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July 19, 2017

Homes Prices and Competition Hit Record High

The U.S. housing market continued to accelerate in June, with both the median prices and speed of home sales hitting all-time highs, according to a recent […]
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 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 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 […]
June 27, 2017

Banks: Are There Too Many Cybersecurity Alerts?

Security alert overload, a source of frustration for bank security departments for some time, appears to have careened out of control.  A survey of bank security […]