Finance

November 9, 2018

Credit Card Chips Fail to Halt Fraud

New chip-enabled credit cards, which were rolled out to U.S. consumers starting in 2015, were supposed to put an end to rampant credit card fraud.  So […]
November 8, 2018

Credit Scores Can Take a Year to Recover After House Purchase

LendingTree, an online loan marketplace, released its study on how buying a house affects credit scores. The analysis looked at more than 5,000 consumers who took […]
November 7, 2018

Home Equity Lending is Poised to Soar

Home equity levels continue to rise, and all signs point to a market ripe for home equity lending, according to a recent report from consumer credit […]
November 6, 2018

Multifamily/ Commercial Mortgage Lending Hits New High

High property values and low mortgage rates pushed commercial and multifamily originations beyond their projected totals in 2017 to a new market peak, according to the […]
November 5, 2018

Mortgage Delinquencies See Largest Monthly Spike in 10 Years

Mortgage delinquencies surged in September, bringing the largest single-month delinquency spike in a decade, according to the latest First Look data report from Black Knight.  Mortgage […]
November 2, 2018

New FICO Model Could Boost Millions of Credit Scores

Experian, FICO and Finicity announced a new credit scoring model that could expand credit access for millions of Americans.  The new model, UltraFICO, would look at […]
November 1, 2018

Weakening Credit Conditions Put Mortgage Lending at Risk

Credit ratings agency, Moody’s Investors Service, just released a report citing deterioration in overall loan quality in the mortgage lending market.  The analysts there think the […]
October 30, 2018

What do Bankers Fear This Halloween Season?

By most accounts, the banking industry is in great shape. The economy is humming, last year’s tax break provided a boost to profits, and President Trump’s […]
October 29, 2018

American Homeowners are Staying Put

Housing-market headwinds are keeping American homeowners in their properties for the longest stretches on record.  This is a sharp contrast to the mobility Americans have for […]