Next year will be mixed bag for automobile lenders, with both delinquency rates and loan balances expected to rise, according to a forecast released Monday by the credit bureau TransUnion.

The auto loan delinquency rate has been steadily rising since hitting a post-crisis low in mid-2012, and TransUnion expects the slow climb to continue next year. The credit bureau projects the rate of borrowers 60 or more days past due to rise to 1.19% by the end of 2014, from an estimated 1.10% at the end of this year. The delinquency rate bottomed out at 0.86% in the second quarter of 2012, and peaked at 1.59% in the fourth quarter of 2008.

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