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March 4, 2020

Average FICO Score Reaches All-Time High

The average U.S. FICO score hit a record high of 703 in 2019, driven by Americans in their 30s, as a strong labor market helped people […]
February 17, 2020

Credit Card Debt Rises to $930 Billion

Credit-card debt rose to a record in the final quarter of 2019 as Americans spent aggressively amid a strong economy and job market, and the proportion […]
December 26, 2019

Credit Scores are Highest in 8 Years

Americans are more in debt than they’ve ever been, but thanks to a solid economy, the vast majority of people are still able to pay their […]
December 18, 2019

Subprime Mortgages Begin to Inch Up

The percentage of recent mortgage borrowers with subprime credit scores still resides in the single digits, but nearly doubled what is was in 2013, according to […]
September 17, 2019

FICO Scores Reach Record High

The average FICO score stands at 706, a record high, said Ethan Dornhelm, vice president of scores and predictive analytics at FICO. That compares with 686 […]
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.  […]
April 30, 2019

Credit Card Charge-Offs Rise

Red flags are flying in the credit-card industry after a key gauge of bad debt jumped to the highest level in almost seven years. The charge-off […]
April 15, 2019

Consumer Credit Delinquencies on the Rise

Sound underwriting coupled with family-income and home-price growth have helped push mortgage delinquency rates down.  According to CoreLogic’s TrueStandings data, at the end of 2018 the […]
December 5, 2018

Household Debt Soars to Record High

U.S. households have been taking on more debt for 17 straight quarters, leading to a total debt burden of $13.51 trillion at the end of the […]