security

November 1, 2016

Banks/Retailers Need Protection Against Everyday Devices

Security experts fear the big cyberattack that debilitated Twitter, PayPal, Netflix, and dozens of other companies last week could be a precursor to a larger assault that […]
October 21, 2016

New Home Mortgage Apps Rise 3% in September

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Builder Application Survey (BAS) data for September 2016 shows mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 3% relative to September 2015. […]
October 20, 2016

Is the Foreclosure Crisis Finally Over?

Foreclosure filings dropped to the lowest level reported since December 2005, signaling the end of the country’s foreclosure crisis, according to Attom Data Solutions.  In September, […]
October 14, 2016

Presidential Candidates Need to Focus on Housing

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should face more questions about housing policy according to Fannie Mae CEO Tim Mayopoulos.  While Mayopoulos declined to endorse any political […]
October 7, 2016

Making Gains: Rising Values Help Underwater Homeowners

About 548,000 U.S. homeowners regained equity in the second quarter, bringing the percentage of homes with positive equity to 92.9% of all mortgaged properties, or approximately […]
October 6, 2016

Household Income Grew 5.2% in 2015

Americans last year reaped the largest economic gains in nearly a generation as poverty fell, health insurance coverage spread and incomes rose sharply for households on […]
October 4, 2016

Survey: Election Outcome is Economy’s Big Threat

What the majority of Americans fear most about the upcoming presidential election is the election itself — and that might be the scariest part of all.  […]
September 30, 2016

Halting Online Fraud with Selfies?

MasterCard plans to launch new biometric technology for verifying customer identities during online shopping transactions in the coming weeks with merchants and banks. The company has been testing […]
September 28, 2016

Seniors Prefer Non-Digital Communication from Banks

According to the Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 U.S. adults over the age of 65 don’t use the internet at all.  Some older customers may simply […]