Mortgage Defaults Slow, Credit Card Payments Increase; Is This A Sign Of Economic Growth?

Defaults on mortgages and lack of credit card payments have been a problem for many financial institutions but in a report on usatoday.com there is a turnaround occurring in the financial sector with people being able to make payments again. Mortgage defaults, credit card delinquencies, and other forms of non-payment have caused a strain on many banks, who happen to already be hurting, but reports say many Americans are making payments again, which is a great sign of economic recovery.

Defaulting on a mortgage or credit card payments have been mostly due to a lack of income, or ability to pay, as the job market went from bad to worse. Specifically, with mortgages, programs were introduced to salvage the housing market making it easier to restructure a mortgage plan for those who might have been on the brink of defaulting. The home loan modification program was costly and didn’t help everyone, but the majority of people who suddenly found themselves in financial trouble were helped by the mortgage modification and now it appears we are starting to see some effects from the program.

Interest rates make it tough to pay off anything, especially a mortgage or credit card, but with interest rates being kept at record lows and so much aid for homeowners and homebuyers it appears—at least according to the reports—that Americans are beginning to make their payments once again.

Keep in mind these numbers are not drastic. Financial institution are just seeing less loss from mortgages and credit cards, but many are hopeful as unemployment claims drop and these types of payments continue rise. Many economists feel that the job market is the key to full recovery but that the unemployment rate will rise more before it gets better, however if people are able to pay their bills again, even a small amount, then it surely is a positive sign and may just indicate good things are to come.

As the economy remains slow some in Jacobs City, Florida may look for loans.  When taking out a loan with bad credit all borrowers should recognize that they are going to pay very high interest rates.  With this in mind it might be smart to pay down high interest rate debts before moving forward in the early part of 2012.