lending

February 20, 2020

Prime Consumers Shift Toward Used Vehicles

As average vehicle loan amounts and monthly payments continue to climb, consumer preferences are shifting to used vehicles as they look to maintain their financial health.  […]
February 13, 2020

Commercial and Multifamily Lending Hits New Record

Despite a drop in multifamily loan volume, industrial, health care, office and retail originations pushed overall multifamily and commercial mortgage lending to unprecedented heights, according to […]
November 13, 2019

Banks Tighten Standards on Credit Cards

Banks are tightening their standards on credit card loans in the third quarter, out of concern with the more uncertain economic outlook, according to the latest […]
October 22, 2019

Businesses Struggle to Secure Credit

Small and mid-sized businesses are having a harder time getting credit and that’s having an impact on their plans to hire.  Those are findings of a […]
September 18, 2019

“Tappable” Equity Climbs to New High of $6.3 Trillion

Tappable equity reached an all-time high of $6.3 trillion in the second quarter as home-price gains made real estate more valuable.  The amount of equity homeowners […]
August 1, 2019

FICO Scores Jump to 3-Year High

The average credit score of borrowers who got all types of mortgages in June rose to 731, an almost three-year high, as a strong labor market […]
July 24, 2019

Loose Credit Standards Reach Post-Housing Crisis High

As purchase applications stalled this spring despite low mortgage rates, lenders continued to loosen credit standards in May, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Mortgage credit […]
June 19, 2019

Bank Card Issuers Prepare for Next Downturn

Recent comments by two large credit card issuers suggested that the card industry has moved into a new stage of preparation for the eventual end of […]
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.  […]