George Clooney and wife Amal gave their children traditional names to spare them more attention as famous offsprings, he explained in a new interview with AARP.
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First lady Jill Biden says nearly two dozen women the State Department is honouring for their courage made an “intentional decision” to persist and demand justice despite their fear. The 21 women being recognized Monday with the department's International Women of Courage Award include seven from Afghanistan who are receiving posthumous honours. The first lady says that the women's stories make it easy to think of them as “mythical heroes or angels among us” but that they're also humans who want to enjoy life's simple pleasures. “Some ofthese women have spent their lives fighting for their cause. Others are just starting out on a journey they didn’t ask for,” Biden says in remarks prepared for the ceremony, which were obtained by The Associated Press. “Some were called to service, and some couldn’t escape it,” Biden says. “They are fighting for their own lives and for their children. Theywant to right the wrongs of our past, tobuild a brighter future for everyone. Theyaren’timmune to fear. No one is.” Biden says that in the course of ordinarylives, each of the women made “an extraordinarychoice.” “You see, courage isn’t really found,” Biden says. "It doesn’t conjure away our doubts. It’s an intentional decision made.” The ceremony is being held virtually and not at the State Department because of the coronavirus pandemic. The 14 living awardees are from Belarus, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Iran, Myanmar, Nepal, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Venezuela. “These womenmade an extraordinary choice, to persist, to demand justice, to believe that, despite the obstacles and fear they faced, there is a future worth fighting for," Biden says. Monday is International Women's Day. Touching on the past year, the first lady says the pandemic shows “how the things that connect us — our love for family and friends, our hope that we will be together soon — transcend language and distance.” She says that diplomacy, “at its best, is a recognition of this connection” and that the United States, under President Joe Biden's leadership, will support women around the world. “We will make the choice to lead, to be bold and to lift up the women and girls everywhere who light our way,” Biden says in her prepared remarks. “For 15 years, we have honoured women around the world who have made the extraordinary choice to fight for something bigger than themselves.” “Today, we recommit to being worthy of that courage, to understanding that our lives are tied together in immeasurable and powerful ways and to choosing, every day, to honour that connection,” she says. “We will stand with you as we build a brighter future for us all.” Darlene Superville, The Associated Press
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Canadian credit consumers show continued perservance, aided by government subsidies and payment deferralsQ4 2020 credit activity was strong, driven by growth in auto and mortgage lendingOverall delinquency levels remain very low; credit card delinquencies edged up slightly but do not show cause for concern TORONTO, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransUnion today released the findings of its Q4 2020 TransUnion Industry Insights Report, which observed an increase in consumer credit activity. This increase appears driven in part by recent improvements in economic and labor market activity, as well as government relief measures and payment deferral programs supported by lenders. Consumer credit activity picked up in the final quarter of 2020, and while generally still below the prior year balance and origination levels, particularly for unsecured credit products, rose from the lows observed during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian credit market remained stable as consumers have been deleveraging and many have improved their risk scores. However, new lockdown restrictions to prevent future waves of COVID-19 and the winding down of deferral programs are expected to create additional stress in managing debt obligations. “As the fourth quarter came to an end, Canada’s credit market remained strong despite the imposition of further lockdown restrictions,” said Matt Fabian, director of financial services research and consulting at TransUnion. “While the credit market remained solid as delinquency rates have held steady across most products so far, and risk scores are trending positively, after four straight quarters of decline, credit card delinquency rose very slightly in Q4 2020 which bears monitoring to see if this trend continues.” Consumers withstand the current crisis The overall risk composition of Canadian credit consumers improved in Q4 2020 compared to the prior year, despite the economic impact of COVID-19. The proportion of consumers in below-prime* (riskier) credit tiers was down by 10.6% from the prior year, with the largest drop observed within the subprime risk tier, which dropped by 14.5%. The proportion of prime or better (less risky) credit consumers was up by 4.9%, primarily led by growth in the prime plus segment of 11.4% year-over-year. As of Q4 2020, almost 22% of credit consumers migrated upward to better score bands from the prior year, while only 13% migrated down to lower credit score bands. Consumers within the prime or below risk tiers reduced their average outstanding debt by 4.5% and serious delinquency rates in this group fell by 125 bps from the prior year, although some delinquency may continue to be masked by consumers taking payment deferrals on loans. Overall, these trends reflect a continued strength amongst Canadian consumers. In line with these observations, TransUnion Canada’s most recent Financial Hardship Survey further confirmed consumer resiliency during the downturn, as 61% of consumers surveyed indicated their household finances are at least the same or better than last year. Additionally, the survey indicated that 63% of respondents would be able to continue making payments on credit or other obligations for at least one to three months. New credit growth shows signs of a rebound Total outstanding balances for all credit products grew by 3.7% year-over-year, representing $68.9B in additional outstanding credit at the end of 2020. The increase was largely driven by the mortgage sector, which grew by 6.8% ($88B). Originations, measured one quarter in arrears, improved in the mortgage industry by 5.6% in Q3 2020 compared to the same quarter the prior year. Low interest rates and greater housing demand, as well as pent-up demand from earlier in the pandemic, have propelled growth for this credit product. Additionally, auto loans grew in overall market outstandings by 2.3% year-over-year, primarily driven by higher average balance per new loan (up by 4.7% year-over-year). This increase may be due to a combination of roll-up financing (incorporating the remainder of an existing loan into a new loan), as well as higher ticket prices, as Canadian auto buyers continue to switch from passenger vehicles to light trucks. As pandemic restrictions eased through the third quarter, there may have been some pent-up demand amongst consumers that drove higher purchase activities in addition to dealers and manufacturers providing incentives to drive vehicle sales. The combination of strong new loan originations in the auto and mortgage sectors in Q3 2020 drove healthy Canadian credit market activity to end 2020 on a positive note. This positive new credit growth was offset by declines in outstanding balances for revolving credit products, with card balances declining by 13.6% ($13.6B) and line of credit declining by 4.0% ($10.3B). The slowdown in balance growth for these products was due to a combination of lower year-over-year drop in demand for card spending as well as increased payment activity against card balances. Demand for additional credit is also down as originations activity across all products has dropped by approximately 24% compared to Q3 2019. Revolving credit products, like credit cards and lines of credit, had the greatest declines in new account openings (-35% and -37% year-over-year, respectively). Originations Activity Shows Signs of Rebounding Credit CardsPersonal LoansAuto FinanceLines of CreditMortgagesQ3 20191,627,135 1,086,974 1,133,436 784,402 579,860 Q4 20191,647,627 1,062,610 953,988 692,778 520,562 Q1 20201,313,470 951,584 767,584 631,986 410,772 Q2 2020642,845 695,222 738,430 438,006 527,916 Q3 20201,051,728 891,062 1,100,590 495,334 612,556 Q3 2020 YoY Change-35.4%-18.0%-2.9%-36.9%5.6% Source: TransUnion Canada consumer credit database Delinquency rates at record lows, but as deferrals expire credit card delinquencies show an early reversal in the trend As government relief and payment deferral programs ended, delinquency rates continued to decline across most products. Credit cards bucked this trend and turned up slightly from a prior four quarter decline. As of Q4 2020, only 2.3% of credit consumers had a deferral remaining on at least one product, versus 8% of consumers when deferrals peaked in June 2020. Despite deferrals ending for majority of consumers, delinquency rates remained lower compared to the prior year across all products. While the year-over-year serious delinquency rate for credit cards was down, there was an increase in serious delinquency rates from the prior quarter (+5 bps vs Q3 2020), marking the first time in four quarters that card delinquency didn’t decline. TransUnion’s 2019 Payment Hierarchy research on the choices consumers make relative to payment obligations when faced with financial distress has shown that credit card payments appear to be the last in priority. “The consumer credit market is performing well, given the prolonged impact of the pandemic. Serious delinquency levels remain low, while balance and origination activity shows signs of a rebound,” concluded Fabian. “Additional stimulus and flattening unemployment rates appear to be supporting the credit economy trends we observe. However, the post-deferral performance of consumers and any shifts in payment priorities as we recover from the crisis will shape the credit outlook for 2021. As these programs come to an end, lenders should evaluate pre-delinquency treatment strategies for their consumers who may be at risk.” * TransUnion CreditVision® score risk tier segment definitions: subprime = 300-639; near prime = 640-719; prime = 720-759; prime plus = 760-799; super prime = 800+ About TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. We do this by providing a comprehensive picture of each person so they can be reliably and safely represented in the marketplace. As a result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good.® TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people in more than 30 countries. Our customers in Canada comprise some of the nation’s largest banks and card issuers, and TransUnion is a major credit reporting, fraud, and analytics solutions provider across the finance, retail, telecommunications, utilities, government and insurance sectors. For more information or to request an interview, contact:ContactFiona BangE-mail Fiona.Bang@ketchum.com Telephone647-680-2885
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Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) announces that its debt investment platform has crossed $1 billion in loans secured by high-quality real estate across the Western United States. The new milestone comes on the heels of the company launching a new $2 billion debt platform in mid-2020.
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