Government

August 8, 2017

Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years

Small business owners are more optimistic than they have been in a decade, according to a new Wells Fargo and Gallup small business survey.  The survey resulted in a Small […]
August 7, 2017

Consumers Grow Pessimistic About Future

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic in their future this July, however confidence levels remain historically high, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
August 4, 2017

Most Americans Die With Debt

You’re probably going to die with some debt to your name. In fact, 73% of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according […]
August 2, 2017

Subprime Auto Defaults are Soaring

It’s classic subprime: hasty loans, rapid defaults, and, at times, outright fraud.  Only this isn’t the U.S. housing market circa 2007. It’s the U.S. auto industry […]
July 27, 2017

Mortgage Delinquencies Continue to Decline

Mortgage delinquencies dropped in April and the economy continued to show improvement, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Report from CoreLogic.  Nationally, mortgages in some stage […]
July 26, 2017

Foreclosure Filings Down 20% from Year Ago

According to ATTOM Data Solutions’ Midyear 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report the total number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings during the first half of the […]
July 25, 2017

Rate Hike Prevented 1 Million Americans From Paying Mortgage

A new analysis from TransUnion found that 10.6 million Americans could struggle to absorb their increased monthly payments after the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates in December, however further examination showed only […]
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 […]