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First Mortgage Default Rates Hold Steady

Although they did see a small uptick as last year ended, first mortgage default rates remained flat year-over-year, according to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices covering data up through January. According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices released ...

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Mortgage Default Rate Declines For First Time in Seven Months

According to February's first mortgage default index, the rate ticked downward to 1.00 percent in February from 1.02 percent in January after seven months of increases since falling to its lowest level of 0.88 in July 2014. February's first mortgage default rate represents a decline of 23 basis points from February 2014 (1.23 percent). The rate recently experienced its largest increase in the previous 15 months (five basis points) from November to December 2014.

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S&P May be Reopening Settlement Talks with DOJ

A year-and-a-half-long legal case between the U.S. Department of Justice and Standard & Poor’s Rating Services could be over soon. According to the Wall Street Journal, S&P is preparing to resume talks with the DOJ in an effort to settle a $5 billion lawsuit filed by the government in February 2013.

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Default Rates Decline Again in May

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The national default rate declined again from the previous month, according to data through May 2014 released by the S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. The indices offer a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults.

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