Credit Cards

February 14, 2020

Credit Card Debt Rises to $930 Billion

Credit-card debt rose to a record in the final quarter of 2019 as Americans spent aggressively amid a strong economy and job market, and the proportion […]
February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day Spending Sets New Record

It seems like the love for Valentine’s Day is growing every year.  National Retail Federations’ Annual 2020 Valentine’s Day Spending Survey, conducted by Proper Insights & […]
December 26, 2019

Credit Scores are Highest in 8 Years

Americans are more in debt than they’ve ever been, but thanks to a solid economy, the vast majority of people are still able to pay their […]
December 23, 2019

Auto Loan Rejections on the Rise

U.S. consumers might have their pick of employment in today’s robust job market, but that doesn’t mean everyone is getting financed for a car.  A Federal […]
December 20, 2019

Customers Plan to Spend Less This Holiday Season

If you’re expecting a holiday gift from your co-worker this year, or from guests at your holiday party, don’t hold your breath.  The second annual Holiday […]
December 10, 2019

Household Debt Spikes to Record $14 trillion

U.S. household debt rose to a record $14 trillion in the third quarter, led by an increase in mortgage loans, according to the Federal Reserve Bank […]
November 19, 2019

Consumer Spending Slows, Economy Losing Momentum

U.S. consumers are doing fine, but they don’t look like the force they were earlier in the year.  Retail sales rose 0.3% in October from a […]
November 15, 2019

Two-Thirds of Adults Fear a Recession in 2020

Whether a recession is on the horizon or not is anyone’s guess.  However, according to the latest CNBC Invest in You survey, two-thirds of respondents think […]
November 13, 2019

Banks Tighten Standards on Credit Cards

Banks are tightening their standards on credit card loans in the third quarter, out of concern with the more uncertain economic outlook, according to the latest […]