National Default Rates Increased in November
First mortgage and bank card default rates rose to 2.17 percent and 4.91 percent in November, from 2.08 percent and 4.85 percent in October, respectively, according to the latest S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices. Second mortgage and auto loan default rates decreased slightly. Second mortgages moved down from 1.29 percent in October to 1.26 percent in November, and auto loans from 1.22 percent to 1.17 percent. The increases in first mortgage and bank card rates, however, caused the national composite to rise from 2.15 percent to 2.22 percent.