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Study highlights generational gap on debt...

A recent Experian credit trends study showcases the types of debts Americans have, the amounts they owe and the differences between generations. Nationally, the average debt in the United States is $78,030 and the average VantageScore® is 751. The debt and VantageScore distribution for each group is listed below,...

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Super-prime credit tier shows significant increase in ...

In Q3 2011, $143 billion – or nearly 44 percent of the $327 billion in new mortgage originations – was generated by VantageScore® A tier consumers. This represents an increase of 35 percent for VantageScore A tier consumers when compared with originations for the quarter before ($106 billion, or...

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Auto loan originations increase significantly for some...

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,...

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Growth strategies for today’s consumer market...

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...

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Are consumers paying their retail cards on time?...

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:...

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Credit card delinquencies below prerecession levels...

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...

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S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices show...

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...

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Delinquent debt on the rise for very small and largest...

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...

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