Money

July 11, 2016

Subprime Decline: Millions of Consumers Boost Scores

The share of U.S. adults with credit scores that are considered “subprime” fell to 20.7% in April, the 6th consecutive year-over-year decline and the lowest level since at […]
July 8, 2016

What Keeps Business Professionals Awake at Night?

The Wall Street Journal rounded up some recent surveys and reports dealing with payments, risk and security issues.  Here are some of the findings. Pay Up: A […]
July 7, 2016

Bank Reputation: Leadership Trumps Performance

What a bank stands for matters more than the products it sells.  This is a key insight for banks to consider if they want to work […]
July 6, 2016

Chip Cards May Bring an End to Some ATMs

By October of this year, ATM owners in the U.S. have to replace or upgrade their machines to accept chip cards or face liability for certain […]
July 5, 2016

U.S. Mortgage Market Looks Very Similar to 2007

The homeownership rate has fallen by more than 4 percentage points since 2008. At the same time, post-crisis reforms banned much of the risky lending that […]
July 1, 2016

Banks Court Hackers for Cybersecurity Jobs

Even though cybersecurity jobs can offer 6-figure salaries, generous signing bonuses and other perks, banks are struggling to find people to hire.  Part of it is […]
June 30, 2016

Most Consumers Will Take Business Elsewhere if Hacked

A recent study commissioned by Centrify found that 66% of adults in the U.S. are at least somewhat likely to stop doing business with a company […]
June 29, 2016

Bank Reputation: Regionals Score Tops; Big Banks Improve

The reputation of the banking industry as a whole nudged up to 67.1 on a 100-point scale, helped by an improving economy. The score is just […]
June 28, 2016

Housing Still Faces Obstacles; Could Be ‘Engine of Growth’

The Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) at Harvard University released its 2016 report on The State of the Nation’s Housing. Calling the housing sector “an […]