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Serious Delinquency Rates Continue to Fall

In its quarterly National Delinquency Survey, the Mortgage Bankers Association reported that 3.29% of 1-4 family mortgages were seriously delinquent in the first quarter of 2016. Measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, the rate of serious delinquency, which includes both mortgages that are 90 or more days past due and mortgages in foreclosure, was 0.95 percentage point less than… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Grows on Eased Lending Standards

The Federal Reserve Board reported that consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 10.0% over the month of March 2016, 5.2 percentage points faster than its growth rate in February. Over the first quarter of 2016, consumer credit outstanding expanded by 6.4%, 0.2 percentage points ahead of the 6.2% rate of growth in the fourth quarter of 2015…. Read More ›

Banks Report Continued Tightening on Multifamily, AD&C Loans

Credit standards on loan applications for commercial real estate loans (CRE), which includes land development and construction, multifamily, as well as nonfarm nonresidential loans, tightened over the first quarter of 2016. Moreover, the pace of tightening in each of these types of CRE loans has progressively grown over the past year. More specifically, banks indicate that tightened lending standards over… Read More ›

Market Dynamics Contribute to Consumer Credit Growth

Consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.8%, $206.6 billion, in the month of February 2016, 0.7 percentage point faster than the 5.1% rate of growth recorded in January. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.568 trillion. The increase in total consumer credit outstanding partly reflected an expansion in the outstanding amount of revolving consumer credit. The outstanding amount… Read More ›

Households’ Aggregate Home Equity Rose Over the Year

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s fourth quarter of 2015 release of its Financial Accounts of the United States report, household holdings of real estate, measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, totaled $22.029 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2015, $1.255 trillion higher than its level in the fourth quarter of 2014, $20.774 trillion. At the same time, home… Read More ›

Residential Mortgages: Who Borrows What?

The Financial Accounts of the United States shows continued improvement in the aggregate home equity position of U.S. households. Household holdings of real estate, measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, totaled $21.540 trillion in the second quarter of 2015, $1.366 trillion higher than its level, $20.174 trillion, in the second quarter of 2014. At the same time, home mortgage debt outstanding,… Read More ›

The Impact of Oil Prices on Bank Lending or “Will the Tail Wag the Dog?”

The Federal Reserve Board recently released its survey of senior bank loan officers. The April 2015 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices (SLOOS) addressed changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to households and businesses and over the first quarter of 2015. A previous post discussed a special question on bank approval of residential… Read More ›