MBA: Home Mortgage Applications Increased in Most Current Weekly Study

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey Mortgage applications increased 3.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 6, 2019. The results for the week ending November 29, 2019 included an adjustment for the Thanksgiving…

Cook up a storm with these leading cookbooks on sale

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Save up to 70% on top cookbooks in the Amazon “Countdown to Black Firday Sale.” Image: pexels By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2019-11-19 14:33:25 UTC TL;DR: Top cookbooks are on sale on Amazon, saving you up to 70% on list…

Facebook might get more like Instagram as company tests photos-only view

Facebook is testing a popular photos feature that would make the feed look more like Instagram. Instead of seeing a feed of status reports, with and without photos, the option would show only photos and brief captions. The feature would be activated automatically when you tap on a photo to view it full-size… NordVPN The…

I started using company credit cards to optimize my spending, but as a side advantage my personal credit report increased by 50 points

The author is not pictured. Hero Images/Getty Images There are a lot of great reasons to consider applying for a business credit card, including high sign-up bonuses and comprehensive cardholder benefits.Plus, putting purchases on a business credit card instead of a personal one can raise your personal credit score by cutting down on your debt-to-credit…

This Y Combinator-Backed App Is Like Having a Personal Investing Expert

Make smarter investments with help from an AI-backed system. November 20, 2019 1 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Presented by Investing…

As recession takes hold, HK banks worry about risk of easier mortgage rules

* Recession, unemployment may weigh on borrowers repayment ability* Mortgage delinquency ratio in HK near historic lows of 0.02%* Banks plan to raise mortgage credit costs, reduce discounts* Hong Kong banking sector risks lowest among peers – S&PBy Clare Jim and Sumeet ChatterjeeHONG KONG, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Even as Hong Kong has reduced down-payment…

This water resistant speaker includes a bring strap and bottle screw

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Get up to 30% off the JBL Xtreme 2 speaker in the Amazon Black Friday Sale. Image: Amazon By Joseph GreenMashable Shopping2019-11-26 12:20:15 UTC TL;DR: The JBL Xtreme 2 speaker is on sale for £169 on Amazon, saving…

Apple Card Starting to Show Up on Credit Reports

Nearly four months after rolling out in the United States, the Apple Card is now beginning to appear on credit reports. Goldman Sachs has confirmed that it is working with credit bureau TransUnion to begin reporting Apple Card information, informing cardholders that they will see full details on their credit report within the next five…

Funds with Voda-Idea paper might come under redemption pressure

Debt mutual fund schemes holding bonds of Vodafone Idea could see investor exits following concerns over Vodafone Idea’s deteriorating financial health that has increased the risk of the company’s insolvency. With the telecom company’s owners — Aditya Birla Group and UK’s Vodafone — ruling out further capital infusion, mutual funds holding the firm’s securities are…

The ballooning federal deficit reveals a huge shift in the way political leaders think of adding to the nationwide financial obligation

The federal deficit used to expand as the whole of the US economy was getting worse and shrink as the economy grew stronger, but that’s no longer the case.Despite the relatively strong economy, the federal deficit is growing and that appears to be in response to the weakening manufacturing sector.The focus on manufacturing seems to…