When we think about student debt, it's now the largest category, with the exception of mortgages. It's surpassed credit debt, that is, credit card debt. So I think the thought is, look, the average debtor, with student debt, they're paying roughly $400 a month, so roughly $4,800 a year. That money itself could go towards other things.
For example, maybe towards rent, maybe towards starting a new business, maybe towards a mortgage. Leading into COVID, we saw roughly 25 percent of borrowers were either late in payment or actually were delinquent in payment. Continue reading "Williams: Well, I think really COVID exposed the credit crisis that we have within debt"