Posts Tagged: ‘Credit Card Delinquencies’

Credit Card Borrowing Surges in U.S. – More defaults to come?

June 16, 2016 Posted by kingcade

The U.S. economy is growing steadily, but credit card lending is growing double that- rising more than 5% over a year earlier and accelerated to 6% in March and April, according to Federal Reserve data.

This is the fastest credit card debt has grown since card lending declined during the 2009 recession. Since Americans are not earning much more since that time- will delinquencies, charge-offs and bankruptcies begin to rise in another year or two?

Bad mortgages were at low levels in the mid-2000s, after numerous new loans were made, but before they had a chance to default, making loss measures a poor indicator of the 2008-09 credit crisis. Loan-loss rates measure the highest, not when bad loans are made, but when the loans stop getting paid.  This can take a year or two from the time the bills are accrued.

Loan losses can be masked by aggressive new lending, and exaggerated at banks that stop making new loans, allowing loss rates to mount. The most aggressive and fastest growing major card lenders include Capital One, Synchrony (formerly General Electric Finance), and Wells Fargo. Citi, Chase and other bigger lenders are expanding less aggressively.

For the nine dominant U.S. credit card banks, which control 70% of the Visa-MasterCard-American Express-Discover-Chinapay market in the U.S., average charge-offs in early 2016 were 3.13% of annualized average loans.

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Capital One Credit Card Delinquencies Decline Last Month

May 24, 2013 Posted by kingcade

Capital One Financial Corp. reports its U.S. credit-card delinquencies fell in April from March. Its international credit card business also showed a decline. Capital One’s 30-day delinquency rate for U.S. credit cards fell to 3.14% in April from 3.37% the prior month, according to a filing with the Securities Exchange Commission. Auto-loan delinquencies remained flat at 5.58%.

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If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced Miami bankruptcy attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.

South Florida Ranks Number One in Credit Card Delinquencies

May 31, 2012 Posted by kingcade

CredAbility, a non-profit credit counseling agency, conducted a study of 25 metro areas in the United States to determine the financial standings of major cities across the country. According to the study, Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties ranked highest in overall consumer credit card delinquencies. South Florida also ranked fourth of the 25 metro areas with the highest number of bankruptcy filings during the first quarter of 2012.

Much of the credit problems in South Florida can be attributed to lenders handing out credit cards to freely during the recession. Many South Floridians used their credit cards as spending money as they suffered pay cuts and job losses. Over time lenders began taking steps to hold borrowers to higher standards and not lending out money as freely as before. The financial problems for many South Floridians are not expected to ease up until the job market becomes more secure, which could take a couple more years.

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If you are in a financial crisis and are considering filing bankruptcy, contact an experienced attorney who can advise you of all of your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. at www.miamibankruptcy.com.