Consumer Debt

Consumer Debt

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    To Borrow, or not to Borrow?

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016

    When does debt go from helpful to harmful? A recent symposium focused on such tipping points in household debt.

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    Auto Debt Continues to Soar

    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Per capita auto debt rose 8.3 percent in the second quarter on a year-over-year basis, while total consumer debt rose only 1.6 percent.

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    Financial Distress around the Great Recession

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016

    Two measures of financial distress—use of all available credit and payment delinquencies—actually dropped around the Great Recession.

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    How Consumer Debt Has Evolved in the Nation and the Eighth District

    Monday, October 03, 2016

    Since the financial crisis, households nationally have sharply reduced their debt while Eighth District households have largely stayed the same.

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  • How Does Available Credit Affect Finding Jobs?

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    The financial pressures of becoming re-employed after losing a job can be substantial. The amount of credit these workers have can affect their job outcomes.

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  • When Banks Expand Credit, Who Actually Receives It?

    Monday, August 08, 2016

    Banks passing credit expansions to consumers don’t seem to send them to people most wanting to borrow more. 

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    Rates of Seriously Delinquent Auto, Student Debt Rise in First Quarter

    Tuesday, August 02, 2016

    Seriously delinquent mortgage debt, credit card debt and HELOCs all fell in the first quarter, while seriously delinquent auto and student debt rose.

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    Consumer Debt Is on the Rise

    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Total real consumer debt rose in the first quarter on a year-over-year basis, with all categories of debt going up except one.

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    Households Less Likely to Say Using Credit Is OK

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    The percentage of households saying that using credit is generally OK has fallen over the past several years.

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    Who Caused Credit Card Debt to Rise? To Decline?

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    Credit card debt rose significantly before the financial crisis and declined afterward. Different age groups were responsible for the two moves.

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