Monday, November 23, 2009

Moody’s: Credit Card Delinquencies Rise

by Bill McBride on 11/23/2009 05:32:00 PM

From Bloomberg: Late Card Payments Rose in October, Moody’s Reports

Loans at least 30 days overdue, a signal of future defaults, rose to 6.12 percent in October from 5.97 percent in September, Moody’s said ... defaults fell last month to 10.04 percent from 10.72 percent in September, reflecting lower delinquency rates earlier in the year.
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Write-offs may peak at 12 percent to 13 percent in 2010, Moody’s analysts Will Black and Jeffrey Hibbs said in the report.
This is the highest delinquency rate since February. At noted in the article, credit card defaults tend to track unemployment, so the default rate will probably continue to rise.

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