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Economic activity grew at a modest to moderate rate from August to early October, but in some parts of the country growth slowed due to supply chain disruptions, labor shortages and uncertainty around the Delta variant of COVID-19, according to the Federal Reserve’s seventh Beige Book release of the year. The report was based on information collected through Oct. 8.


With the COVID-19 pandemic driving more consumers to online and mobile banking, banks have to meet rising customer expectations and bridge online and in-person options, the American Bankers Association and Accenture said today in a new report on the state of digital lending.


Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, credit card debt fell to $811 billion in the second quarter of 2020, before rising to $825 billion by the end of the year, the largest six-month decline on record, according to the biennial Credit CARD Act report released by the CFPB today.

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