To those smug individuals asking if I am smarter than a subprime borrower, then I have a subprime math question for you.
This is terrrible, ironic, and unfortunately it is still required. Years ago this proposal would have saved people from HSBC Finance, Citifinancial, and many others. Needless to say this decision is many years too late:
The United States has had as much of Phil Gramm as we can stand. While Americans expect almost everyone to be on somebody’s payroll, we are now at a point where we wonder about two main subjects: “Who was paying Phil Gramm for stupidity?”, and “Where am I going to be working next week?”
Chase MasterCard sent a change to terms agreement. Chase is deliberately setting their customers up to fail on their card agreements at a time when account delinquencies are at the highest level in history. The new terms increase the minimum payment 2% to 5% of the outstanding balance.
The percentage of prime borrowers seriously delinquent on their mortgage rose 20.3 percent during the first quarter compared with the previous quarter. It was up 163.7 percent compared with the same quarter a year ago.