Biggest Credit Card Debt Increase Since The Recession

According to research from CardHub, a search tool that specializes in helping users find and apply for credit cards, consumers went on borrowing binge during the second and third quarters of this year, racking up $53.3 billion in new credit card debt over the period.

It's difficult to tell why consumers decided to splurge this year.

Consumers started the year well, repaying $35 billion in credit card debt during the first quarter. However, almost all of this gain was wiped out during the second quarter as consumers took on $32 . . .

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