WP 20-37 - Mortgage loss-given-default (LGD) increased significantly when house prices plummeted during the financial crisis, but it has remained over 40 percent in recent years, despite a strong housing recovery.
DP 20-06 — This discussion paper analyzes the outcomes of recent policy reforms to the federally insured reverse mortgage program.
Historically low interest rates have spurred a refinance wave among American homeowners, particularly those with higher credit scores and greater home equity. However, millions of borrowers may still benefit from refinancing, and industry forecasts suggest interest rates will remain low over the next 12 months.
WP 20-15 - This study examines key default determinants of fintech loans, using loan-level data from the LendingClub consumer platform during 2007–2018.