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March 23, 2020

A Message to Our Clients

We hope this note finds you and your families safe and healthy during this time of turmoil and uncertainty.  Throughout the world, society is taking unprecedented measures […]
March 13, 2020

Banks Ready Disaster Plan in Wake of Coronavirus

Large US banks have begun testing crisis measures in case of a broader coronavirus outbreak that prevents staff from going to work, according to banking sources.  […]
February 4, 2020

Affordability Improves; Foreclosure Rate Hits 14-Year Low

With steady home price appreciation and falling interest rates, by some measures the shares of distressed mortgages existing in the market shrunk to record lows, according […]
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 […]
November 15, 2019

Two-Thirds of Adults Fear a Recession in 2020

Whether a recession is on the horizon or not is anyone’s guess.  However, according to the latest CNBC Invest in You survey, two-thirds of respondents think […]
September 27, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Declines

Mortgage application fraud risk plummeted in the second quarter as refinance loans poured into the market, according to CoreLogic. The risk of fraud on a mortgage […]
September 26, 2019

Mortgage Credit Tightens Despite Strong Demand

Mortgage credit availability decreased in August according to the Mortgage Credit Availability Index (MCAI).  Mortgage credit tightened despite falling interest rates and a strong uptick in […]
August 6, 2019

How Do Data Breaches Affect Auto Finance?

In the wake of Capital One Financial’s data breach, auto lenders should evaluate ways to tighten up cybersecurity and identify points of vulnerability. The breach compromised […]
July 30, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Plunges

The risk of mortgage application fraud fell in the second quarter of 2019 thanks to a decrease in interest rates. According to CoreLogic’s National Mortgage Application […]