Credit Cards

September 19, 2019

Best and Worst States for Credit Conditions

CardRatings.com released new research ranking the best and worst states for credit conditions. Highlighted by stark differences in credit circumstances across the U.S., the analysis helps […]
September 17, 2019

FICO Scores Reach Record High

The average FICO score stands at 706, a record high, said Ethan Dornhelm, vice president of scores and predictive analytics at FICO. That compares with 686 […]
September 9, 2019

Most Americans Have Tapped Their Retirement Savings

Approximately 52% of respondents admit to tapping their retirement savings account early for a purpose other than retiring, according to a survey by MagnifyMoney.  The Investment […]
September 5, 2019

Back to School Spending 2019: By the Numbers

’Tis the (other) season.  As students start back to school and college, families are spending more than ever on school supplies.  “Consumers are in a strong […]
August 16, 2019

Consumer Debt/Economic Concern Raises Mortgage Default Risk

Mortgage default risk rose in the U.S. in Q1 2019 as a result of increased economic risk and borrower risk, according to the recently launched Milliman […]
August 1, 2019

FICO Scores Jump to 3-Year High

The average credit score of borrowers who got all types of mortgages in June rose to 731, an almost three-year high, as a strong labor market […]
July 12, 2019

33% of Americans Have Cut Their Spending

When it comes to money, do most people prefer to spend, save, donate or invest?  The answer may come as a surprise. Contrary to what you […]
July 9, 2019

By the Numbers: Independence Day 2019

Another holiday… another budget buster!  Patriotism ran high this July 4th, as most Americans celebrated the 243rd anniversary of the adoption of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. Independence […]
June 19, 2019

Bank Card Issuers Prepare for Next Downturn

Recent comments by two large credit card issuers suggested that the card industry has moved into a new stage of preparation for the eventual end of […]