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January 9, 2019

Consumer Delinquencies Spike in Third Quarter

Installment loan and bank card delinquencies rose in six of the 11 categories in the third quarter of 2018, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer […]
January 8, 2019

U.S. Housing Market Worth $33.3 trillion in 2018

In 2018, the total value of the U.S. housing market increased $1.9 trillion, propelling its value to a whopping $33.3 trillion, according to new data from […]
January 4, 2019

HELOC Volume Down 11% from 2017

After soaring to a near 10-year high, HELOC originations took an unexpected tumble in the third quarter, falling 14% from the previous quarter and 11% from […]
January 3, 2019

Recession Indicator Stumbles Lower in New Year

Traders return to their desks in the new year with a familiar warning signal flashing even more strongly than before — the Treasury yield curve got […]
December 19, 2018

Commercial, Multifamily Mortgage Debt at All-Time High

According to newly released data from the Mortgage Bankers Association, outstanding commercial and multifamily mortgage debt climbed to a record high of $3.32 trillion in the […]
December 18, 2018

Homeowners May Start to Tap Equity in 2019

Mortgage originations are falling and will continue to do so in 2019, but rising home prices could cause an increase in homeowners seeking to tap into […]
December 17, 2018

What Will the Changes in Lease Accounting Affect Banks?

Banks are bracing for the impact – on two fronts – of a new federal rule that will change how companies account for the cost of […]
December 13, 2018

Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Delinquencies at Historic Low

Delinquency rates on commercial and multifamily mortgages stayed nearly historic lows during the third quarter, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported.  “Commercial and multifamily mortgage delinquency rates […]
December 12, 2018

Americans Have Less Equity to Tap

American homeowners with a mortgage lost about $2,300 in equity this quarter, as tappable equity declined for the first time since the housing market began its […]