Refi activity continues to impact mortgage originations

Posted on Jun 06 2014 by

According to the latest Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Report, mortgage originations for Q1 2014 decreased by 53 percent over Q1 2013 – $235 billion versus $515 billion, respectively.

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Automotive delinquencies increase in twenty-two states

Posted on Jun 02 2014 by

Although 60-day automotive loan delinquencies fell 1.7 percent at a national level when comparing Q1 2014 to Q1 2013, twenty-two states actually experienced a delinquency increase.

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Average debt amounts increase while average credit scores hold steady

Posted on May 27 2014 by

Experian’s most recent Credit Trends study analyzing current debt levels and credit scores in the top 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas found that Detroit, Michigan, residents have the lowest average debt ($23,604) and Dallas, Texas, residents have the highest average debt ($28,240).1

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Declining balances and rising delinquencies cause setback in Q1

Posted on May 15 2014 by

Following a full year of steady improvement, small-business credit conditions stumbled during the first quarter of 2014.

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Study explores how frequently lenders validate credit scores

Posted on May 09 2014 by

As part of its guidance, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recommends that lenders perform regular validations of their credit score models in order to assess model performance.

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Heartbleed: Is your organization prepared?

Posted on May 01 2014 by

The security world was taken by surprise earlier this month when researchers discovered Heartbleed, a new large-scale threat that exploits a security vulnerability in OpenSSL.

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The majority of Millennials have used a cosigner in the past

Posted on Apr 24 2014 by

A recent survey focusing on the credit behavior of Millennials (age group 18 to 30) shows that 90 percent are familiar with cosigning and two-thirds have used a cosigner in the past.

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New card limits increase only for top credit tiers

Posted on Apr 17 2014 by

Bankcard originations had a 32 percent year-over-year increase in Q4 2013 ($61 billion to $81 billion).

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Lender survey shows concern over consumer understanding of credit scores and reason codes

Posted on Apr 11 2014 by

In an effort to understand consumer needs better and help lenders educate their customers, VantageScore® Solutions surveyed more than 200 lenders nationwide on the topic of score reason codes.

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Financing becomes more available for nonprime credit tiers

Posted on Apr 07 2014 by

Auto financing became easier to obtain in Q4 2013 and the market share for new vehicle loans in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime credit tiers increased slightly to 34.1 percent of all new loans, up from 32.8 percent in Q4 2012.

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