Alkami Telemetry Data Shows Impact of Student Loan Payments on Borrowers
The number of student loan payments grew 127 percent in October compared to the previous month
The number of student loan payments grew 127 percent in October as compared to the previous month, after the pause on federally-backed student loans came to an end and borrowers were required to begin making payments on these loans in October.
The resumption of student loan payments puts an even further strain on borrowers, who are now facing more volatile economic conditions than before the federal student loan repayment pause, paired with a new monthly expense. As a benchmark, the data showed that the same group had a median monthly credit card payment of
"Not all student loan borrowers were affected the same way after the pause on student loan payments came to an end," said
Financial institutions need to understand that the end of the student loan pause may put additional financial strain on borrowers and create unique challenges for their account holders that need to be addressed.
Alkami Telemetry Data was sourced from a panel of more than 2.5 million account holders and over 1.5 billion transactions.
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