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Insights from the Start of 2018

  • The economy remains steady, maintaining a positive outlook even though the GDP growth slowed in the first quarter.
  • Real estate is holding ground even as rates rise. We’ve reached a 7-year high in 30-year fixed-rate mortgages, which could have a longer-term effect on this market.
  • Bankcard may be reaching its limit — outstanding balances hit $764 billion and delinquency rates continue to rise.
  • While auto originations were flat in Q1, performance is improving as focus moves away from subprime lending.

The economy remains steady as we transition from 2017. Keep an eye on inflation and interest rates in regard to their possible short-term economic impact. Learn more about these and other economic trends with the on-demand recording of the webinar.

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