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May 15, 2017

Bank Card Default Rate Increases, Auto Loan Defaults Down

The S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, shows the composite rate unchanged from last month at 0.94% in […]
May 11, 2017

Fannie Mae Changes Affect Borrowers With Student Loans

Fannie Mae has recently outlined changes in the way lenders can qualify potential borrowers who have student loan debt.  The policy change is designed to make it easier […]
May 10, 2017

Foreclosure Process Can Take 5 Years in Some States

A decade ago, a home in Connecticut could be sold to another party about 12 months after a borrower stopped paying a mortgage.  These days, it’s […]
May 9, 2017

Millennials’ Debt Load Could Weigh Down Economy

Millennials — 21 to 34-year-olds — hold an estimated $1.1 trillion of the country’s $3.6 trillion in consumer debt, according to UBS, as rising student and […]
May 3, 2017

Foreclosures Continue Descent but Some Cities Still Struggle

ATTOM Data Solutions recently released its Q1 and March 2017 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, which shows first quarter foreclosure activity was below pre-recession levels nationwide and […]
May 2, 2017

Trump to Replace Top Banking Regulator

The Trump administration, looking to make its first major imprint on U.S. banking regulators, is preparing to replace Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry as chief […]
May 1, 2017

Home Sellers See Biggest Profits in a Decade

Homeowners who sold their property in the first quarter realized an average price gain of $44,000 since purchase, representing an average 24% return on the purchase […]
April 28, 2017

Subprime Student Loans Resemble Pre-Crisis Mortgage Loans

Millions of U.S. parents have taken out loans from the government to help their children pay for college … now a crushing bill is coming due.  […]
April 26, 2017

Over 40% Students Don’t Make School Loan Payments

More than 40% of Americans who borrowed from the government’s main student-loan program aren’t making payments or are behind on more than $200 billion owed, raising […]