Spending is strong, delinquencies down from 2019


Stephen Squeri, chair and CEO of American Express, speaks during an Economic Club of New York event in New York on Nov. 10, 2022.

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American Express CEO Stephen Squeri on Friday said the credit card company saw “good consumer spending” during the holidays and signs of strong overall health for U.S. spending.

In particular, delinquency rates were “lower than they were in 2019,” Squeri told CNBC’s Scott Wapner in an interview at the American Express PGA Tour event in La Quinta, California.

“Our customers are high-spending premium customers, and they are continuing to spend,” he said.

The signs of resilient consumer spending run somewhat counter to…


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