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March 16, 2016

First Mortgage Debt Jumps to $8.3 Trillion

The total balance of outstanding first mortgages in January jumped to more than $8.3 trillion, an increase of 2.1% year-over-year, according to data from the February […]
March 15, 2016

What Banks Can Learn From the IRS Data Breach

The IRS recently acknowledged that the number of taxpayers whose information has been stolen by hackers through its systems is 724,000 – more than double the […]
March 11, 2016

States With the Most Household Debt

Total U.S. household debt continued to climb in the fourth quarter of 2015. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Quarterly Report on Household […]
March 10, 2016

Consumer Bankruptcy Filings Down; Commercial Filings Up

Total U.S. bankruptcy filings decreased just 1% in February from the same period last year, according to data provided by Epiq Systems, Inc. Bankruptcy filings totaled […]
March 9, 2016

5 Best U.S. Counties to Be a Banker

Since deposits are the starting point of a good banking relationship, you might look to do business in 1 of the 5 states with the highest […]
March 7, 2016

Some Advisers Aren’t Reporting Cyber Breaches

Many advisory firms are playing with fire by failing to report to regulators cybersecurity breaches, both big and small, experts say.  “What we see firms are […]
March 4, 2016

What to Buy in March

The weather may be variable, but retailers stick to a seasonal schedule no matter what, and that means savings for smart consumers. March is the time […]
March 3, 2016

Consumer Debt Rises with Age

Debt held by consumers in the U.S. as they age is rising, according to an analysis by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  From 2003 […]
March 1, 2016

Banks’ Biggest Cyber Threat Might Be ‘Human Element’

In the battle against cybercrime, investing in people is just as important as investing in technology.  Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting individual bank employees to get access inside the […]