Financial decision-maker sentiment: US

An ongoing look at how the attitudes of financial decision makers in the US are evolving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

American financial decision makers’ expectations for the economy in three months have begun to decline after a recent high at the end of September. 57 percent of consumers believe their current financial situation is strong or somewhat strong, and over 80 percent expect it to remain the same or improve in the next 3 months. Approximately one third of households report reduced income and savings, and 40 percent report reduced spending. Job security concerns have begun to tick up slightly. Many Americans continue to have challenges paying their bills in full with student loans and short term loans showing the highest rate of delinquency. The majority of consumers feel their bank is performing per expectations and would like them to waive late fees and reduce minimum payments on credit cards. Almost 65% of consumers are unsure or pessimistic about the future of the economy.

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