A growing number of borrowers are paying off their mortgage loans before their credit card debts, reversing a trend first seen in September 2008, according to a TransUnion study.

Many borrowers owed more on their homes than they were worth after the housing bubble burst and thus stopped making mortgage payments a priority. Yet, last September the delinquency rates began to shift to pre-recession norms: Mortgage delinquencies fell to 1.79%, while credit card delinquencies came in at 1.86%, TransUnion found.

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