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BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESEEv i SYSTEM
C
G.21

March 5, 1956
CONSUMER FINANCE COMPANIES

/

LOANS OUTSTANDING.AND VOLUME OF LOANS MADE*
JANUARY 1956

,•

(Estimates, 'In millions of...dollars)

Item

January
.1956

Amount of loans outstanding,end of month l/
2,058.8
Change from:
Month ago
+ 8.2
Year ago
+214.3
Volume of loans made during
month l/
Change froin:_
Month ago
,
Year ago

264.5

•

January
1955

January
1954

1,844.5

1,694.3

- 3.7
+150.2

+ 2.2
+164.4

225.8

198.2

- -148.9 ! -151.2
+27.6 | + 1 - 3 ^
. 1
*Data cover loans made under effective and partially
effective State small loan lavs.
l/ Estimates have been revised for the period January 195^
through December 1955 on the basis of data from State supervisory
authorities. A table showing the revised figures is enclosed.




-165.5
+ 38.7

(Revised Mar. 1956)
Consumer Finance Companies*
(Loans - outstanding, in millions of dollars)

End of month

Amount e '
outstanding'-

19^2 - January
February
. March
April
Kay
June
. July
August
September
October
November
December
1953 - January
February
March
April
Hay
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

1,312.1
1,317.2
1,331.7
1,351.6
1,370.5
1,399.3
1,U21.6
1,1*35.8
1,U3U.3
1,137.1
1,1^5.6
1,513.6

1951 - January
•February
March
April
. Hay
June

.

July
August
September
October
November
•
'
December •

,
•

.
'
-

-

July
August
September
October
November
December

1,691.3
1,693.0
1,701.9
. 1,719.1
1,72U.7
l,7L2.k
1,758.6
1,760.7
1,766.9
1,767.2
1,783.5
1,818.2
1/8UU.5
1,8U3.9
1,853.1
1,869.8
" 1,870.ii
1,885.ii

1955 - January
February,
March
~
April
May
- June

1,529.9 /
1,515.8
1,530.6
1,515.6
1,55l.h
1,571.3
1,603.9
l,6lU.8
1,616.6
1,613.0
1,632.1
1,692.1

Amount
outstanding

End of month

-

1,898.6
1,915.7
1,925.3
1,936.9
1,967.9
2,050.6

^Includes companies operating under effective and partially effective
State small loan laws.




Division of Research and Statistics
Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System

(Revised March 1956*)
CONSUMES FINANCE COMPANIES
VOLUME OF LOANS. MADE
(Estimates, in millions of dollars)
I
I
Volume extended* |
j
i

Year or month

Year or month

1952 - January
. February
.
March
April
May.
June

187.7
188.3
224.0
220.1
241.4
255-3. .

1954 - January
February
March
April
j
.May
Juno:
|

July
August
September
October
November
December

247.0
219.6
202.7.
217.1
222.4 '
343.4".

j
j
|
|
j|
j
|

. Volume extended*

'

Total

|
--

1953 - January
February
March
April I
M^
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Total

July
August September
October
November
• December
•

250.3
237.4
236.5
236.1
281.0
374.7

j

Total •

2,769.0
196.9
195.4
254.3
229.4
224.6
247.2

198.2
197.3
253.0
249.4
238.6
259.6

-

260.6
227.1
211.7
216.3
244.3
349.4

,

2,857.2

•

3,012.1

1955 - January
February
March
. April .
|
' May
j
,
June
1
|
j •
j
j
|

!
I|

July
August
September
October
November
December
Total

.

|

225.8
225.7
288.7
279.5
258.8
285.8

-

267.0 286.9
265.2
278.4
321.9
L3u.o
3,hl3.7

*L*ans made under effective and partially effective State small loan
lavs.




Division of Research and Statistics
Board c? Governors of the
Federal Reserve System