Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Credit Card Bond Sale


Credit Card Bond Sale

What's next?
- Severely restricted card limits
- Credit cut-off
- Less cards

Get used to it, "entitlement generation".





2008-11-05: Credit Card Bond Sales at Zero, First Time Since 1993
Nov. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Credit card companies were shut out of the market for bonds backed by customer payments in October for the first time in more than 15 years, as investors shunned the debt amid the global credit freeze.

A weakening job market and a looming recession are making it harder for consumers to make monthly payments, eroding confidence among investors about the safety of credit-card-backed bonds. It's the first month since April 1993 that there have been no sales, according to Wachovia Corp. data. Issuers sold $17.1 billion of the debt in October 2007, the data show.

1 comment:

ArtLatin said...

check out this article from Realtard Garylord:

http://www.gazettes.com/articles/2008/11/06/business/doc4911f7a7aca4b598966887.txt