Mortgage

Mortgage originations increase year over year

Posted on Feb 21 2014 by

The housing market continues to recover, with mortgage originations increasing 12 percent year over year, moving from $508 billion to $570 billion.

Delinquency rates remain low in Q2 2013

Posted on Nov 02 2013 by

Credit unions were the only type of lender to have their 30 day plus delinquency rate fall below 2 percent for several key product categories. The table below provides the delinquency rate by lender and product. 30 day plus delinquency rate Q2 2013   Auto* Mortgage Bankcard Credit unions 1.52% 1.36% 1.99% Banks 2.01% 4.91% […]

Increase in mortgage originations attributed primarily to home purchases

Posted on Oct 25 2013 by

The latest quarterly credit trends analysis by Experian shows that mortgage originations increased by 10 percent over one year ago. More importantly, the data shows a 29 percent increase in home purchases from the prior quarter and a decrease in refinance activity. Additionally, home-equity lines of credit (HELOCs) increased significantly (30 percent over last year), […]

Refinancing activity slows down mortgage originations

Posted on Aug 18 2013 by

The $478 billion in Q2 2013 mortgage originations is a 10 percent increase over a year ago ($436 billion) but a 7 percent decrease from the previous quarter ($515 billion) — primarily as a result of the slowdown in refinancing activity.

Defaults hit post-recession lows

Posted on Aug 01 2013 by

The June release of the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices showed default rates continued to fall across all categories. The national composite* and the first mortgage default rate both hit new post-recession lows (1.34 percent and 1.23 percent, respectively). The table below summarizes the June 2013 results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices.

Strategic defaulters not likely to obtain a mortgage in the near future

Posted on Jun 16 2013 by

Despite the improving real-estate market, financial institutions are concerned about lending to consumers who have pursued strategic defaults. In a recent VantageScore Solutions survey, 85 percent of respondents believe that consumers who have pursued strategic defaults pose increased risk, even if they meet the institution’s other lending criteria. More than half of those surveyed said […]

Mortgage originations continue to increase

Posted on May 26 2013 by

Providing more evidence of a housing recovery, Q1 2013 mortgage originations increased 16 percent year over year to $471 billion. The Midwest region delivered the strongest annual gain, with a 29 percent increase over the previous year.

National credit default rates are in line with other economic trends

Posted on Apr 14 2013 by

The most recent release of the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices showed national credit default rates decreased in February. The national composite* moved from 1.63 percent in January to 1.55 percent in February. First mortgage and bankcard default rates followed a similar pattern. These trends are consistent with other economic news, such as improvements in employment and continuing gains in housing.

Mortgage originations increase significantly year over year

Posted on Jan 04 2013 by

To learn the status of Americans’ current credit card spending, Credit.com recently compiled a list of the states with the highest average bankcard balance per consumer in the third quarter of 2012. While several Northeastern states dominated the list, Alaska took first place, with an average bankcard balance per consumer of $5,572. On the other end of the spectrum, North Dakota and Iowa had the lowest bankcard balances, at $3,595 and $3,624, respectively.

Default rates increase for most loan types

Posted on Dec 09 2012 by

The November release of the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed that most loan types saw an increase in default rates in October. After nine consecutive months of declining default rates, the national composite1 increased to 1.55 percent in October from the 1.46 percent September rate. The first mortgage default rate increased from 1.36 percent in September to 1.47 percent in October. Bankcard default rates posted the lowest post recession rate in October (3.68 percent), compared with 3.70 percent in September.