Credit Card Debt Drops for Second Straight Month

April 7, 2014, Written By John H. Oldshue
Credit Card Debt Drops for Second Straight Month

The latest Consumer Credit report from the Federal Reserve shows that credit card debt has decreased for the second consecutive month.

The February G19 report shows that revolving credit, made up mostly of credit card debt, decreased $2.4 billion from January to $854.2 billion. This represented an annualized decrease of 3.4%. This followed a drop in January of $241 million.

Overall, consumer credit rose to $3.129 trillion in February, an annual rate of 6.4%. Most of this increase was expected to be with automobile and student loans.

The information contained within this article was accurate as of April 7, 2014. For up-to-date
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John Oldshue is the creator of He worked for over 15 years in television and won an Emmy award for his reporting. He covers credit card rate issues for
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