Several portfolio metrics showed that the U.S. credit market is stabilizing and is even growing, according to Equifax's monthly National Credit Trends Report for March 2011.

The most recent trend data demonstrated sustained new credit growth is underway in some markets, with year-over-year increases in the number of auto (a 23% rise), bankcard (a 14% rise), consumer finance (a 5% rise), and home equity (a 9% rise) loans. 

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