Credit

July 11, 2018

Small Business Loan Approvals Continue to Rise

Small business loan approval rates for big banks (25.9%) continued the upswing with yet another new high in May 2018, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business […]
July 10, 2018

Business-Loan Drought Ends for Banks

Preliminary second-quarter data from the Federal Reserve indicate the year-over-year growth rate of business loans rose to 5.5% in late June from less than 1% near […]
July 9, 2018

Equity Gains: U.S. Homeowners are $1 Trillion Wealthier

As house values continued growing, homeowners with mortgages, accounting for 63% of all properties, saw their equity increase 13.3% year-over-year in the first quarter, a gain […]
July 6, 2018

Housing Costs to Blame for Low Millennial Homeownership

The homeownership rate for adults age 25 to 34 was 37.5% in 2016, about three percentage points lower than the historical average for this demographic and […]
July 4, 2018

Fourth of July: By the Numbers

Americans are expected to spend $6.9 billion on food for Fourth of July cookouts and picnics tomorrow, according to the annual survey released by the National […]
June 29, 2018

Consumers Confident in Mortgage Approvals, Home Sales

The share of consumers confident that it wouldn’t be difficult to obtain a mortgage in the current market shot up 10% from a quarter ago, according […]
June 27, 2018

Small Banks Look to Branch Out

Banks across the U.S. have closed nearly 9,000 branches this decade. Yet many smaller banks are in building mode, a sign that broader economic growth is […]
June 26, 2018

Consumer Debt Soars but Mortgages Aren’t to Blame

Consumer debt is approaching new highs with current household debt set to be $1 trillion above the peak debt level of 2008, by the end of […]
June 25, 2018

The Hidden Costs of Student-Debt Forgiveness

Students seeking relief on their college and graduate-school debt could be sitting on a hidden tax bomb: Billions of dollars in one-time bills from the Internal […]