The credit card business has since been recovering since the Great Recession when banks drastically cut consumer lending as they scrambled to reduce risky loans. The number of people with credit cards has since increased, from 152 million in 2010 to 176 million in 2017. At the same time, the number of credit card accounts in the U.S increased from 386 million to 455 million in 2017. Alongside a modest increase in the average number of cards each person holds, more people are getting a credit card for the first time.
FICO Score 10 Suite has just been announced, so what does that mean for you? With average credit scores at an all time high but ever increasing total household debt in the US, the new FICO scoring model is intended to improve consumer behavior predictions and may cause a change in your credit score. Will these changes be advantageous or disadvantageous to you?