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Origination activity

These interactive graphs show the number and aggregate credit limit of new credit cards opened each month.

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FIGURE 1A:

Lending levels

Monitoring developments in overall activity helps us identify new developments in the markets we regulate. These interactive graphs show the number and aggregate dollar volume of new credit cards opened each month. Aggregated monthly originations are displayed along with a seasonally-adjusted series, which adjust for expected seasonal variation in lending activity.

Number of credit cards originated

Number of credit cards originated

Source:
Date published: June 2018
Note: Data from the last six months are not final. The most recent data available in each visualization is for April 2018.

Volume of credit cards originated

Volume of credit cards originated

Source:
Date published: June 2018
Note: Data from the last six months are not final. The most recent data available in each visualization is for April 2018.

FIGURE 1B:

Year-over-year changes

These interactive graphs show the percentage change in the number of new credit cards originated in the month, compared to lending activity from one year ago. Positive changes indicate that lending activity is higher than it was last year and negative values indicate that lending has declined. 

Number of credit cards originated

Number of credit cards originated

Source:
Date published: June 2018
Note: Data from the last six months are not final. The most recent data available in each visualization is for April 2018.

Volume of credit cards originated

Volume of credit cards originated

Source:
Date published: June 2018
Note: Data from the last six months are not final. The most recent data available in each visualization is for April 2018.

FIGURE 1C:

Geographic changes

This map shows the percentage change in the volume of new credit cards originated in each state, compared to lending activity from one year ago. Positive changes mean that the volume of credit cards originated in the state during the month are higher than they were one year ago and negative values indicate that the volume of credit cards has declined.

Source:
Date published: June 2018
Note: Data from the last six months are not final. The most recent data available in each visualization is for April 2018.