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As a share of disposable income, credit card credit outstanding (seasonally adjusted) eased 3 basis points to 5.40 percent in the first quarter. Credit card leverage is essentially unchanged over the last five quarters and is equivalent to levels from early 2013.
Credit card use moderated in the first quarter of 2019, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Card Market Monitor released today.
Delinquencies for credit cards provided by banks fell significantly in the first quarter of 2019, while the composite index of closed-end loans remained unchanged, according to the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin released today.
As bank mobile apps add new features, the increased complexity is stumping some consumers, according to new studies from J.D. Power.
Outstanding household debt increased by 0.9% in the first quarter of 2019, rising by $124 billion to land at $13.67 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported today.
After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today unveiled a bill that—among other things—would cap consumer loan annual percentage rates at 15% nationwide, the American Bankers Association forcefully pushed back with quotes in several media reports.
A small net percentage of banks reported easing standards and terms for loans to large and midsize firms in the previous quarter, while on net no banks eased standards for small businesses, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest senior loan officer opinion survey released today.
Read more from ABA Chief Economist James Chessen.
The good news is that both borrowers and lenders continue to exercise discipline and consumers are still in very strong financial shape.