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August 16, 2019

Consumer Debt/Economic Concern Raises Mortgage Default Risk

Mortgage default risk rose in the U.S. in Q1 2019 as a result of increased economic risk and borrower risk, according to the recently launched Milliman […]
June 17, 2019

FHA Loans Becoming More Risky

Citing rising risks among the mortgages it is backing, the Federal Housing Administration announced earlier this year that it was changing some of its lending rules.  […]
May 7, 2019

Banks Hold On to Riskier Credit Card Loans

The credit card loans that banks bundle into bonds and sell to investors are outperforming the loans that lenders have held onto, according to a recent […]
March 18, 2019

Mortgage Lender Optimism Improves Slightly

In the first quarter of 2019, Fannie Mae’s Mortgage Lender Sentiment Survey revealed the net profit margin outlook for mortgage lenders retreated 8% from the previous […]
November 2, 2018

New FICO Model Could Boost Millions of Credit Scores

Experian, FICO and Finicity announced a new credit scoring model that could expand credit access for millions of Americans.  The new model, UltraFICO, would look at […]
July 20, 2018

In the Know: A Primer on Personal Loans

Personal loans are the now the fastest growing consumer debt category, according to new data from credit bureau TransUnion.  Outstanding personal loan balances now stand at […]
July 13, 2018

Legal Speak: Debt Collection Dispute Goes to U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether thousands of borrowers can invoke a federal debt-collection law when they are facing foreclosure.  The justices said they will […]
April 5, 2018

ARMs Have Lower Fraud Risk

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARM) are likely to offset the increase in application defects in purchase mortgages as rising rates pull consumers away from refinancing, according to the […]
September 26, 2017

Texas Delinquencies Jump 16% After Harvey

Mortgage delinquencies in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey last month were 16% higher than in July, according to Black Knight Financial Services.  More than 6,700 new 30-day delinquencies stem from […]