Full text of G.20 Sales Finance Companies : November 4, 1954
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3Wi BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM G.20 November L, 19 5L " SAIES FINANCE COMPANIES SEPTEMBER 19$h Passenger car instalment paper held by s a l e s finance companies continued upward during September f o r the s i x t h consecutive month. Balances at the end of the month amounted to an estimated 5}h7h million T clollars, 38 m i l l i o n above a month ago and 288 m i l l i o n above a^year e a r l i e r . Total consumer i n s t a l ment c r e d i t outstanding a t * s a l e s finance companies was estimated at 6,29b. m i l l i o n d o l l a r s at the end of September. - New extensions of c r e d i t on passenger cars during the month, estimated at 571 m i l l i o n d o l l a r s , were 19 m i l l i o n below ' the preceding month and about equal to the year-ago volume. An . increase over a year ago i n new car financing approximately o f f s e t a decrease i n used car f i n a n c i n g . Sales finance companies extended c r e d i t on about 176 thousand new cars and 21*9 thousand used cars during September. Wholesale automotive paper outstanding, dropped sharply during the month, r e f l e c t i n g decreased dealer s t o c k s . Balances at the eiid of the month, estimated at 717 m i l l i o n d o l l a r s , were l l i l m i l l i o n below the preceding month end. Commercial v e h i c l e paper outstanding increased s l i g h t l y while other business c r e d i t • declined. Outstanding Credit Held by Sales Finance Companies - (In m i l l i o n s of d o l l a r s ) Sept. 30, 195h Type of c r e d i t Consumer instalment c r e d i t R e t a i l automotive (passenger cars) Other consumer goods paper Repair and modernization loans Personal loans Business c r e d i t 1 / R e t a i l automotive (commercial v e h i c l e s ) V/holesale automotive 'wholesale other than automotive Other business c r e d i t . Increase or decrease during: Sept. Year ended Sept. 195U 1953 Sept. 30,195b. 6,291 $,h7h 336 81 k0'3 + 38 t 38 + 1 1 •0 +81 +78 + 1 + 2 0 " "1.U7U 362 717 38 357 -ILL •+ 3 -111 - 1 - 5 -11 - 2 - 4 + u +289 +288 - - 39 + 7 + 33 - -132 -17U ' —- u - h9 - 1/ Excludes some c r e d i t extended to business, such as c r e d i t a r i s i n g from factoring operations. G.23 , - 2 Credit Extended by Sales Finance Companies (In m i l l i o n s of d o l l a r s ) Type of c r e d i t Sent* 195k Chan^<e from: Year Month ago 662 / s zJk 227 - ii - 8 Other consumer goods paper • Repair .and modernization loans . Personal loans 35 5 . 51 - Business c r e d i t 1 / 677' ' Consumer instalment credit Retail- automotive (passenger cars') : New ' Used R e t a i l automotive paper (commercial v e h i c l e s ) Me?; " Used T . Yvholesale automotive paper - Mev: (passenger and commercial) Used (passenger and commercial) wholesale-other than automotive Other business c r e d i t 2 / + 6 + 1 + 39 . - 37 1 0 h + + U 2 3 12 LA + 2 + 1 + + : - i 2 1 5Lo -.502 38 -165 -163 - 2 -171 -157 - Ill- + - - 16 8U - 1 5 \ Number of Hotor Vehicles Financed by Sales Finance Companies (In thousands) Type of v e h i c l e Total financed a t r e t a i l • Ne-vr passenger Used p a s s e n g e r I-Iev; commercial Used commercial Jpotal financed at whole s a l e Nevr "(passenger and commercial) Used (passenger and, commercial) Sept, . 195k Change from: lea r Month ago ago . L6o 176 21:9 17 18 -11 It. - 9 + 1 + 1 - 23 + 6 .29' 0 c 26k 230 31; zJi 79 - 2 - 98 - 85 -13 1 / Excludes some c r e d i t extended to business, such as c r e d i t a r i s i n g from f a c t o r i n g operations. . ' . ,