LendingTree Study: The Cost of Bankruptcy

By Steven Shaw on 5/31/2018

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Building Credit History as an Immigrant or International Student

By Steven Shaw on 5/5/2018
Renting an apartment. Buying a house or car. Getting a cellphone. These are all things you’ll need to do as an immigrant or international student in the United States … and they all revolve around credit history.Renting an apartment. Buying a house or car. Getting a cellphone. These are all things you’ll need to do as an immigrant or international student in the United States … and they all revolve around credit history.

Credit Invisibles

By Steven Shaw on 12/5/2017

Approximately 11% of the U.S. population has no credit file, which makes them "credit-invisible"* With no credit history, these individuals often face significant barriers to obtaining credit - which gives financial institutions a unique opportunity to help. Here are some insights from a nationwide online survey of 450 credit-invisibles consumer conducted between July 31and Ag. 16, 2017.

How Much Americans Owe on Their Mortgages in Every State

By Steven Shaw on 5/5/2017

Residents of Washington D.C. had the highest average mortgage debt at $385,000, followed by California ($336K) and Hawaii ($331K). People in West Virginia owed the least on their homes, with an average of $113,000 in mortgage debt.