Business

July 2, 2015

Cities That Have Done the Best (and Worst) Post-Recession

This month marks six years since the end of the U.S. recession. In those six years, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has climbed more than 200 percent […]
July 1, 2015

Will 2.2M 'Boomerang' Borrowers Boost Housing?

A flood of ex-homeowners may be ready to re-enter the mortgage market over the next 5 years, according to a TransUnion report.  Based on an analysis of […]
June 26, 2015

Phone Scams on the Rise as Bank Fraud Goes Low-Tech

Pindrop Security recently released a study that shows a 30% rise in phone fraud among financial institutions since 2013. The company, which provides call-center-security software, analyzed […]
June 23, 2015

29% of Americans Have No Savings

Almost 3 in 10 Americans say they have no emergency savings, according to a survey just released by Bankrate.com.  That’s the highest number since Bankrate began […]
June 22, 2015

Foreclosure Activity Hits 19-Month High

US foreclosure activity reached a 19-month high in May as bank repossessions of homes continued to rise across the country. That doesn’t mean the housing market […]
June 16, 2015

U.S. Households Post Record Net Worth

The net worth of U.S. households and nonprofit organizations – the value of homes, stocks, and other assets minus debts and other liabilities – rose about […]
June 11, 2015

Americans' Housing Optimism Gains Momentum

Consumer attitudes about the housing market showed marked improvement last month, strengthening the case for a lift in housing activity this year, according to results from […]
June 8, 2015

Homebuyers Know the Importance of Credit Scores

According to a recent survey from Experian Consumer Services, 95% of homebuyers are aware that credit scores play a significant role when purchasing a home, and those who know […]