Does Anyone Pay Back Debts Anymore?

Sure doesn't seem like it. Two primary categories here: subprime auto loans and student debt.

Regarding the former, recoveries have declined to 34.8% with losses up from 7.9% to 9.1% YOY. 6mm people are reportedly delinquent by 90 days or more on their loans. This Business Insider piece notes the ramifications for the auto industry and the macroeconomy.

And then there are student loans. The Consumer Federation of America noted a 14% increase in loans that are at least nine months delinquent. For-profit education was a hot area of focus in the restructuring community around election time with Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and others underscoring the predatory nature of for-profit center (cough, Trump University) and drawing bullseyes. That intense focus has abated and, for now, it looks like the regulatory pressure is off. It will be interesting to see what that does to the $137 billion student loan market.