Credit

June 6, 2019

Household Debt Hits $13.67 Trillion

Total U.S. household debt rose 0.9% from the prior quarter to $13.67 trillion in the first three months of 2019, about in line with the pace […]
June 5, 2019

Consumer Confidence Surges to Near 18-Year High

Expectations of economic growth paint a sunny picture for summer home buying with consumer confidence approaching an 18-year high. Potential buyers positively assessed income, business and […]
June 4, 2019

Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Declines

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications during April decreased by 4.2% from March, according to new data […]
June 3, 2019

Home Affordability Returns After 3 Years

In March, home prices retreated 0.9%, sliding 0.04% year over year, according to First American’s Real House Price Index.  According to First American’s data, unadjusted house […]
May 31, 2019

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

American optimism about the economy continued to recover in May, following a dip earlier this year, according to a monthly barometer of consumers’ mood.  The Conference Board […]
May 30, 2019

Americans Still View Housing as Good Investment

A majority of Americans (65%) think it is still a good idea to invest in a home, according to the latest survey of consumer expectations of […]
May 7, 2019

Banks Hold On to Riskier Credit Card Loans

The credit card loans that banks bundle into bonds and sell to investors are outperforming the loans that lenders have held onto, according to a recent […]
May 2, 2019

Most Insurers Believe a Recession is Looming

Most insurers believe that the U.S. will enter an economic recession sometime within the next two years, according to the latest annual Goldman Sachs Asset Management […]
April 30, 2019

Credit Card Charge-Offs Rise

Red flags are flying in the credit-card industry after a key gauge of bad debt jumped to the highest level in almost seven years. The charge-off […]