Debt

October 8, 2019

Consumer Credit Climbs Higher Than Expected

U.S. consumer credit increased more than forecast in August as school loans and other non-revolving debt rose by the most in three years. Total credit climbed […]
September 27, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Declines

Mortgage application fraud risk plummeted in the second quarter as refinance loans poured into the market, according to CoreLogic. The risk of fraud on a mortgage […]
September 26, 2019

Mortgage Credit Tightens Despite Strong Demand

Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI).  Mortgage credit tightened despite falling interest rates and a strong uptick in […]
September 25, 2019

Auto Loan Balances Reach Another Record High

Auto loan amounts increasd in the second quarter with the average new vehicle loan hit $32,119 (up $1,161 YOY).  Average used vehicle loan amounts reached $20,156 […]
September 24, 2019

Most Americans Anxious AboutTheir Debt

Adults in the U.S. over the age of 18 say they have an average of $29,800 in personal debt (not including mortgages), and 15% of Americans […]
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 18, 2019

“Tappable” Equity Climbs to New High of $6.3 Trillion

Tappable equity reached an all-time high of $6.3 trillion in the second quarter as home-price gains made real estate more valuable.  The amount of equity homeowners […]
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 […]