Severe derogatory or charged-off balances, the bulk of student loan write-offs, for the first two months of the year hit $3 billion, an increase of more than 36% from same time a year ago ($1.9 billion) while balances in bankruptcy remained level at $0.5 billion.
Over recent months, consumers have been piling on the debt at the highest rate since the start of the Great Recession more than 4 years ago. What does this mean for ARM professionals in search of increased placement volumes and improved liquidation results?
The U.S. Federal Reserve said Tuesday that charge-offs of credit card accounts among its member banks increased more than five percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, the first time aggregate charge-off rate for cards has grown in a year-and-a-half. Credit card delinquencies, meanwhile, declined in the quarter to an all-time low.
To understand collections law and practice in Washington, D.C., it is necessary to remember that the District of Columbia was established as the seat of the National Government by the U.S. Constitution from an original ten square mile tract along the Potomac River, taken from Maryland and Virginia.
The state slogan for Connecticut is “We’re full of surprises.” Creditors are often surprised that Connecticut is an appearance state, which means a creditor must appear as a witness for a hearing, they cannot just submit an affidavit or have a telephonic hearing. And out-of-state collection agencies may be surprised that Connecticut is a closed border state, meaning they cannot engage in any collection practices unless they are properly licensed in the state.
In FICO’s latest quarterly survey of U.S. bank risk professionals, a large majority of bankers said consumers will be applying for more new credit and trying to bump up the limits on existing credit accounts over the next six months. Bankers are also expecting balances on credit cards to increase during the first half of 2013. These expectations are in stark contrast to the significant household deleveraging that has taken place over the past five years.
Consumer credit outstanding in the U.S. increased at an annual rate of seven percent in November, mostly on the strength of auto and student lending, according to data released late Tuesday by the Federal Reserve.
Consumer delinquencies continued to decline in the third quarter of 2012, with bank card delinquencies falling to an 18-year low as consumers strengthen their financial base amid economic uncertainty
Russia has a large and re-emerging economy. And the nation already has a fairly mature ARM market. Here’s a look at Russia from a debt collection professional’s perspective.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced this week that it will begin sharing its consumer complaint data with state-level regulators and enforcers in real time.