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April 12, 2017

Banks Rethink Credit Scores as Changes Take Effect

Come July, TransUnion, Experian and Equifax will no longer include information about tax liens and civil judgments on a consumer’s record if the data doesn’t include […]
April 11, 2017

Home Equity Loans on the Rise

Mortgage lenders, along with borrowers, are starting to welcome home equity lines of credit back into the market after the loan product began to disappear in […]
April 10, 2017

Auto Loan Defaults Not Likely to Cause Next Bubble

An increase in the delinquency of risky auto loans probably won’t send the U.S. economy into the doldrums the way the mortgage loan crisis did in […]
April 6, 2017

Bank Card and Mortgage Defaults Tick Upward

Data from the recent S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices report shows the composite rate up two basis points from last month at 0.94% in February. The […]
April 5, 2017

Tappable Equity Hits 10-Year High

An annual home price appreciation of 5.5% during 2016 helped to increase the number of mortgage holders with tappable equity to 39.5 million, according to new […]
April 4, 2017

Prime Target: Cybercriminals Set Sights on Tax Pros

According to security experts, tax preparers are a special target for cybercriminals.  Tax preparers make perfect targets because their hard drives hum with “personal identifiable information” – […]
April 3, 2017

The Housing Crisis: 10 Years Later

CoreLogic recently released a report entitled, United States Residential Foreclosure Crisis: 10 Years Later, in which they examined the years leading up to the crisis all the way […]
March 29, 2017

Student Loan Defaults on the Rise

A new analysis of government data by the Consumer Federation of America found that the number of Americans in default on their student loans jumped by […]
March 28, 2017

Continued Good News For Housing

After several years of job gains combined with the hope that the best is yet to come in 2017, consumer confidence surged, according to the new consumer […]