security

November 8, 2017

Storm Damage: Auto Lenders Brace for Losses

U.S. auto lenders are starting to tally the financial damage from late-summer hurricanes that destroyed an estimated 500,000 to one million vehicles.  So far, the impact […]
November 7, 2017

Are Some Cities Close to a Housing Bubble?

According to a recent report released by the Urban Institute, with home prices on the rise, some cities are inching closer to a housing bubble.  The […]
October 25, 2017

Housing Confidence on the Rise; Renters Optimistic

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index (HPSI) increased 0.3 points in September to 88.3, matching the all-time high set in June. The rise can be […]
October 24, 2017

Mortgage Default Rates Begin to Rise

Mortgage defaults in September were slightly higher than in the previous month and are still lower than a year ago but they are closer to matching levels seen […]
October 20, 2017

Banks Prepare for Credit Card Defaults

Credit card delinquencies increased for three consecutive months, adding to signs that consumers in the U.S. are having a tough time paying their debt.  According to recent […]
October 19, 2017

Data Breaches Cost Firms $1.3 Million in 2017

Cyber attacks cost large North American businesses an average of $1.3 million in 2017, according to a new report from security vendor Kaspersky Lab and market research firm […]
October 18, 2017

Credit Card Delinquencies on the Rise

Credit card delinquency rose for the third straight month in September, data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and card issuer Discover Financial Services suggested.  The data […]
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.  […]