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March 14, 2018

Household Debt Rose at Fastest Rate Since 2007

U.S. household debt jumped in the fourth quarter at the fastest pace of this expansion while wealth gains continued amid a rising stock market, underscoring the […]
March 13, 2018

Entry-Level Housing Shortage Pushes Up Prices

With buyers scrambling for homes on anticipated mortgage rate growth, house values continued to rise at the start of the year, making entry-level homes even less […]
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 23, 2018

Millennials Slow to Pay Medical Bills

TransUnion’s study of Millennials’ relationship with consumer debt reveals that this generation differs from older generations in their financial behaviors and motivators, and they do so […]
February 22, 2018

Tough Spring Home-Buying Season Looms Ahead

The 2018 spring home buying season could be even more competitive than last year’s, marked by fewer listings, quicker sales, and a higher percentage of homes […]
February 16, 2018

Phishing Attacks Affected 76% of Firms in 2017

The battle against phishing attacks is still very much on, with a majority of enterprises reporting attacks in 2017. According to Wombat Security Technologies’ State of […]
February 15, 2018

New Foreclosures Fell to Record Low in 2017

It was a record-setting year in terms of the low number of foreclosure starts, partially helped by the various post-storm moratoria, according to Black Knight.  “Just […]
February 14, 2018

Love is in the Air: Valentine’s Day Spending May Reach $20 Billion

U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day as 55% of the population celebrates this year.  This is an increase from last […]
February 6, 2018

Consumer Credit Scores Reach 10-Year High

The national average consumer credit score improved in 2017, continuing an upward trend and signaling economic recovery, according to the State of Credit report released by […]