Average Credit Card Debt Drops to the Lowest Level Since it’s High in 2008

The first quarter of 2015 brought with it positive news about the state of consumer debt in America.  The national credit card delinquency rate (the rate of borrowers 90 or more days past due) decreased to 1.37%.

Although that is great news for most consumers some cities in the U.S. are still struggling to recover from the recession. Miami, Atlanta and Houston are the top three cities with the highest delinquency rate percentages.

Credit card debt per borrow hit its peak in 2008 with an average of $6,276 of credit card debt per borrower. The first quarter of this year saw it drop to $5,142. During this period other consumer debts such as installment loans, payday loans and other short term financing has seen a steady decline.