Credit cards

This dashboard provides access to data about credit cards, open-end loans used by consumers as a convenient way to pay for day-to-day expenses, finance purchases, or to provide cash advances.

Data snapshot for September 2017

4.7 million
Credit cards originated


$29.2 billion
Aggregate credit limits of new cards


15.5% decrease
In year-over-year originations

Origination activity

Lending levels

The number of credit cards originated each month.

Year-over-year changes

Year-over-year changes in the number and volume of credit cards originated by month.

Geographic changes

Geographic distribution of the year-over-year change in the volume of credit cards originated.

Borrower risk profiles

Volume of credit cards by credit score

Exploring the origination of credit cards to consumers at different credit score levels.

Year-over-year changes by credit score

Detailing the year-over-year changes in origination activity for credit cards by credit score.

Lending to low-to-moderate income neighborhoods

Volume of credit cards by income level

Examining the origination of credit cards to consumers based on the income level of the neighborhood in which they reside.

Year-over-year changes by credit score

Detailing the year-over-year changes in origination activity for credit cards by income level.

Lending by borrower age

Volume of credit cards by age group

Exploring how lending activity is changing for borrowers by age.

Year-over-year changes by borrower age

Detailing the year-over-year changes in origination activity for credit cards by borrower age.