Credit Cards

March 26, 2019

HELOC Demand Falls to 15-Year Low

Home equity is sitting above the $15 trillion mark nationwide, according to the Federal Reserve, but interest in more costly forms of debt, like credit cards […]
March 20, 2019

Home Affordability Greatly Impacts Cost of Living Expenses

Amid worsening affordability in the U.S., people in the Washington, D.C., metro area have the most money left over after they pay their mortgage, according to […]
March 14, 2019

Credit Card Balances End Year At Record High

U.S. credit card debt hit $870 billion – the largest amount ever – as of December 2018, according to the data from the Federal Reserve. Credit […]
March 13, 2019

Community Banks Brace for Challenging Year

For community bankers, 2018 was a downward march, culminating in a new low for the Bank Experience Index.  The index, which gauges access to capital, loan […]
February 28, 2019

American Household Debt at Record High

Americans faced record levels of debt at the end of 2018, with the amount owed by households rising for an eighteenth consecutive quarter. According to the […]
February 20, 2019

Recession Risk Rises to 25% in New Poll

There is a one-in-four chance of a U.S. recession in the next 12 months, a scenario that should keep the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates […]
January 9, 2019

Consumer Delinquencies Spike in Third Quarter

Installment loan and bank card delinquencies rose in six of the 11 categories in the third quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer […]
December 18, 2018

Homeowners May Start to Tap Equity in 2019

Mortgage originations are falling and will continue to do so in 2019, but rising home prices could cause an increase in homeowners seeking to tap into […]
December 5, 2018

Household Debt Soars to Record High

U.S. households have been taking on more debt for 17 straight quarters, leading to a total debt burden of $13.51 trillion at the end of the […]