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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 […]
September 29, 2017

What’s Next for Consumer Data Security?

For Equifax, the fallout from its massive data breach is far from over.  The company is facing numerous inquiries from government agencies and even lawsuits.  The breach exposed serious […]
September 28, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk on the Rise

An estimated 13,404mortgage applications, representing 0.82% of all applications, filed during the second quarter contained indications of fraud, according to the Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index released by CoreLogic.  […]
September 26, 2017

Texas Delinquencies Jump 16% After Harvey

Mortgage delinquencies in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey last month were 16% higher than in July, according to Black Knight Financial Services.  More than 6,700 new 30-day delinquencies stem from […]
August 17, 2017

No Housing Bubble … Just Yet

As home prices continue to rise across the U.S., the dreaded b-word is beginning to be heard in some overheated markets.  However, many companies insist that despite the […]
August 14, 2017

CMBS Delinquency Down in July

Though the Trepp CMBS Delinquency Rate climbed steeply in June, it retreated just as quickly in July. The delinquency rate for US commercial real estate loans […]