Whole US house credit card debt soars to file over $13 trillion

The American consumer is loading up on debt.

Complete house credit card debt rose by $ 193 billion to an all-time higher of $ 13.fifteen trillion at year-finish 2017 from the prior quarter, in accordance to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York&#8217s Centre for Microeconomic Information report introduced Tuesday.

Mortgage financial debt balances rose the most in the December quarter growing by $ 139 billion to $ eight.88 trillion from the prior quarter. Credit score card credit card debt had the second biggest increase of $ 26 billion to a overall of $ 834 billion.

The report mentioned it was fifth consecutive yr of once-a-year household credit card debt development with boosts in the mortgage, pupil, car and credit score card classes.

The figures are based on a sample of personal debt and credit rating data from Equifax info.