FHFA: House Price Index Up 0.2 Percent in January 2023; Up 5.3 Percent from Last Year

U.S. house prices rose in January, up 0.2 percent from December, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) seasonally adjusted monthly House Price Index (HPI®). House prices rose 5.3 percent from January 2022 to January 2023. The previously reported 0.1 percent price decline in December 2022 remained unchanged. For the nine census divisions, […]

ABA: Credit Card Market Continued to Normalize in Third Quarter 2022

Consumers continued to effectively manage their credit obligations despite economic headwinds in the third quarter of 2022, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest quarterly Credit Card Market Monitor. The report found that the effective finance charge yield (which measures interest payments relative to total outstanding credit) increased, reflecting the […]

HUD and Census Bureau: New Residential Sales Report Issued for February 2023

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for February 2023: New Home Sales Sales of new single‐family houses in February 2023 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 640,000, according to estimates released jointly […]

FHFA: Fourth Quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report Released

More than 6.7 million troubled homeowners helped during conservatorships The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released its fourth quarter 2022 Foreclosure Prevention and Refinance Report. The report shows that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) completed 52,469 foreclosure prevention actions during the quarter, raising the total number of […]

ABA: New Report Shows Farm Bank Lending Increased in 2022

Banks reported holding over 1.1 million small farm loans worth $69 billion. Despite headwinds in 2022 due to supply chain disruptions, shocks to supply and demand, volatility in commodity prices, and geopolitical uncertainty, agricultural lending by U.S. farm banks increased 8.1% in 2022 to $103.1 billion, according to the American […]

CDFI Fund: Update Provided on the Implementation of the 2016-2020 American Community Survey Datasets

In June 2022, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced a plan for releasing updated program eligibility information based upon Census Bureau data from the American Community Survey (ACS) 2016-2020 5-year data series. Eligibility requirements for the Bank Enterprise Award Program (BEA Program), Capital Magnet Fund (CMF), Community Development Financial […]

CFPB: 2022 HMDA Data on Mortgage Lending Released for HMDA Filers

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Modified Loan Application Register (LAR) data for 2022 are now available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) HMDA Platform for approximately 4,394 HMDA filers. The published data contain loan-level information filed by financial institutions and modified to protect consumer privacy. To increase […]

SBA: Research Sheds New Light on Small Business Exporters

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released new findings from a commissioned study on the Total Addressable Market (TAM) of small business exporters in America.  Among the key findings from the study is new data, based on recent business surveys, that places the number of exporting small businesses at 1.3 million – an almost […]