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April 10, 2018

In the Know: All About Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency

Everyone has heard about Bitcoin by now, especially its ability to rise (and fall) by thousands of dollars within a single day. Interest in the virtual […]
March 26, 2018

Retail Property Loans are Trouble Spot

While delinquency rates for commercial mortgage-backed securities were mostly flat to declining in February compared with January, the troubled retail sector is still a sore spot.  […]
March 21, 2018

Auto Finance Delinquencies Level Off; Volume Up

Serious auto finance delinquencies (60 days or more past due) “plateaued” in the fourth quarter, remaining relatively flat at 1.43% as compared with the prior-year quarter, […]
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 […]