The oft-noted trend of consumers' defaulting on mortgages while continuing to pay their credit cards has spread to the most creditworthy borrowers, Fair Isaac Corp. said Tuesday.

Last year, 0.3% of people with FICO scores from 760 to 789 defaulted on real estate loans, compared with 0.1% who defaulted on credit cards, said the Minneapolis company, which uses the brand name FICO. FICO considers borrowers who are more than 90 days delinquent to be in serious delinquency or default.

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