March 15, 2018

What is Synthetic Identity Fraud?

The use of synthetic identities is causing more credit card losses than ever. However, the rate of growth of this type of fraud is slowing, according […]
March 12, 2018

Commercial Mortgage Delinquencies Decline

Commercial and multifamily fourth-quarter mortgage delinquency rates improved for most investor types compared to one year prior as the U.S. economy continued its recovery.  Across the […]
March 6, 2018

Mortgage Fraud Risk High in Condo Market

First American Financial Corporation, a provider of title insurance, settlement and risk solutions, released the First American Loan Application Defect Index for January 2018.  The index […]
February 21, 2018

Mortgage Delinquency Rate at Lowest Level Since Recession

The serious mortgage delinquency rate decreased in the final quarter of 2017 to the lowest point since the great recession, according to TransUnion’s Q4 2017 Industry […]
February 20, 2018

Identity Fraud Hits All-Time High With 16.7 Million U.S. Victims

The 2018 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research, revealed that the number of identity fraud victims increased by 8% (rising to 16.7 million […]
January 30, 2018

Small Business Hiring Slows While Economy Grows

Small business hiring slowed in 2017, even as the rest of the economy accelerated, according to a report from human resources firm Paychex.  The Small Business […]
December 21, 2017

Consumer Optimism Down Before the Holidays

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]
December 14, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk Slows; Rises in Hurricane-Impacted States

While the nationwide run-up in mortgage loan application defects appears to have slowed, instances of fraud remain on the rise in Texas and Florida.  The First […]
November 13, 2017

Will Regulation Solve Cybersecurity Problems?

Cybersecurity was a main topic at a recent New York banking conference.  According to Arthur Lindo, senior associate director of the Fed’s division of supervision and […]