January 3, 2018

Foreclosure Activity Plunges to 11-Year Low

Foreclosure activity hit an 11-year low in this year’s third quarter, as an improving economy and stricter mortgage standards helped stabilize the housing market to pre-2008 levels.  ATTOM Data Solutions […]
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 […]
September 28, 2017

Mortgage Fraud Risk on the Rise

An estimated 13,404mortgage applications, representing 0.82% of all applications, filed during the second quarter contained indications of fraud, according to the Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index released by CoreLogic.  […]
September 27, 2017

Homeowners Continue to Regain Equity

Homeowners with mortgages saw an overall gain of $766 billion in their home equity during the second quarter from the year-ago period, or an increase of 10.6%, according to […]
August 2, 2017

Subprime Auto Defaults are Soaring

It’s classic subprime: hasty loans, rapid defaults, and, at times, outright fraud.  Only this isn’t the U.S. housing market circa 2007. It’s the U.S. auto industry […]
July 25, 2017

Rate Hike Prevented 1 Million Americans From Paying Mortgage

A new analysis from TransUnion found that 10.6 million Americans could struggle to absorb their increased monthly payments after the Federal Reserve Board raised interest rates in December, however further examination showed only […]
July 12, 2017

Mortgage Risk Hits Highest Level in 2 Years

The frequency of defects, fraudulence and misrepresentation in the information submitted in mortgage loan applications increased in May to levels not seen since 2015, according to First […]
June 1, 2017

Electronic Communications: A Growing Compliance Risk

The 7th annual Electronic Communications Compliance Survey from Smarsh reveals that finaical firms are struggling to keep up with the multitude of electronic communications channels.  More than half of […]