Despite a rise in the mortgage delinquency rate in the fourth quarter of 2016, the slight uptick follows a record-low third-quarter report. Marina Walsh, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s vice president of industry analysis, explains the mixed set of results in the most recent survey.
The long, steady recovery from the housing crisis and the recession that followed is nearly over, with the consumer lending market expected to recover completely in 2016, according to a new report from Transunion.
The mortgage delinquency rate broke a five-year record, and for the eighth consecutive quarter, it dropped below 4%. But at the same time, mortgage delinquencies continue to be twice as high as levels observed prior to the housing bubble.
The housing market continued to heal as the national mortgage delinquency rate plummeted 4.09% in the third quarter, a drop of more than 23.3% when compared to the same time period last year, TransUnion said.
Eight years after we began recognizing women for their influential work in the expanding housing and mortgage finance ecosystem, a traditionally male-dominated field, our Women of Influence list is bigger and better than ever! This year, we honor 85 women who are making lasting achievements in each sector of the housing economy. Read on to learn more about these accomplished women and the strides they are making in their industry segments.
The financial world at large is experimenting with changing its workforce culture in ways not fathomable 10 years ago. For example, in 2011, the dress code for female workers at UBS came to light with unflattering results. In it, the Swiss bank instructed female employees on not just how to dress and how to smell, but also preached the importance for ladies to apply lotion after taking showers. Fast forward to today and fellow Swiss bank, Credit Suisse has now created an official role to boost equal opportunities and create a fair treatment environment. Has the American mortgage industry made similar progress?
The conversation around student loan debt and its economic impact on Millennials, those born from 1980 to 1998, has some questioning whether the future of the American Dream is in jeopardy. The nation’s student loan debt has soared to $1.4 trillion, surpassing credit cards in becoming the largest source of personal debt outside a mortgage.