Wednesday, 16 May 2018 09:31

The Credit Card Boom Just Peaked

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Over the last several years consumer credit markets have experienced a huge boom. As the economy started to pick up pace, consumers abandoned the deleveraging that characterized the Great Recession and started to use more credit. This led to a boom in profitability for credit card companies. However, that era has now come to an end. “The easy money has been made in card lending”, says a consumer finance analyst at Wells Fargo. Battles over ever lower rates for consumers as well as the cost of competing by offering rewards has challenged the landscape.

FINSUM: We definitely think the credit card boom as over as consumers have wisened up and have many more good options.

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