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November 13, 2018

Lenders See Higher Cost of Fraud in 2018

The cost of fraud has increased in 2018 as the rise of digital lending brings unique fraud prevention challenges, according to the “True Cost of Fraud” […]
November 9, 2018

Credit Card Chips Fail to Halt Fraud

New chip-enabled credit cards, which were rolled out to U.S. consumers starting in 2015, were supposed to put an end to rampant credit card fraud.  So […]
October 31, 2018

By the Numbers: Halloween 2018

Once again, Americans are looking forward to splurging on their favorite candy, costumes and decorations during the Halloween season. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual […]
October 12, 2018

Consumers Confidence Surges and Spikes Economy

The American consumer appears to be in good shape heading into the final quarter of the year, which includes the busy holiday-shopping season. Investors will be […]
October 9, 2018

Can Smartphones Predict Creditworthiness?

A new study, released by the FDIC’s Center for Financial Research, said the data trails people leave online — even down to what brand of smartphone […]
October 5, 2018

How People Utilize Their Home Equity

The amount of tappable equity available to omeowners recently smashed records by surpassing $6 trillion. Recent data shows many Americans are holding back on accessing what […]
September 14, 2018

What to Buy in September

Put big-ticket items on the list of things to buy in September. With the first cool winds of fall come sales on major consumer products as […]
August 30, 2018

Back-To-School Spending to Reach $83.6 Billion

With consumer confidence rising and more young people in school, back-to-college spending is expected to hit an all-time high this year.  The National Retail Federation also […]
August 17, 2018

Buying a Home is the Most Stressful Life Event

It’s no secret that buying a home can be a complicated and even confusing process – and now one survey showed just how stressful Americans say […]