Credit Cards: The Bullet is Coming. Look to the Chase, and You’ll Sail in the Storm

There is no doubt that a hurricane is developing, but as we said in the FLA, that storm may be a “Category 3”, not a “Section 5.” The trick to survival is to be prepared, stock your fridge, have extra batteries, and don’t panic when the rain comes. In the case of credit cards, increase capacity, verify your numbers, and do not leave a stone unused in solving customer problems, and credit card debt.

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Take a look at Mercator’s Credit Card Newsletter, which will recap key market trends from a variety of sources.

  • Pay attention to growth rates, the quality of credit that has grown, and the amount of credit that is available.
  • Understand risk factors and be alert for risks. For example, look at the loss rates, which are on the rise but still in the 2% range. Although that metric was over 10% during the Great Recession, remember that anything under 3% is considered good.
  • Take a look at the budgets of the customers we surveyed here Mercator’s report.
  • Watch economic drivers, such as deposit rates, inflation, and of course, inflation,

Yes, Credit Card Delinquencies Will Increase

We’re going with TransUnion, a top credit reporting agency, for this measure.

  • From a default perspective, TransUnion projects credit card defaults to rise to 2.60% by the end of 2023 from 2.10% in tafter2. The unsecured loan rate is expected to rise from 4.10% to 4.30% at the same time. Discounts are expected to slow to 1.90% in 2023 from 1.95% in 2022.

And the payment will come next but on a smaller basis.

No one is more risky with American cards than Chase

But. Chase keeps a steady ship. This morning, the Motley Fool reported:

  • JPMorgan ChaseThe largest U.S. bank by assets and a top credit rating agency expects loan losses to rise sharply this year as it recovers ‘in the quality of debt in traditional ways.
  • For most of the past three years, consumers have had large savings spurred by federal stimulus payments and reduced spending as people seek to prevent the spread of COVID-19. . But when the cost of living went up this year and people’s savings were pulled down, it appeared that the money of consumers was weak.
  • But it will take a while before the loan balance becomes a payment, which usually starts when an account is delinquent for at least 90 days. As a result, JPMorgan expects total credit card loans to climb from 1.47% by the end of 2022 to 2.6% in end of 2023, representing a 113-percent jump.

From experience, I can tell you that Chase rules the numbers. There are special plans to increase the needs of the workforce. In addition, they have regular searches to ensure that collectors can find volumes.

And, if you want to have a bad day at Chase, there is no explanation why one of the bases is damaged in the offense. But, on the other hand, from an absolute value point of view, if you improve on a fundamental level, you should be ready to explain that too. No one wants a surprise, good or bad.

The challenge is for more than just the great investors who are facing financial crisis with their fifty-year-old businesses, such as American Express, Bank of America, Citi, Chase, and Discover. But, the danger lies in companies like Goldman Sachswhich goes against the reliability of benchmarks like the FICO Score.

The risk also lies with those who need to prepare for half of the debts. Finally, and most importantly, small issuers will face problems in managing the ebbs and flows of the credit card business. In the case of small creditors, the upcoming Credit Card Statement will show how those who are not in the class 100 top borrowers at three times the rate of leading banks. From where I live, it’s common to think of a white-paper credit card program, like the US Bank offering small content through their Elavon business. More volume, less risk—with bigger orders and brands.

Here we are in January. We expect things to start to slow down in June-July. If you’re ready, expect a Cat-3 storm. If not, you’d better hang on to your hat and hang on.

Overview b Brian RileyDirector, Advisory Services at Mercator Advisory Group.

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