pandemic

September 10, 2020

Consumer Confidence Falls to 6-Year Low

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index fell to its lowest level since 2014 in August.  This is likely due to a combination of increased COVID-19 cases […]
September 10, 2020

The Scramble to Stop Pandemic Loan Fraud

Banks filed an abnormally high number of reports of suspected business loan fraud in July, according to government data analyzed by the Project On Government Oversight […]
September 10, 2020

Commercial Mortgage Debt Surges 320%

More than $54.3 billion in U.S. commercial mortgage backed securities have been transferred to loan workout specialists mostly because of payment delinquencies, a 320% increase since […]
June 8, 2020

The US Economy is in a Recession

Today, the National Bureau of Economic Research said the U.S. economy peaked in February, ending the longest expansion in U.S. history at 128 months, or about […]
May 19, 2020

Credit Card Spending Down 40%

Spending on JPMorgan Chase & Co. credit cards plunged 40% for the average U.S. family at the start of the coronavirus slowdown, an “enormous” drop that […]
May 19, 2020

Bankers Expect Recession Into 2021

Even as states begin to lift stay-at-home orders in hopes of jump-starting their sagging economies, many banking executives are bracing for a prolonged slowdown that could […]
April 9, 2020

Shutdowns Have Wiped Out 29% of U.S. Economy

More than a quarter of the U.S. economy has ground to a halt in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic shutters nonessential businesses and generates millions of […]
March 23, 2020

A Message to Our Clients

We hope this note finds you and your families safe and healthy during this time of turmoil and uncertainty.  Throughout the world, society is taking unprecedented measures […]