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Rate of overdue credit card bills drops

Average debt per account: $4,878

LOS ANGELES — Americans got better about paying their credit card bills on time in the first three months of the year, a period when many borrowers use income tax returns to tackle holiday-season debt.

The rate of credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 0.69 percent in the quarter from 0.85 percent a year earlier — a drop of nearly 19 percent, the credit reporting agency TransUnion said.

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