Less Homes in Forbearance

Black Knight reported on their website that “that the number of loans in forbearance fell by 17K this week, dropping the national forbearance rate to 7.7%. There are now 4.1M loans that remain in active forbearance as of July 28th. While noticeable declines were...

Chase Stops HELOC Loans

Initially, JPMorgan Chase announced that they were increasing their lending standards for home mortgage borrowers. The new threshold would require at least a 20% down payment and a FICO score of minimum 700. This might appear to be severe but the average FICO score in...

Personal Debt Overview

First of all, not all debt is calculated equally.  There is standard credit card debt, and then student debt, auto loans and home mortgages. They aren’t viewed the same way by the credit agencies. A recent article reported that the average amount carried on a credit...