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Consumer Credit Posts Highest Yearly Increase Since July 2017

The Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit Report shows rising trends in consumer credit, excluding loans secured by real estate, through April 2019. As of April 30, 2019, consumer credit totaled $4.1 trillion on a seasonally adjusted basis, with $1.1 trillion in revolving debt1 and $3.0 trillion in nonrevolving debt2. The latest monthly year-over-year percentage increase of 5.3% in the… Read More ›

Lending Conditions Tighten (But Less than Expected)

The recently released results of the Federal Reserve Board’s quarterly Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) show some tightening of lending conditions in the first quarter of 2019. While many banks reported that their standards in approving applications for credit cards from individuals or households tightened somewhat, overall, the tightening was not as much as they had anticipated, when they… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Increases in March

The latest data from the Federal Reserve Board’s G.19 Consumer Credit Report show an increase in consumer credit at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.3% during the first quarter of 2019. During this time, revolving credit1 increased by 1.4% and nonrevolving credit2 increased by 5.3%. At the end of the first quarter, total outstanding consumer credit totaled $4.1 trillion…. Read More ›

Nonrevolving Consumer Credit Decelerates in February

The current G.19 Federal Reserve Consumer Credit report has been updated to show the preliminary figures for February 2019 consumer credit. In February, consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.5%. Revolving1 credit increased at an annual rate of 3.3%, while nonrevolving2 credit increased at an annual rate of 5%. In the previous month, nonrevolving debt grew… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Increases in January 2019

On a seasonally adjusted, annual basis, the latest data from the Federal Reserve Board’s G.19 Consumer Credit report show that all non-mortgage consumer credit, increased at 5% in January 2019 from the previous month, of which revolving1 and nonrevolving debt2 increased 2.9% and 5.9%, respectively. As of January 2019, consumer credit totaled $4.0 trillion, $1.1 trillion of which was revolving… Read More ›

Interest Rates on Consumer Credit Increase by the End of 2018

The latest data from the Federal Reserve Board’s G.19 Consumer Credit report show that all non-mortgage consumer credit, i.e., excluding loans secured by real estate, increased 5.0% in December, with revolving and nonrevolving credit increasing 2.0% and 6.0%, respectively. The current outstanding levels of debt, on a seasonally adjusted basis, are $1.04 trillion for revolving debt and $2.97 trillion for… Read More ›

U.S. Banks Report Expectations of Tightening Standards on Loans in 2019

Latest data from the Federal Reserve Board’s quarterly Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) show recent lending policies of eighty large domestic banks and twenty-four U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. The survey’s respondents reported, on the whole, that they tightened standards on Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans and did not change the standards applied to Commercial and Industrial… Read More ›

Growth in Homeowners’ Equity Continues

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s third quarter of 2016 release of its Financial Accounts of the United States report, household holdings of real estate, measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, totaled $22.725 trillion in the third quarter of 2016, $1.520 trillion higher than its level in the third quarter of 2015, $21.204 trillion. At the same time, home mortgage… Read More ›

NAHB Survey: AD&C Financing Standards Continue to Ease

Builders and developers continue to report easing credit conditions for acquisition, development, and construction (AD&C) loans according to NAHB’s survey on AD&C Financing. However, the pace of easing slowed somewhat in the third quarter of 2016 from the rate in the second quarter. In the third quarter of 2016, the overall net tightening index based on the AD&C survey was… Read More ›