Leasing

December 7, 2015

While Down-Payments Rise, Many Renters Not Interested in Home Purchase

As demand outpaced supply in the third quarter, the amount of money consumers put down to buy a home ticked up, according to LendingTree.  The average […]
December 3, 2015

Auto Lending Hits New Record, Refuels Subprime Fears

U.S. consumers are shouldering record levels of debt to get behind the wheel of an automobile.  In the third quarter, the amount of automotive debt outstanding […]
November 25, 2015

It's Getting Cheaper To Buy A Home

Earlier this year, the Federal Housing Administration began reducing mortgage insurance premiums on its loans by an average of $900 a year. While the FHA loans […]
November 16, 2015

Number of First-Time Home Buyers Falls to 28-Year Low

The portion of homebuyers making their first residential purchase fell for a third straight year, and is now at the lowest level since 1987.  The share […]
November 10, 2015

Auto Loans Hit All-Time High

Automobile lending reached its highest level ever at the end of the third quarter while showing few signs of credit weakness, according to a recent Experian […]
November 5, 2015

Sharp Decline For Consumer Loan Delinquencies

Consumer loan delinquencies fell sharply in the second quarter ended June 30, thanks to large drops in home loan-related delinquencies, according to the American Bankers Association.  Delinquencies […]
November 4, 2015

2015 Top-Performing U.S. Small Banks Announced

During the pre-crisis boom years, the nation’s best-performing community banks generally hailed from locales such as Florida, Georgia, Arizona and Nevada – warm-weather states where new-home […]
October 29, 2015

Vacant ‘Zombie’ Foreclosures Down 43%

RealtyTrac released its Q3 2015 U.S. Zombie Foreclosure and Vacant Property Report, which shows 20,050 residential properties in the foreclosure process – but not yet repossessed […]
October 28, 2015

Consumer Loan Delinquencies Decline Sharply

Consumer loan delinquencies fell sharply in the second quarter ended June 30, thanks to large drops in home loan-related delinquencies, according to the American Bankers Association (ABA).  […]