Credit card delinquency decreases nationwide

A recent TransUnion report shows that the number of people who were late in making their credit card payments in the first quarter this year has decreased as compared to the previous quarter.

Credit card delinquency is highest in Nevada, at 1.79 percent, with Florida in second place at 1.59 percent. The lowest delinquencies were found in Alaska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

The nationwide average credit card debt also fell for the fourth quarter in a row, decreasing around $300 from $5,434 to $5,165.

In a news release, Ezra Baker, the director of consulting and strategy in TransUnion’s financial services business unit, said “The last four quarters of consecutive decreases in credit card balances shows that consumers continue to focus on paying down their credit cards in response to economic uncertainty and the continued somewhat anemic employment outlook, wanting to keep a credit cushion available for hard times.”

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