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March 11, 2020

Consumer Lenders Fall Victim to Coronavirus Fears

It’s hard to believe that less than three weeks ago the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high.  This was largely due to the enduring strength […]
February 27, 2020

Credit Card Delinquencies Fall, Others Edge Up

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the third quarter of 2019, with delinquencies rising for the composite index of closed-end loans, according to the American Bankers […]
February 24, 2020

Auto Origination Volume Jumped in 3Q2019

Auto loan origination volume continues to increase despite affordability concerns overshadowing the industry, according to TransUnion’s Q4 2019 Industry Insights Report.  In fact, auto originations grew […]
February 17, 2020

Credit Card Debt Rises to $930 Billion

Credit-card debt rose to a record in the final quarter of 2019 as Americans spent aggressively amid a strong economy and job market, and the proportion […]
February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day Spending Sets New Record

It seems like the love for Valentine’s Day is growing every year.  National Retail Federations’ Annual 2020 Valentine’s Day Spending Survey, conducted by Proper Insights & […]
December 20, 2019

Customers Plan to Spend Less This Holiday Season

If you’re expecting a holiday gift from your co-worker this year, or from guests at your holiday party, don’t hold your breath.  The second annual Holiday […]
November 19, 2019

Consumer Spending Slows, Economy Losing Momentum

U.S. consumers are doing fine, but they don’t look like the force they were earlier in the year.  Retail sales rose 0.3% in October from a […]
October 31, 2019

Halloween Spending to Reach $8.8 Billion

Consumer retail spending around Halloween is expected to be high but fall slightly short of last year’s total, according to the latest survey from the National […]
October 15, 2019

US Household Finances Show Signs of Trouble

US consumers are finding it increasingly difficult for their incomes to comfortably cover all expenses. This could mean that some will be unable to repay their […]