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Credit-Card Issuers' New Worry: People Are Paying Their Bills

Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 10:23 AM
From the Dow Jones Newswires via Morningstar:

Since the height of the financial crisis, a big worry for lenders was that cardholders were falling behind on payments or defaulting on them altogether. As those trends stabilize, a new problem is emerging for card issuers, which profit by collecting interest on unpaid balances: U.S. borrowers, emerging from the recession, are paying off their credit-card debt more quickly.

It seems this would be another factor that will reduce credit card cash-back deals.
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
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