That doesn't necessarily mean they're taking out more loans, but borrowing could pick up in some categories, such as auto loans.
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 5 percent, up $17 billion, according to the latest monthly report from the Federal Reserve. […]
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 to consumers. This is likely to raise credit scores for some who would not be […]
U.S. banks are lending to customers at the fastest pace in more than 10 years.
Some banks may be lending to consumers who shouldn't be borrowing.
Individuals would still have to go through arbitration.