Car Repossessions on the Rise

Car Repossessions on the Rise | THE SHOPA growing number of consumers are falling behind on their car payments thanks to rising car prices and an extended period of inflation, according to a new report from NBC.

Following a decline at the start of the pandemic, repossessions are again on the rise as the number of people behind on their car payments has been approaching prepandemic levels, and for the lowest-income consumers, the rate of loan defaults is now exceeding where it was in 2019, according to the report.

Additionally, the average monthly payment for a new car is up 26% since 2019 to $718 a month, and nearly one in six new car buyers is spending more than $1,000 a month on vehicles.

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