Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Debts of the Spenders: When Bad News is Good News at Citi

Like I said in the previous post, the definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over again w/the expectations of different results. How bad must things get before people realize that a redefault rateof 39% is considered better than an industry average of 50%?

In a report due out today, Citi said the redefault rate in the third quarter on its $746.8 billion servicing portfolio did not exceed 39% for loans modified between the second quarter of 2008 and the second quarter of 2009. That rate — the percentage of borrowers who become delinquent 60 or 90 days after modification — was higher than Citi's redefault rate in the second quarter, which did not exceed 29%.

Still, Citi's third-quarter redefault rate was lower than the industry average of roughly 50% reported in September by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Office of Thrift Supervision.

Source: http://www.financial-planning.com/news/mod-redefaults-and-risks-2664714-1.html

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