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Monday, December 01, 2008

Whitney: Credit Card Consumer Liquidity to Decline by 45%

by Calculated Risk on 12/01/2008 09:16:00 AM

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From Reuters: Credit card industry may cut $2 trillion of lines: analyst

The U.S. credit card industry may pull back well over $2 trillion of lines over the next 18 months due to risk aversion and regulatory changes, leading to sharp declines in consumer spending, prominent banking analyst Meredith Whitney said.
"In other words, we expect available consumer liquidity in the form or credit-card lines to decline by 45 percent."
This would be a stunning reduction in available credit.