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The Week Ahead: Reshaping Consumer Lending in 2018

crystal-ballOn Wednesday, consumer credit reporting agency TransUnion will be releasing its annual Consumer Lending Forecast for 2018. The Forecast will be officially released Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. EST.

TransUnion creates its forecasts using gross domestic product, home prices, personal disposable income, unemployment rates, and other economic factors and assumptions. How will these factors change in the new year? What role will anticipated interest rate increases play on refinance activity and mortgage originations? There will be plenty to dive into in TransUnion’s 2018 Consumer Lending Forecast.

Other events in the week ahead:

Labor Department Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, Monday

Bright MLS November Housing Market Updates, Monday 10 a.m. EST

NFIB Small Business Optimism Index, Tuesday, 6 a.m. EST

Treasury Budget, Tuesday, 2 p.m. EST

MBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. EST

Fed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. EST


About Author: David Wharton

David Wharton has been a freelance writer and editor for over 13 years, contributing to publications such as The Daily Dot, CinemaBlend, ScreenRant, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. He lives in Texas with three children, four dogs, and his wife.

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