Category Archives: Consumer Credit

National Credit Default Rates Decreased in March 2014 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through March 2014. S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – March 2014 

After Several Years Of Steady Decline, U.S. Household Leverage Is Showing Signs Of Increasing Again

The great leveraging of America began in the mid-1980s with the wider use of credit cards and the introduction of home equity lines of credit. By 2000, household debt had grown to more than 90% of disposable personal income, and by the end of 2007, it had peaked at 135%. During the financial crisis and […]

Employment and Housing Boost Prospects For U.S. Mortgage Insurers

National Credit Default Rates Fell in February 2014 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through February 2014.  S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – March 2014

Fed Programs & Interest Rates Should Keep U.S. Municipal Housing Stable

Recent years have shown that interest rates play a far greater role in the municipal housing sector than does the strength of the economy, and such is the case in 2014, with the low-interest-rate environment likely to cap bond issuance despite decreasing unemployment and slightly increasing mortgage rates. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services predicts that […]

National Credit Default Rates Decreased in January 2014 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through January 2014.  S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – February 2014

National Credit Default Rates Decreased in December 2013 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through December 2013 S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – January 2014

U.S. Homebuilders Look Forward To A Favorable 2014

National Credit Default Rates Remain Stable in October 2013 According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices released the latest results for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Data is through October 2013. S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices Press Release – November 2013

U.S. Housing Finance Reform: The Potential Credit Impact On Financial Institutions And Mortgage Insurers

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