Direct Default

From Open Risk Manual


Direct Default is a type of Delinquency profile and eventual Credit Event where the borrower (typically in Consumer Finance context) migrates into a defaulted state without any apparent attempt (by borrower and/or lender) to remedy the deteriorating delinquency status[1].

In the context of a Roll Rates analysis, direct defaults are paths that exhibit direct progression from current to defaulted status, without any prior journey away from the current state. Accounts that do exhibit direct default give rise to a non-zero Cure Rate

See Also


  1. Public Policy Discussion Papers: "Reducing Foreclosures", Christopher L. Foote, Kristopher S. Gerardi, Lorenz Goette, and Paul S. Willen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2009