Outstanding household debt increased by 0.7% in the third quarter of 2019, rising by $92 billion to land at $13.95 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported today.
Delinquencies were mixed in the second quarter, with delinquencies falling for bank cards while rising for the composite index of closed-end loans, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin released today.
The share of current and performing first-lien mortgages in the second quarter of 2019 was 96.1%, up from 95.6% a year ago, according to the Mortgage Metrics Report released today by the OCC.
The number of homes backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that are 60 or more days past due fell from 1.03% to 1% at the end of the second quarter of 2019, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s foreclosure prevention report released today.
Delinquencies for credit cards provided by banks fell significantly in the first quarter of 2019, while the composite index of closed-end loans remained unchanged, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin released today.
With high quality loans and low delinquencies, banks are positioned well to handle a slowdown in the auto lending market.
The good news is that both borrowers and lenders continue to exercise discipline and consumers are still in very strong financial shape.
Consumer credit delinquencies were mixed in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the composite index of closed-end loans falling and certain open-end loan categories rising, according to ABA’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin.