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View Resource Charge-Off and Delinquency Rates on Loans and Leases at Commercial Banks

Divided into Seasonally Adjusted (SA) and Not Seasonally Adjusted (NSA), this quarterly report from the FRB BOG consists of data compiled from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income. Charge-off rates and Delinquency rates for commercial banks are given for all banks, the 100 largest banks, and other.
View Resource Debt Margin

This special report from the Financial Markets Center (FMC) includes an extensive collection of articles that look at the phenomena of margin loans in the United States. As the stock market continues to rise, stockholders are using their stocks as collateral to borrow money in order to purchase more stock, causing margin debt. Along with a large section of staff member-authored explanatory briefs...
View Resource Count-Me-In For Women's Economic Independence

Count-Me-In For Women's Economic Independence is a national, nonprofit organization focused on raising money from women to be loaned to other women. Count-Me-In's goal is to collect donations of $5 from women around the country to be added to a national loan fund, which will be awarded to qualifying women for small business loans in amounts ranging between $5,000 and $10,000, as well as for...
View Resource Microcredit Loans Continue to Improve the Lives of the Rural Poor

In 1976, Dr. Muhammad Yunus lent a small amount of money (approximately $27) to a group of 42 women near his home in the port city of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Out of this rather inauspicious beginning, the roots were planted for the Grameen Bank (Grameen means village in Bengali), an organization that has made over $4 billion in small loans to poor Bangladeshis in an effort to provide credit, or...