Survey of finance companies, 2000
Abstract: Against a backdrop of robust economic activity, the finance company sector expanded briskly over the second half of the 1990s. The value of receivables held by finance companies in the United States rose nearly 50 percent, or about 11 percent a year, between 1996 and 2000. Business lending remained finance companies' major line of activity; the importance to the sector of consumer lending and leasing declined slightly, and the importance of real estate lending rose a bit. These and other findings from the Federal Reserve's mid-2000 benchmark survey of finance companies, as well as developments in the sector since that time, are discussed in this article.
Keywords: Finance companies;
JEL Classification: G20;
File(s): File format is application/pdf http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/bulletin/2002/0102lead.pdf
Part of Series: Federal Reserve Bulletin
Publication Date: 2002-01