Consumer Credit Increases for Sixth Straight Month

March 11, 2013, Written By Natalie Rutledge
Consumer Credit Increases for Sixth Straight Month

New data from the Federal Reserve shows that consumer credit rose for the sixth consecutive month in January, fueled almost entirely by auto and student loans.

The $16.2 billion increase, which equates to an annual rate of 7 percent, is the largest increase since August 2012, and follows a revised $15.1 billion increase in December.

Non-revolving credit, comprised mainly of student loans and auto loans–rose $16 billion, an annual rate of 10 percent.

Revolving credit, made up primarily of credit card debt, rose to $850.9 billion. This represented an increase of $106 million, and followed a $3.1 billion decrease in December. This January figure equated to an annual rate of 0.1 percent.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of March 11, 2013. For up-to-date
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Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at
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