Rate of delinquencies on credit cards drop - Other News

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE

ADVERTISING DISCLOSURE:
Credit-Land.com is an independent, advertising-supported web site. Credit-Land.com receives compensation from most credit card issuers whose offers appear on our site. Compensation from our advertising partners impacts how and where their products appear on our site, including, for example, the order in which they may appear within review lists. Credit-Land.com has not reviewed all available credit card offers in the marketplace.

Credit Card Applications » News » Other » Rate of delinquencies on credit cards drop

Rate of delinquencies on credit cards drop

Rate of delinquencies on credit cards drop
This content is not provided by Citi. Any opinions, analyses, reviews or recommendations expressed here are those of the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the Citi.

Major credit card lenders in the country have recently reported that fewer delinquencies have been seen, as less cardholders are falling behind on payments. This represents another indication that economic recovery is underway. Credit card issuers like Citigroup, American Express Co. and Bank of America have said that the number of customers making late payments has also dropped to its lowest levels of this year in October.


Delinquencies are usually seen as a sign that customers are having problems in making bill payments. This is also an indication of future losses for the lenders. The steady decrease of the number of delinquencies, and the rate of late payments has shown that credit card customers have seen through the worst of the economic crisis. Consumers seem to feel more confident now of paying their bills. The delinquency rates in October are better than expected. The trends of the season also show some good credit performance, although there is only slow recovery in the road ahead.


With customers stopping to use tax refunds to pay balances and start shopping for the holiday season, the quality of credit tends to go down in the second half of the year. In another sign of growing customer confidence and receding economic crisis, there has been a rise in the sales of US retailers, which is more than what was expected in October. There is still some uncertainty though, as a high rate of unemployment is lowering the recovery rate. Charge off rates have been reduced by most lenders, but are still high considering historical numbers. There is shrinkage in loan portfolios, with most customers staying away from new debt. The charge off rate for Bank of America for example, has gone over 10% after briefly falling to 9.99%. The largest consumer bank in the country has the worst card loss rate, which has dropped to some extent from 13% at the start of the year. The delinquency rate has fallen to 5.6%.


American Express meanwhile, has reported the lowest charge-off level and rate of delinquencies amongst all major card lenders. American Express, similar to Discover Financial Services, lends directly to the customers competing with Visa and MasterCard in payment processing. American Express is now looking to increase the transaction processing business, and has reduced lending to all but high credit customers who usually pay off their bills on time.

Disclaimer: This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuer(s). Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, not those of the credit card issuer(s), and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuer(s). Reasonable efforts are made to present accurate information, however all information is presented without warranty. Consult a card's issuing bank for the terms & conditions.
All rates and fees, and other terms and conditions of the products mentioned in this article/post are actual as of the last update date but are subject to change. See the current products' Terms & Conditions on the issuing banks' websites.
Add to Favorites:

Related News:

The Appliances Connection Credit Card Is Coming

Posted: May 25, 2018

Alliance Data Systems Corporation has inked a new deal with Appliances Connection, paving the way for a new co-branded credit card and loyalty program for the online retailer. The new card will provide consumers with a way to finance their ... Continue reading
Chases New Ink Business Unlimited Card

Posted: May 24, 2018

With some help from Pro Skateboarder Tony Hawk, Chase is rolling out the new Ink Business Unlimited card, offering cardholders 1.5% cash back on all purchases with no categories to deal with. On top of earning cash back, they also get a ... Continue reading
New IKEA Credit Card

Posted: May 23, 2018

The IKEA Visa credit card is now available, offering 5% back in rewards on IKEA purchases. People with this card also earn 3% back when shopping for groceries, eating out and paying for utilities. All other purchases get 1% back. Continue reading
Get the latest news, articles and expert advice delivered to your inbox. It's FREE.
Earn 5% cash back at different places each quarter like gas stations, grocery stores, restaurants, Amazon.com, or wholesale clubs up to the quarterly maximum each time you activate.
For Excellent, Good Credit
We'll match all the Miles you've earned at the end of your first year. For example, if you earn 30,000 Miles, you get 60,000 Miles.
For Excellent, Good Credit
0% Intro APR on Balance Transfers and Purchases for 18 months. After that, the variable APR will be 15.49% - 25.49% based on your creditworthiness*
For Excellent, Good Credit
You've successfully subscribed!

Please specify the following:All these fields are optional

Your Credit History
Themes you are interested in:

By providing this information you help us make our news letters more useful and informative. Thank you!