Articles by Alcynna Lloyd

5 tips for Millennials looking for a bank

Make transitioning into adulthood smoother
Many younger Millennials and older members of Generation Z who are establishing financial independence have many options to choose from when it comes to banking. Here are 5 tips that could make finding the right bank easier.
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Wells Fargo: You’re scaring younger generations away

Here’s why young adults may steer clear
[Op-ed] Many Millennials are looking for a trustworthy bank, but will Wells Fargo’s scandalous headlines steer them away? As I approach independence, the bank I choose will set me up for failure or success. While many seem promising, I’m definitely hesitant about this one in particular.
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Marc Hinkle promoted at Assurant Mortgage Solutions

Will serve as managing director of Assurant Valuations
Assurant Mortgage Solutions announced Monday it promoted Marc Hinkle to managing director of Assurant Valuations. The company said Hinkle will oversee product lines for Assurant's valuations business, as well as lead strategy and innovation while strengthening the company's presence in key markets.
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Millennials face more obstacles to home buying than other generations

Unemployment and debt may be key factors
Millennials are having an especially tough time buying homes. Some say it’s because rent and home prices are too expensive, or that there aren’t enough homes at the lower end of the market. Other people say it’s because they are waiting longer to start families. This report shows the current state of Millennials in the market.
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MBA: Mortgage apps continue slide

But VA loan apps increase
Mortgage applications continue to slide downward, falling 0.4%. However, VA loan apps continue to increase, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s latest Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey.
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