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March 11, 2020

Consumer Lenders Fall Victim to Coronavirus Fears

It’s hard to believe that less than three weeks ago the S&P 500 closed at an all-time high.  This was largely due to the enduring strength […]
March 9, 2020

Household Debt Tops $14 Trillion Reaching New Record

American households added $193 billion of debt in the fourth quarter, driven by a surge in mortgage loans, and overall debt levels rose to a new […]
March 6, 2020

Coronavirus, Election Uncertainty May Impact New Vehicle Sales

TrueCar, Inc.’s data and analytics subsidiary, ALG, project total new vehicle sales will reach 1,373,516 units in February 2020, up 0.2% from a year ago when […]
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 27, 2020

Credit Card Delinquencies Fall, Others Edge Up

Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the third quarter of 2019, with delinquencies rising for the composite index of closed-end loans, according to the American Bankers […]
February 25, 2020

Looser Underwriting May Lead to Jumbo Loan Defaults

Higher home prices play a double-edged sword, reducing affordability and contributing to lenders’ deciding to ease underwriting. However, they can also help delinquent borrowers become current […]
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 […]
February 4, 2020

Affordability Improves; Foreclosure Rate Hits 14-Year Low

With steady home price appreciation and falling interest rates, by some measures the shares of distressed mortgages existing in the market shrunk to record lows, according […]
January 14, 2020

Auto Loan Delinquencies at 8-Year High

The percentage of U.S. consumers who are late on their car loan payments has risen to its highest level in nearly eight years, according to new […]