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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 […]
October 12, 2018

Consumers Confidence Surges and Spikes Economy

The American consumer appears to be in good shape heading into the final quarter of the year, which includes the busy holiday-shopping season. Investors will be […]
June 29, 2018

Consumers Confident in Mortgage Approvals, Home Sales

The share of consumers confident that it wouldn’t be difficult to obtain a mortgage in the current market shot up 10% from a quarter ago, according […]
May 22, 2018

March Equipment Leasing Business Volume Up 18%

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25) showed their overall new business volume for March was $9.1 billion, up 2% […]
April 10, 2018

Confidence in Housing Market on the Rise

Americans are beginning to feel more confident in the housing market as an increased share says now is a good time to buy a home, according […]
January 19, 2018

Turbulent 2017 Will Affect Housing in 2018

2017 was a year of political, environmental, and economic change. It brought the country a new presidential administration, a flurry of devastating natural disasters, and the […]
January 3, 2018

Hurricanes Weigh on Consumer Confidence

Americans became less confident in the economy after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma swept across Florida and South Texas, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted […]
December 21, 2017

Consumer Optimism Down Before the Holidays

Consumers grew slightly less optimistic headed into the holidays, however optimism still remains at historical highs, according to the Survey of Consumers conducted by the University […]