confidence

September 10, 2020

Consumer Confidence Falls to 6-Year Low

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell to its lowest level since 2014 in August.  This is likely due to a combination of increased COVID-19 cases […]
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 6, 2020

Coronavirus, Election Uncertainty May Impact New Vehicle Sales

TrueCar, Inc.’s data and analytics subsidiary, ALG, project total new vehicle sales will reach 1,373,516 units in February 2020, up 0.2% from a year ago when […]
June 7, 2019

April New Business Volume up 11%

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for April was $8.8 billion, up 11% […]
June 5, 2019

Consumer Confidence Surges to Near 18-Year High

Expectations of economic growth paint a sunny picture for summer home buying with consumer confidence approaching an 18-year high. Potential buyers positively assessed income, business and […]
May 31, 2019

Consumer Confidence on the Rise

American optimism about the economy continued to recover in May, following a dip earlier this year, according to a monthly barometer of consumers’ mood.  The Conference Board […]
March 29, 2019

Americans Have Golden Outlook on Retirement

According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), running out of retirement savings is a top concern among retirees. Healthcare costs and maintaining lifestyle are the […]
March 13, 2019

Community Banks Brace for Challenging Year

For community bankers, 2018 was a downward march, culminating in a new low for the Bank Experience Index.  The index, which gauges access to capital, loan […]
October 16, 2018

Rising Rates, Lower Income Hurt Consumers’ View of Housing

The Fannie Mae Home Purchase Sentiment Index decreased slightly in September, falling 0.3 points to 87.7, reversing August’s increase. The dip can be attributed to decreases […]