Mortgage Rates Jump This Week

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Mortgage Rates Jump This Week

Mortgage rates were up modestly this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to a 2015 high water mark of 3.9 percent. The average 15-year fixed mortgage rate increased to 3.17 percent, while the larger jumbo 30-year fixed mortgage hit a two-month high of 4.1 percent. Adjustable rate mortgages moved higher also, with […]

Sarma is excited to share the news of TransUnion’s brand new platform.

TransUnion unveiled a new brand identity platform and logo that reflects the company’s focus and capabilities as an information solution provider for consumers and businesses. The new branding marks the expansion in which the company moving beyond its traditional consumer credit data reporting role and has begun using data and analytics to provide powerful insights […]

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week January 26-30, 2015.

Tax season is the time of the year that most people dread. The stress accumulates with endless number crunching, sorting through old receipts, and the dreaded April 15th deadline. It isn’t enough that we all stress to get our taxes complete and on time, but we also have to remember that there are some who […]

Are Consumers Taking Action After Data Breaches?

Major retail chains have made headlines with a string of data breaches that have plagued consumers identity and security. Chic-fil-a, the latest retail victim of a data breach, is investigating the situation after receiving reports of unusual activity involving cards used at its restaurants. A year ago, Target experienced the largest data breach over the […]

HUD Focuses On Helping More Americans Achieve Home Ownership

Former San Antonio Mayor, now current HUD secretary, Julian Castro looks to realign the direction of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The news came last week as Castro and President Barack Obama announced a cut in the premiums charged by the Federal Housing Administration as a way to expand homeownership among lower-income borrowers. The new […]