Mortgage default rate drives down household debt | Cross River Real Estate

Household debt continued to fall in July as the first mortgage default rate dropped to .88% from .89% last month, according to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices.

This is significantly down from 1.35% in July 2014.

“At just above one percent, default rates remain at historical lows. Mortgage default rates have been trending down while Auto and Bank Card are a bit higher than their historical lows set in April and March,” said David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the Index Committee for S&P Dow Jones Indices.

The second mortgage default rate slipped to .52%, down from .57% last month and .54% a year ago.

As a whole, the national composite hit 1.01% in July, down one basis point from last month and lowest level in over 10 years.

On the other side, non-housing debt increased slightly in the second quarter.

Auto saw its rate remain unchanged at 0.96%, falling only four basis points above its historical low, while the bank card rate declined 16 basis points to 2.86%.


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