WASHINGTON -- Consumer loan delinquencies declined in the second quarter, but the improvement may not be sustainable, the American Bankers Association said Friday.

The ABA's composite percentage of closed-end loans at least 30 days past due fell to 2.6%, from 2.75% in the first quarter. The percentage of dollars delinquent also fell to 1.65% from 1.73%, the best reading since the end of 1990.

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