U.S. banks reported a 3.2% rise in third-quarter net income from a year earlier, but an uptick in early delinquency and higher unrealized losses with securities may reduce future profits, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) said on Thursday.Jointly, banks posted $71.7 billion in profit in the third quarter. The FDIC compiles data from 4,746 commercial banks and savings institutions it insures.FDIC acting Chairman Martin Gruenberg sai
Borrowing costs fall for the third consecutive week, but will that bring home buyers back to the market?Aspiring home buyers saw signs of hope for greater affordability this week as the average 30-year mortgage rate dropped to 6.49%, Freddie Mac reports. Recent economic data suggests mortgage rates have peaked after surpassing 7% in the second week of November. “Rates are still more than double those of a year ago,” cautions Nadia Evangelou,
The architects of the financial system overhaul known as Dodd-Frank suffered numerous slings and arrows while crafting their historic legislation. The final rules put in place in 2010 to stabilize the system after the ravages of the financial crisis were highly controversial in many corners of the banking world — and hotly contested in Washington.However, as the economy heads into another period of potential weakness, the fruits of that labor a
The “broke college student” stereotype has been around for a while. But as college costs have risen to exorbitant levels, the stakes have gotten higher too. Where college students used to fear a budget-friendly ramen noodle diet, now 1 in 5 students have dealt with housing insecurity, according to a recent survey from student loyalty network, Student Beans. The company defines housing insecurity as someone who “finds themselv
Pending home sales continued to fall in October as higher mortgage rates shook buyer confidence. Read more from NAR’s latest home sales report.Pending home sales fell for the fifth consecutive month in October as rising mortgage rates brought many housing markets to a halt. But now that rates show signs of stabilizing, economists say more home buyers—particularly first-timers—may gradually return to the market.Still, contract signings
About CarlaI am Carla Hunter and I've been a resident of the Tri-Valley since 1974. I love this area and I'm excited to share all that I know about these thriving communities. I have watched the Tri-Valley morph from a very small bedroom community with grazing animals and orchards to a beautifully orchestrated business and family dreamland. We truly have it all here and there's nowhere I'd rather be.I was born in Louisiana and moved practically e
Banks are tightening standards, and private credit markets are adopting a "risk-off" stance.Billionaire Sam Zell probably doesn’t have trouble getting a bank loan. But one of the portfolio companies of his firm Equity Residential — a company he described as very well capitalized and an “A-” credit — recently “had the hardest revolver extension” that Zell’s firm has ever been involved in. Zell’s anecdote, provided at t
UK-based construction productivity startup adds new tool for daily site decisionsDisperse.io, a U.K.-based construction technology company with a platform that uses artificial intelligence to help project managers track work, capture data from building sites and make better project decisions, has launched a new product, Impulse, that highlights issues gleaned from 360° site scans captured in its platform.Impulse integrates performance insights i
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