Economy

July 18, 2017

Reputation Survey: Regional Banks Rise to the Top

The 2017 survey revealed that the banking industry overall extended its multi-year reputation recovery among U.S. consumers, achieving a reputation score that qualified as “strong” (above […]
July 17, 2017

Underwater Mortgages Doing Swimmingly, at 11-Year Low

The number of underwater mortgage borrowers has fallen to below 2 million for the first time since 2006.  According to the recent mortgage report from Black […]
July 14, 2017

A Decade of Mobile Banking

On June 29, 2017, the iPhone turned 10 years old. Since the first iPhone was released in 2007, Apple has sold some 1.2 Billion phones and […]
July 13, 2017

Average Credit Score Hits All-Time High

Americans are seeing higher credit scores than ever as the average national FICO score reached an all-time high, hitting 700 for the first time ever.  FICO […]
July 12, 2017

Mortgage Risk Hits Highest Level in 2 Years

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications increased in May to levels not seen since 2015, according to First […]
July 11, 2017

Home Affordability Hits Lowest Level in a Decade

Affordability dropped in the second quarter, sinking to its lowest level since 2008, according to the Q2 2017 U.S. Home Affordability Index by ATTOM Data Solutions.  The […]
July 10, 2017

CMBS Delinquency Rate Jumps to 5-Year High

Trepp, a leading provider of information, analytics, and technology to the structured finance, commercial real estate, and banking markets, released its June 2017 U.S. CMBS Delinquency […]
July 7, 2017

Digital Banks Take the Lead in Customer Satisfaction

Conventional wisdom once would have said consumers prefer a traditional bank with branches and humans while digital “direct” banks (those without branches) were only for rate […]
July 6, 2017

Consumer Delinquencies on the Rise

Delinquencies in both open- and closed-end loans rose in the first quarter of 2017, according to the ABA Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin released today.  The rise in […]