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January 7, 2016

Banks Use Tech to Make Mortgage Process Easier

USAA now updates mortgage customers with customized clips that show information like the closing data, items still needed, the estimated escrow and the interest rate. The […]
January 5, 2016

Holiday Retail Sales Get Boost From Online Shopping, Gas Prices

After years of recessionary belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9% more than last year during the dash between Black Friday and Christmas Eve and ponied up for […]
January 4, 2016

Is the U.S. Economy Becoming More Vulnerable?

The risk of a US recession over a two- to three-year horizon has “increased materially,” according to JPMorgan strategists led by Bruce Kasman.  In a recent […]
December 29, 2015

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Finances

Thanksgiving quickly flew by, Christmas was here and gone, and the next holiday is right around the corner: New Year’s. We typically spend this time contemplating […]
December 22, 2015

Retailers Dreaming of a Late Christmas

Retailers this week are wishing for a late Christmas – as in a holiday where everyone waits until the last minute to shop. Stores around the […]
December 21, 2015

Underwriting and Cyber Risk On the Rise

Credit risk, interest rate risk and cybersecurity concerns pose growing risks, according to a semiannual risk report issued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  […]
December 18, 2015

Should Auld (Financial) Predictions Be Forgot?

We all know the old saying: Time in the market, not market timing.  But as the year comes to an end, and the New Year financial […]
December 17, 2015

EMV: The Chip Matters

There have been numerous articles recently written on whether cards with newer EMV chip technology should be paired with a signature or PIN.  The articles always […]
December 15, 2015

What You'll Need to Earn to Buy a Home in These 27 Cities

Mortgage information website HSH.com. recently released a list of salaries required to buy a home in the 27 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Of the cities, San […]