Increase In Car Repos Harbinger Of Worsening Economy

  • Vehicles are repossessed by banks when the customer defaults on the loan, typically when payments are three months late.
  • For the lowest-income consumers, the rate of loan defaults is now exceeding its 2019 number, according to data from ratings agency Fitch.
  • The average monthly payment for a new car has increased 26% since 2019 – to $718 a month.
  • Associated vehicle costs including insurance, gas and repairs also have increased.

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