In July, we noticed a trend not seen often. The collection team at Bondora had another month of increased missed payment recoveries, albeit at a minimal rate. However, the total amount of cash recovered took a dip when compared to June, showing a divergence in these two trends.
All told, 72,492 missed payments were recovered, which is a very slight 0.06% increase from the previous month. The only recovery category to decline was in-house collections, which fell by 0.9% to 12,524 total missed payments recovered. Meanwhile, the only country to see an increase in payment recoveries was Estonia, where there was a 1.6% increase in recoveries.
Even amidst an increase in missed payment recoveries and a 19.2% increase in cash recovered last month, July was a different story for cash recoveries. A total of €884,672 was recovered in July, down 8.8% from June. Bucking this month’s trend was default and court recoveries, which were higher by 4.3% on the month and now account for 15.4% of all cash recovered. Meanwhile, bailiff cash recovered was down by 10.6% to €725,524.
Yearly recovery rate
The yearly recovery rate for Bondora over the past eight-year period was steady, falling only 0.7% to 42.2%. The rate for 2021 recoveries was down by 4.4% to 53.2. In contrast, recovery rates for the oldest years had an upward trend:
- 2014: +0.2%
- 2015: +0.3%
- 2016: +0.3%
Recoveries by country
All three origination countries saw their recovery rates fall for 2021. Returns for Spanish originations fell by 12.2% to 90.4%. Estonian origination returns were still strong, coming in at 72.5%. Estonian rates for 2020 increased by 0.03% to 64.6%. 2020 Finnish recovery rates were also higher by 0.7% to 23.9%.
A trend divergence
In July, there was a divergence in the Bondora recovery market. While the number of missed payment recoveries grew slightly to 0.06%, the amount of cash recovered, on the other hand, fell by 8.8%. This is an interesting statistical trend to watch and see how it will change in the future.
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