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February 17, 2020

Credit Card Debt Rises to $930 Billion

Credit-card debt rose to a record in the final quarter of 2019 as Americans spent aggressively amid a strong economy and job market, and the proportion […]
February 5, 2020

Homeownership Reaches Highest Rate Since 2013

The U.S. homeownership rate rose to a six-year high in the fourth quarter, led by gains among young people and low-income Americans. The nationwide rate was […]
January 15, 2020

Mortgage Debt Hits a Record $15.8 Trillion

Outstanding U.S. mortgage debt rose to $15.8 trillion in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Federal Reserve.  Combined home, farm, multifamily and commercial mortgage […]
January 14, 2020

Auto Loan Delinquencies at 8-Year High

The percentage of U.S. consumers who are late on their car loan payments has risen to its highest level in nearly eight years, according to new […]
January 10, 2020

Mortgage Rates Show Stability in 2020

If the first weekly Freddie Mac report of the year is any indication, there could be far less volatility for fixed mortgage rates in 2020 than […]
January 8, 2020

Recession Risk Tops CEO List of 2020 Fears

Fear of an economic decline topped the list of U.S. chief executives’ concerns going into 2020, according to a survey from the Conference Board.  The year […]
January 7, 2020

Auto Lenders and Borrowers to Weather Headwinds in 2020

Analysts are anticipating U.S. consumers to have another year of positive credit activity, marking one of the longest periods of sustained consumer credit health in recent […]
December 23, 2019

Auto Loan Rejections on the Rise

U.S. consumers might have their pick of employment in today’s robust job market, but that doesn’t mean everyone is getting financed for a car.  A Federal […]
December 19, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Reaches Turning Point

Loan defect risk in purchase applications stopped falling and plateaued in October, according to First American Financial Corp.’s latest report. “Defect risk for purchase transactions broke […]