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Consumer credit varies by metro area
January 27, 2011


From Q3 2009 to Q4 2010, the percentage of consumers in the VantageScore® A tier declined by 2.0 percent nationally, from 15.1 percent to 14.8 percent. Interestingly, a number of U.S. metropolitan areas had distinctly large declines, like Miami, Fla., at 5.1 percent and Detroit, Mich., at 5.6 percent. Meanwhile, some metropolitan statistical areas — such as Dallas–Fort Worth, Texas, at 0.9 percent, and Denver, Colo., at 1.1 percent — only saw small declines in the proportion of this lowest–risk consumer segment. This simple metric highlights the distinct differences in how economic and credit environments vary across the nation.

To hear more credit trends from Q3 2010, view a recent Webinar, Unique insights on consumer credit trends: Highlights from the Q3 2010 Experian–Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Report.

Source: Experian–Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Report

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