consumer

January 7, 2020

Auto Lenders and Borrowers to Weather Headwinds in 2020

Analysts are anticipating U.S. consumers to have another year of positive credit activity, marking one of the longest periods of sustained consumer credit health in recent […]
December 24, 2019

2019 Holiday Tipping Guide

It always pays to be generous to the helpful people who take care of you, whether it’s a housekeeper who goes above and beyond or a […]
December 20, 2019

Customers Plan to Spend Less This Holiday Season

If you’re expecting a holiday gift from your co-worker this year, or from guests at your holiday party, don’t hold your breath.  The second annual Holiday […]
December 19, 2019

Mortgage Fraud Risk Reaches Turning Point

Loan defect risk in purchase applications stopped falling and plateaued in October, according to First American Financial Corp.’s latest report. “Defect risk for purchase transactions broke […]
December 17, 2019

Mortgage Delinquency Rates to Flatten in 2020

The percentage of home loans with late payments is unlikely to fall much further in 2020 when mortgages made to lower credit-score borrowers could rise slightly, […]
December 10, 2019

Household Debt Spikes to Record $14 trillion

U.S. household debt rose to a record $14 trillion in the third quarter, led by an increase in mortgage loans, according to the Federal Reserve Bank […]
November 21, 2019

Mortgage Demand Increased in 3Q

The Federal Reserve’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey showed more demand for consumer credit and mortgages in the third quarter and a softening in demand for […]
November 19, 2019

Consumer Spending Slows, Economy Losing Momentum

U.S. consumers are doing fine, but they don’t look like the force they were earlier in the year.  Retail sales rose 0.3% in October from a […]
October 31, 2019

Halloween Spending to Reach $8.8 Billion

Consumer retail spending around Halloween is expected to be high but fall slightly short of last year’s total, according to the latest survey from the National […]