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Strategic defaulters not likely to obtain a mortgage i...

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...

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Mortgage delinquencies shift direction...

After increasing for the first time in nearly two years, the 30 and 60 days past due (DPD) mortgage delinquencies as a percentage of balances returned to their downward trend, with Q4 delinquency rates of 2.18 percent and 1.06 percent, respectively. This represents a decline of 3.5 percent for...

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Super-prime credit tier shows significant increase in ...

In Q3 2011, $143 billion – or nearly 44 percent of the $327 billion in new mortgage originations – was generated by VantageScore® A tier consumers. This represents an increase of 35 percent for VantageScore A tier consumers when compared with originations for the quarter before ($106 billion, or...

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