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Study: Consumers' distress near tops in nation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — CredAbility has released the CredAbility Consumer Distress Index results for the 2010 third quarter. And Mississippi consumers nearly top the index. The index, a quarterly measure that tracks the financial condition of the average U.S. household, found that the incremental improvements in consumer financial health in the first half of 2010 have been reversed due to weaker ...

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ABA: Consumer loan delinquencies improved

WASHINGTON – Consumer loan delinquencies generally improved in the second quarter of 2010, as bank card, home equity loans, and auto loans all showed improvement according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. The results were not as broadbased as the previous two quarters and, as a result, the composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight closed-end installment loan ...

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Discover's performance boosted by settlement

NEW YORK — Credit card company Discover Financial Inc. says third-quarter net income fell, but profits in the year-earlier period received a big boost from a lawsuit settlement. Net income was $258.2 million, or 47 cents per share. That compares with $552.9 million, or $1.07 per share, last year, which included a $287 million settlement of antitrust litigation involving Visa ...

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Credit Managers' Index gives room for optimism

Columbia, Md. — The trend in data this past week was hardly encouraging, resulting in another chorus of pronouncements regarding an imminent return to recession. The housing market remains in the doldrums, GDP numbers were revised down in reaction to the worsening trade deficit numbers and there was a decline in the markets. In the midst of all this gloom ...

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Report: State nearly leads nation in 'financial distress'

ATLANTA — CredAbility has released the CredAbility Consumer Distress Index results for the 2010 second quarter, and the news is not good for Mississippi. The index, a quarterly measure that tracks the financial condition of the average U.S. household, finds that high levels of unemployment and the strain of housing costs continue to keep consumers mired in financial distress. For ...

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Credit card debt drops to eight-year low

NEW YORK — The amount consumers owed on their credit cards dropped to its lowest level in eight years, as cardholders continued to pay off balances in the uncertain economy. The average combined debt for bank-issued credit cards — those with a MasterCard or Visa logo — fell to $4,951 in the second quarter, down 13 percent from $5,719 last ...

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Latest CMI reflects 'stuttering' economy

COLUMBIA, Md. — July’s Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) continued to show that the economy as a whole is stuttering. The overall index remains above 50, but not by much, and these levels have not been seen since late last year when the index was down to 52.9 in December. As recently as April, the combined index was up to 56.5; ...

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Credit quality issues impact BancorpSouth

TUPELO— BancorpSouth Inc., during the quarter ended June 30, 2010, posted a net loss of $12.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared with net income of $33.9 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009. Aubrey Patterson, chairman and CEO of BancorpSouth, said, “The decline in BancorpSouth’s bottom-line results for the second quarter was primarily ...

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ABA reports improved loan delinquencies

WASHINGTON – Consumer loan delinquencies showed broad-based improvement for the third quarter in a row, a sign of continued modest improvement in the U.S. economy, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight closed-end installment loan categories, fell 21 basis points to 2.98 percent of all accounts from 3.19 percent ...

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Credit Managers' Index 'slumping dramatically'




COLUMBIA, Md.—The slowdown in the economy over the past several weeks has been chronicled in a variety of ways: retail sales fell, the housing market sank to levels not seen in close to two years, the financial markets stumbled in reaction to one global threat after another and the Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) is slumping dramatically as well—from May’s 55.9 ...

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