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Market Dynamics Contribute to Consumer Credit Growth

Consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.8%, $206.6 billion, in the month of February 2016, 0.7 percentage point faster than the 5.1% rate of growth recorded in January. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.568 trillion. The increase in total consumer credit outstanding partly reflected an expansion in the outstanding amount of revolving consumer credit. The outstanding amount… Read More ›

Households’ Aggregate Home Equity Rose Over the Year

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s fourth quarter of 2015 release of its Financial Accounts of the United States report, household holdings of real estate, measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, totaled $22.029 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2015, $1.255 trillion higher than its level in the fourth quarter of 2014, $20.774 trillion. At the same time, home… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Grows on Student, Auto Loans

Consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.6%, $126.5 billion, in the month of January 2016, 3.7 percentage points slower than the 7.3% rate of growth recorded in December 2015. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.544 trillion. According to the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Credit Report, the increase in total consumer credit outstanding reflected an expansion in the… Read More ›

Lending Standards on AD&C Financing Continue to Ease, but at a Moderately Slower Pace

Builders and developers continue to report easing credit standards for acquisition, development, and construction (AD&C) loans. However, the pace of easing has slowed somewhat from previous periods. According to NAHB’s Survey on Acquisition, Development & Construction Financing, 27.7% of survey respondents on net indicated that overall lending standards on AD&C loan availability had eased in the fourth quarter of 2015…. Read More ›

Foreclosure Starts Rate Falls

The delinquency rate for first-lien mortgage loans on 1-4 unit residential properties decreased to a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.77% of all loans outstanding at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, 22 basis points less than its level in the third quarter of 2015 and 91 basis points below its level one year ago. According to the report, released by… Read More ›

Household Debt Outstanding Rises as Mortgage Debt Expands

Aggregate household debt outstanding totaled $12.116 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2015, 2.4%, $289 billion, greater than its level of one year ago. According to the report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, housing-related debt, mortgages and home equity lines of credit rose by a combined amount of 0.6%, $56 billion. The increase in housing-related debt outstanding reflected… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Expands in 2015

Consumer credit outstanding grew on a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 7.2% over the month of December and by 5.8% over the fourth quarter of 2015. Over the year of 2015, consumer credit outstanding expanded by 6.9%. There is now $3.55 trillion in outstanding consumer credit. Growth in the outstanding amount of consumer credit over the year partly reflected an… Read More ›

AD&C Credit Standards Tighten, Even as Outstanding Loan Amounts Rise

Credit standards on loan applications for construction and land development loans or credit lines tightened, on net, over the fourth quarter of 2015. According to the most recent iteration of the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, a net share of 12.7% said that lending standards at their respective commercial bank tightened. The net share represents the difference between… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Expands

Consumer credit outstanding grew by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.8%, $167.4 billion, in the month of November 2015, 0.6 percentage point slower than the 5.4% rate of growth recorded in October 2015. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.526 trillion. The increase in total consumer credit outstanding partly reflected an expansion in the outstanding amount of revolving consumer credit. Revolving credit,… Read More ›

Housing Equity Continues to Expand

The Financial Accounts of the United States shows continued improvement in the aggregate home equity position of U.S. households. Household holdings of real estate, measured on a not seasonally adjusted basis, totaled $21.826 trillion in the third quarter of 2015, $1.365 trillion higher than its level, $20.461 trillion, in the third quarter of 2014. At the same time, home mortgage debt outstanding,… Read More ›