Leasing

June 1, 2016

Are Banks Having an Identity Crisis?

The question is so simple it seems silly: What is a bank?  A bank pools savings and then allocates that capital. Simple, right? But that’s just […]
May 27, 2016

What Should You Spend on a Home?

Since the 2008 financial crisis (fueled in large part by a real estate bubble), regulations have been put in place to cut down on predatory lending, […]
May 25, 2016

Businesses Fall Behind on Their Loans

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve released its delinquency and charge-off data for all commercial banks in the first quarter – and it’s very sobering data. […]
May 24, 2016

Financial Services Industry Shows Signs of Growth

The Great Recession hit the financial services industry – and the ARM companies that serve it – the hardest. Even now, this segment is still recovering; […]
May 23, 2016

Are House Prices Creeping Toward Bubble Territory?

A decade ago, a bubble in house prices led to the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.  House prices then collapsed, falling below their long-term […]
May 17, 2016

Reverse Mortgages Safer But Still Have Issues

Across the nation, a sticky subgroup of foreclosure cases involves reverse mortgages.  These loans, usually taken out by seniors, are heavily promoted in advertising and aimed […]
May 10, 2016

Lenders Tighten Standards on Loans to Oil/Gas Industry

Lenders in the U.S. tightened standards and restructured loans for businesses in the oil and gas sector in the opening months of the year amid slumping […]
May 5, 2016

People Are Still Seeing Red Over the Housing Collapse

The nation’s housing markets may be finally getting over the foreclosure crisis, but for many Americans the anger hasn’t subsided.  This recent home sale in Florida […]
May 4, 2016

FTC Obtains $13.4M Judgment in Financing Scheme

A federal court found BlueHippo Funding LLC, BlueHippo Capital LLC and Joseph Rensin in contempt for operating an allegedly deceptive computer financing scheme in violation of […]