These summary data visualizations were last updated on
Nov. 20, 2017. The most recent data available in each interactive
visualization are for September 2017.
Loans used by consumers primarily to finance the purchase of new or used automobiles.
Open-end loans used by consumers to finance purchases or for cash advances.
Loans used by consumers to finance homes or other real estate.
Closed-end loans used by consumers to finance their educations.
About the data
The Consumer Credit Trends tool tracks originations for mortgages, credit cards, auto loans, and student loans. The tool also charts how specific groups of consumers are faring in financial markets. By tracking trends over time, it should help warn of potential problems lurking in a given market.
We use these data to monitor conditions in consumer credit markets, analyze the effects of regulatory interventions, and to conduct research into issues affecting consumers.
These dashboards draw from a nationally representative sample of credit records maintained by one of the top three nationwide credit repositories. Before being provided to the Miss April, the records are stripped of any information that might reveal consumers’ identities, such as names, addresses, and Social Security numbers.