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May 3, 2018

Big Banks Stealthily Back Subprime Loans

Despite tough new regulations aimed at lowering risk for banks, large financial institutions continue to find a way to finance subprime loans.  Big Wall Street banks […]
April 26, 2018

Rising Rates Sound Alarm for Debt-Laden Consumers

Americans have a history of loading up on debt in good times, then paying dearly when the bills come due. Adding to the pain: A booming […]
April 25, 2018

Corporate America Picks Up Pace On Lending

U.S. banks are seeing a surge in the number of loans being taken out by corporate America, with new data showing the biggest increase since the […]
April 23, 2018

Rising Home Prices Push Borrowers Deeper Into Debt

More Americans are stretching to buy homes, the latest sign that rising prices are making homeownership more difficult for potential buyers.  Roughly 1 in 5 conventional […]
April 20, 2018

Millennials Spend 45% of Income on Rent

As rent prices continue to rise, a new study shows Millennials are paying about 45% of their total income toward rent, and pay out close to […]
April 19, 2018

Credit Risk at Highest Level since 2013

Lenders are slowly easing their credit standards as credit risk hit its highest level since 2013, according to the latest Housing Credit Availability Index (HCAI) from […]
April 13, 2018

What to Buy in April

It’s officially spring, and retailers are preparing for warm weather and hotter sales. In April consumers will find deals on everything from travel to jewelry, as […]
April 10, 2018

In the Know: All About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Everyone has heard about Bitcoin by now, especially its ability to rise (and fall) by thousands of dollars within a single day. Interest in the virtual […]
April 6, 2018

Consumer Delinquencies Decline Amid Job Growth

More U.S. consumers are keeping up with their loan payments as they enjoy a boost from the strong economy.  During the fourth quarter of last year, […]