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April 9, 2020

Commercial Mortgages on the Brink of Collapse?

As the spread of the coronavirus upends the economy, forcing restaurants, movie theaters, gyms and offices to close, many businesses across the country likely stopped paying […]
April 9, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis is Upending Auto Lending

During the last financial crisis, U.S. consumers proved surprisingly resilient in making their monthly car payments because they needed vehicles to get to and from work.  […]
April 9, 2020

Shutdowns Have Wiped Out 29% of U.S. Economy

More than a quarter of the U.S. economy has ground to a halt in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic shutters nonessential businesses and generates millions of […]
April 6, 2020

Consumer Expectations Deteriorate in March

Americans increasingly were worried about losing their jobs and expected to curb their growth in spending in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, a March survey […]
April 6, 2020

Visa Sees Sharp Decline in Consumer Spending – Even Online

Visa once again lowered its outlook for revenue growth in the fiscal second quarter, saying the coronavirus pandemic has led to a sharp decline in cardholders’ […]
March 23, 2020

A Message to Our Clients

We hope this note finds you and your families safe and healthy during this time of turmoil and uncertainty.  Throughout the world, society is taking unprecedented measures […]
March 16, 2020

Commercial/Multifamily Delinquencies Low Despite Mounting Fears

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association, any impact from the coronavirus outbreak on commercial and multifamily loan delinquencies won’t be known for some time.  If it […]
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 […]
March 10, 2020

Consumer Sentiment Spikes in February Amid Health Concerns

U.S. consumer sentiment figures for February came in higher than expected despite the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.  Consumer sentiment rose to 101.0 in February, nearly matching […]