COTD: Bank Lending Divergence

COTD = Chart of the Day

Big divergence in bank lending to consumers and businesses.  Consumer lending y/y growth fairly steady but hard to tell what is causing the steep fall-off in the growth of lending to the corporate sector.  C&I loans have traditionally financed inventory builds but how much inventory do Facebook, Mr. Softie, and Google hold?

This could go either way.  We shall soon find out, however.

Bank Lending

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