Leasing

March 16, 2015

Another Round of Defaults Plague HAMP

The Home Affordable Modification Program continues to disappoint.  As of Dec. 31, 1 in 3 struggling homeowners who received a loan modification through HAMP ultimately re-defaulted […]
March 10, 2015

Technology Boosts Big Banks' Customer Satisfaction

Will technology provide the shot in the arm that megabanks need to catch up with community banks in customer service?  A new survey suggests that might […]
March 6, 2015

Reset Risk Worse than Expected for Underwater HELOCs

Home prices have not recovered enough to protect the states with high concentrations of home equity lines of credit whose rates are scheduled to reset in […]
March 2, 2015

Americans Could Get a Boost to Their Credit Score

Millions of consumers could be lifted out of subprime status and get better loan terms if credit reports and scores were broadened to consider on-time utility […]
February 25, 2015

San Francisco Leads Nation in Salary Needed to Buy Home

You’ll need to earn more in San Francisco than throughout the rest of the country to afford a median-priced home, according to a quarterly report from […]
February 24, 2015

Lenders Step Up Loans to Subprime Borrowers

Loans to consumers with low credit scores have reached the highest level since the start of the financial crisis, driven by a boom in car lending […]
February 19, 2015

Americans Borrowing More, Delinquencies Climb

Household debt – including mortgages, credit cards, auto loans and student loans – rose $117 billion from October to December to $11.8 trillion, according to the […]
February 9, 2015

What a Waste: You're Spending Too Much

No matter how tight our budgets or how stringent we think we are with our spending, it can seem like our money just evaporates. Instead of cutting […]