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A Common Vision at Chase Bank

A new Chase Bank is on the horizon. We sat down with the man leading the charge. Editor's note: This select print feature appears in the June 2016 edition of MReport magazine.

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GDP Adds Fuel to the Fed’s Fire

The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported an upward revision to the first quarter gross domestic product, which some industry experts believe will not only signal better growth in the second quarter, but also motivate the Fed to raise rates.

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The Relationship Between Buying Power and Prices

U.S. home prices are high and are still rising, but the price picture looks a bit different when consumer buying power is brought into the equation. First American Financial Corporation's inaugural Real House Price Index, provides a new take on the way the industry view home prices.

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The Two-Sided Credit Picture

Credit availability in the mortgage industry increased slightly in the fourth quarter, reversing a long-time downward trend over the last four quarters. However, credit access is not the same across the board.

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Is a Fed Rate Hike Imminent?

Two mortgage interest rate indicators released today showed that rates moved upward for the month and over the last week, keeping alive the possibility that the Fed may finally make its move this summer.

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