Employment

June 27, 2018

Small Banks Look to Branch Out

Banks across the U.S. have closed nearly 9,000 branches this decade. Yet many smaller banks are in building mode, a sign that broader economic growth is […]
June 26, 2018

Consumer Debt Soars but Mortgages Aren’t to Blame

Consumer debt is approaching new highs with current household debt set to be $1 trillion above the peak debt level of 2008, by the end of […]
June 25, 2018

The Hidden Costs of Student-Debt Forgiveness

Students seeking relief on their college and graduate-school debt could be sitting on a hidden tax bomb: Billions of dollars in one-time bills from the Internal […]
June 22, 2018

Home Prices Outpace Pay Increases

Affordable housing is increasingly hard to find in today’s market. According to data from Trulia, America’s inventory of starter homes has decreased by almost half compared […]
June 21, 2018

Final Exams: Big Banks Expected to Pass Stress Tests

Later this month, the Federal Reserve will announce the results of the annual stress tests for banks, but one firm is already predicting banks will pass.  […]
June 20, 2018

Economy ‘Going Off a Cliff” in 2020?

Former Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke confirmed what many experts are already predicting: The next recession is less than two years away.  In a recent Bloomberg […]
June 19, 2018

Leasing Business Volume Down 13%

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), showed their overall new business volume for April was $7.9 billion, unchanged year-over-year […]
June 18, 2018

Credit Card Issuers Prepare for Darker Days

A slump in U.S. consumer credit is inevitable, and the key question is when it will arrive.  The answer has big ramifications for the $1 trillion […]
June 15, 2018

First-Time Buyers Account for 46% of Mortgages

Young Americans are hitting more and more homeownership roadblocks: crippling student debt, escalating home prices, surging mortgage rates and a scarcity of listings.  So why have […]