Credit

October 1, 2020

Small Business Activity Stagnant in August

In August, there were 23.7% fewer businesses open relative to January. This represents an increase in small business closures of 1.2%age points since July. A spike […]
October 1, 2020

Commercial Real Estate Sees Rise in Delinquencies, Defaults

Commercial real estate (CRE) loans in bank portfolios are showing stress related to the economic downturn and signs that some borrowers are already expecting to default […]
October 1, 2020

August New Business Volume Down 24%

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for August was $7.0 billion, down 24% […]
September 10, 2020

Consumer Confidence Falls to 6-Year Low

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell to its lowest level since 2014 in August.  This is likely due to a combination of increased COVID-19 cases […]
September 10, 2020

Household Debt Falls for First Time Since 2014

After setting records in 23 consecutive quarters, total household debt fell in the second quarter for the first time since 2014 as shutdowns associated with the […]
September 10, 2020

Commercial Mortgage Debt Surges 320%

More than $54.3 billion in U.S. commercial mortgage backed securities have been transferred to loan workout specialists mostly because of payment delinquencies, a 320% increase since […]
June 8, 2020

Consumer Confidence is Shattered

Consumer confidence has collapsed amid the coronavirus pandemic and isn’t getting a lift from states re-opening their economies, according to a new report. A Morning Consult […]
June 8, 2020

Economy Will Improve but Remain Distressed

Following April’s record one-month decline, consumer confidence inched upward in May by an insignificant amount, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The Sentiment […]
June 8, 2020

The US Economy is in a Recession

Today, the National Bureau of Economic Research said the U.S. economy peaked in February, ending the longest expansion in U.S. history at 128 months, or about […]