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Auto loan originations increase significantly for some credit tiers

Posted on Mar 16 2012 by

Lenders are increasing loans to credit-challenged customers. According to Experian’s quarterly automotive credit analysis, 21.87 percent of all new vehicle loans went to customers in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime categories. The largest percentage increases were in the two highest-risk segments: deep subprime, which jumped 17.3 percent, and subprime, which jumped 17.8 percent. Nonprime loan […]


Growth strategies for today’s consumer market

Posted on Mar 14 2012 by

In 2010, lenders began to change their focus from maintaining to growing portfolios. Most strategies focused on marketing to the least risky tiers of consumers as lenders tested marketing strategies in an unfamiliar economic environment. In 2011, the focus is on expanding that marketable universe and determining how to profitably grow, while managing risk across […]


Are consumers paying their retail cards on time?

Posted on Mar 12 2012 by

While retail card utilization rates decreased slightly in Q3 2011, retail card delinquency rates increased for all performance bands (30-59, 60-89 and 90-180 days past due) in Q3 2011 after reaching multiyear lows the previous quarter. Listen to our recent Webinar on consumer credit trends and retail spending. Source: Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports


Credit card delinquencies below prerecession levels

Posted on Mar 08 2012 by

Experian’s recently released study on the credit card and mortgage payment behaviors* of consumers both nationally and in the top 30 Metropolitan Statistical Areas yielded interesting findings. Nationally, since 2007, 20 percent fewer credit card payments are 60 days late, but 25 percent more consumers are paying their mortgage 60 days late. The cities that […]


S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices show an increase in national index led by first mortgages

Posted on Mar 07 2012 by

A study released in October 2011 for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices showed that first mortgage default rates rose to 2.08 percent in October from September’s 1.99 percent. Auto loans, second mortgages and bank cards all saw drops in their default rates. Looking at regions, Chicago saw the largest default rate increase, moving from […]


Delinquent debt on the rise for very small and largest businesses

Posted on Mar 05 2012 by

Findings from the Q2 Experian Business Benchmark Report showed that the amount of delinquent debt has increased significantly for the largest and smallest businesses. Very large businesses (those with more than 1,000 employees) had the greatest shift in percentage of dollars delinquent, shifting from 11.6 percent in June 2010 to 18.2 percent in June 2011, […]