financial crisis

October 20, 2017

Banks Prepare for Credit Card Defaults

Credit card delinquencies increased for three consecutive months, adding to signs that consumers in the U.S. are having a tough time paying their debt.  According to recent […]
October 18, 2017

Credit Card Delinquencies on the Rise

Credit card delinquency rose for the third straight month in September, data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and card issuer Discover Financial Services suggested.  The data […]
April 11, 2017

Home Equity Loans on the Rise

Mortgage lenders, along with borrowers, are starting to welcome home equity lines of credit back into the market after the loan product began to disappear in […]
March 21, 2017

Student Loan Debt: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis

According to the New York Federal Reserve, U.S. student loan debt has soared to $1.3 trillion becoming the second highest consumer debt category, more than both […]
March 6, 2017

Are Automakers Creating the Next Financial Crisis?

The country’s auto debt hit a record in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, when a rush of year-end […]
July 11, 2016

Subprime Decline: Millions of Consumers Boost Scores

The share of U.S. adults with credit scores that are considered “subprime” fell to 20.7% in April, the 6th consecutive year-over-year decline and the lowest level since at […]
May 27, 2016

What Should You Spend on a Home?

Since the 2008 financial crisis (fueled in large part by a real estate bubble), regulations have been put in place to cut down on predatory lending, […]
May 25, 2016

Businesses Fall Behind on Their Loans

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve released its delinquency and charge-off data for all commercial banks in the first quarter – and it’s very sobering data. […]
April 7, 2016

The Challenge to Obtain a Post-Crisis Mortgage

Millions of Americans are struggling to get home loans – something Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen calls a “headwind” for the economy: Bad mortgages were at the […]