Business

February 23, 2017

2017 Will Bring Modest Economic Growth

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has looked into the future, and they are not complaining.  “We’re expecting steady, modest growth in the U.S. economy,” said MBA Vice President […]
February 22, 2017

Cybercriminals Target Online Lenders

Financial organizations are being increasingly targeted by cybercriminals looking to capitalize on alternative lending and payment models. Although the entire financial services industry is a hotbed […]
February 21, 2017

Will Household Debt Hit New Record in 2017?

Americans’ debt balances rose “substantially” in the final quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.   Household debt totaled $12.58 trillion as […]
February 17, 2017

Most Americans Ruin Their Credit by Age 30

A whopping 68% of Americans make at least one major financial mistake, or “credit fumble,” before turning 30, leading to a negative mark on their credit […]
February 16, 2017

Consumers’ Attitude on Housing Brightens

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index rose 2 percentage points to 82.7 in January, reflecting the more positive consumer outlook following November’s presidential election.  The […]
February 15, 2017

Home Sales Close Out 2016 on High Note

Hopes are high for this year as 2016 closed out pending home sales on a high note, however low inventory continues to dampen the high spirits.  […]
February 10, 2017

New Administration Brings New Tax Laws for 2017

As a new administration takes up residence in the White House, most Americans are preparing to file their 2016 taxes. But if the new administration has […]
February 9, 2017

New Business Volume Down 3% from 2015

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed their overall new business volume for December was $12.1 billion, down 3% year-over-year from new […]
February 8, 2017

8 Years and Counting: No Recession in Sight

It’s been almost 8 years since the last recession ended in June 2009.  With economists predicting the next 2 years won’t bring a recession, that could […]