Economy

January 10, 2017

Push for Faster ACH Payments Increases Bank Fraud

As of September, credit-based ACH payments are now being settled within the same day. These transactions involve one person/entity pushing money from their bank account to […]
January 9, 2017

Mortgage Industry Predictions for 2017

What does 2017 have in store for the mortgage industry?  Eight industry experts weigh in on what they see coming in the next year for origination, […]
January 6, 2017

What to Buy in January

Have you spent too much on Christmas presents? Are holiday gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Either way, frugal shoppers will find plenty of […]
January 5, 2017

Will These Mortgage Trends Make a Comeback in ’17?

The boom-bust cycle of refinancing and a host of other mortgage trends and strategies tend to come and go and come again depending on varying factors.  […]
January 4, 2017

Lending Trouble Lies Ahead in 2017

Mortgages, commercial-and-industrial loans, subprime auto lending and student lending are ripe for setbacks and, in some cases, crises in 2017.  Here is a breakdown of each […]
January 3, 2017

The Uncertain Future of the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau faces a precarious and uncertain future in 2017 with all eyes focused on two questions: whether President-elect Donald Trump will attempt […]
January 2, 2017

Law Firms Ramp Up Cybersecurity

A surge in high-profile law firm data breaches is shifting the way businesses are shopping for lawyers, say cybersecurity experts, academics, and attorneys.  Clients with sensitive […]
December 23, 2016

Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, words like “values”, “impact”, and “empathy” feel especially relevant. People across the economic spectrum feel drawn to giving back to their communities […]
December 22, 2016

5 Housing Predictions for 2017

The housing market in 2016 was largely defined by two main trends: rising home prices nationwide and falling interest rates due to political events such as […]