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Gen Zers Finding More Credit Product Availability

The Q2 2023 TransUnion Credit Industry Insights Report reveals the latest credit trends as lenders have begun to tighten underwriting. Some 50% of Gen Zers surveyed say they plan to apply for new credit or refinance existing credit within the next year.

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Mortgage Credit Availability Falls to Lowest Level in a Decade

“Mortgage credit availability declined to its lowest level since 2013, as lenders pulled back on underutilized loan programs and as liquidity concerns remain for some jumbo lenders,” said Joel Kan, MBA’s VP and Deputy Chief Economist. "Declining origination volumes have led to lower profitability for many lenders, resulting in narrower loan product offerings to reduce operational costs.

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Advancing Latino Homeownership and Housing Stability

Latino homeownership lagged 22 percentage points behind white homeownership in 2021 and experienced significantly higher mortgage denial rates than their white counterparts, according to Fannie Mae’s new Latino Housing Journey. Click through for more on the disparities Latino households face and policy solutions that could increase homeownership opportunities.

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High Rates Leave Homebuyers With Questions on Affordability

“It's crucial, especially in higher-rate environments, for Americans to talk to a mortgage advisor who can help prepare buyers for the homebuying process, work to determine how much a person can afford and clear up the misconceptions about the many paths to homeownership that exist," said Thomas Parrish, Head of U.S. Retail Lending Product Management at BMO.

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Better Days Ahead?

Some of the pain the mortgage industry is experiencing is self-inflicted and can be corrected, as Louis Zitting of MonitorBase explains there is still time to pivot, salvage what’s left, and develop a path forward to experience success.

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