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Consumers are still confident in the economy, if their borrowing is any indication

by Ben Bradford Feb 8, 2019
A turbulent stock market, rising interest rates and the government shutdown didn’t do much to curb borrowing. Americans continued putting more money on their credit cards and taking out more loans for school and autos in December. Consumer credit grew…
Cheerful young women using credit card for payment in bar. 
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Why consumer credit is a matter of "social trust"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 25, 2017
The modern credit economy mostly works, author Josh Lauer says.
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Consumer credit-scoring system to eliminate error-prone data

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 13, 2017
Consumer credit reporting agencies are going to start eliminating some information from credit reports that might reflect negatively on would-be borrowers. Some of that information has been prone to errors in the past, and consumer advocates argued it was unfair…

Are consumers taking on too much credit card debt?

by Donna Tam Aug 1, 2016
U.S. banks are lending to customers at the fastest pace in more than 10 years.
Citibank reported holding $175.6 billion in consumer credit in its 2016 Q2 earnings.
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Early consumer credit warning signs

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Jun 15, 2016
Some banks may be lending to consumers who shouldn't be borrowing.
Some banks may be lending to consumers who shouldn't be borrowing.
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Proposed consumer class action rules don't cover everybody

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer May 5, 2016
Individuals would still have to go through arbitration.
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by Marketplace Weekend Staff Nov 13, 2015
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Consumer credit rises, but no one's smiling

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Household investment is up

by Chris Farrell Mar 7, 2012
Consumer borrowing is on the rise. Here's the thing: Credit card borrowing is down. Student loans and auto loans -- investment debt -- is up.