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This feed provides information about finance companies data from the Federal Reserve Board's G.20 release available through the Data Download Program (DDP).

Published: 2007-12-05T11:00:00-05:00


Upcoming changes to the Finance Companies (G.20) release


The Federal Reserve Board announced on Tuesday the following changes to the Finance Companies (G.20) statistical release. Starting with the November release, the G.20 release will no longer report the levels and flows of on-book loan and lease balances and off-book securitized loan and lease balances separately. Instead, the G.20 release will start reporting balances of total owned and managed receivables--the sum of on-book and off-book loan and lease balances. The changes are caused by the FASB 166/167 accounting rules implementation in 2010, which required the majority of off-book, securitized assets to be reported on-book. The remaining off-book asset balances have since diminished, with most of them becoming and remaining at zero in recent years. The on-book and off-book levels and flows series will remain available from the Data Downloading Program (DDP). In addition, total owned and managed receivables series will be available from the DDP. The mnemonics of these series are listed in the table located on the technical Q&A page.

Upcoming changes to the Finance Companies (G.20) release


The Federal Reserve Board announced on September 07, 2017 the completion of the 2015 Census and Survey of Finance Companies. These data have been collected every five years to provide a comprehensive and accurate statistical snapshot of the financial information of the finance company industry. The statistical results of the 2015 surveys will be incorporated in the July Finance Company (G.20) statistical release that will be published on Friday, September 29th. In addition, the survey results were incorporated in the July Consumer Credit (G.19) and the second quarter Financial Accounts of the United States (Z.1) statistical releases.

Revisions to the G.20


The February G.20, released on May 2nd, 2016, was reposted to correct a data error. On and off-book business equipment leases were revised back to 2014, and no other data were changed.

Changes to the Finance Companies (G.20) Release


Starting in May 2015, publication of finance company auto loan terms of credit series will resume using a new source. The new series will be produced on a quarterly basis and will extend back to 2008Q1. The replaced finance company terms of credit series shown on prior G.20 releases will continue to be made available in the G.20 Data Download. The release will also contain revisions extending back to January 2006 that are primarily caused by updated seasonal factors.

Revisions to finance company Assets and Liabilities estimates released


The Board is publishing revisions to the finance company Assets and Liabilities estimates shown on the G.20 page. Revisions to the quarterly finance company Assets and Liabilities estimates begin in 2006 Q1 and are due to idiosyncratic methodology changes and the incorporation of 2010 finance companies survey data. Methodology changes include improved adjustments for panel attrition, panel growth, and loan sales and purchases by panel members. For more details on the survey and the revisions, see the documentation posted to the G.19 Consumer Credit revisions page on September 10, 2012, at

G20 Announcement to be released on Friday, September 21st


Finance companies data were revised back to December 2010 to incorporate the statistical results from the 2010 finance companies survey. For more details on the survey and the revisions, see the documentation posted on September 10, 2012 at

Upcoming changes to the Finance Companies (G.20) release


Finance Companies (G.20) release, in addition to the data currently reported on level of receivables outstanding, will now report data on the flow of receivables. The revised data will be made available in the April report, which will be released in the next several days. The new flow data represent changes in the level of receivables due to economic and financial activity, rather than breaks in the data series due to changes in methodology, source data, and other technical aspects of the estimation that affect the level of receivables. Access to flow data allows users to calculate a growth rate for finance company receivables that excludes such breaks. These changes will be accompanied by revisions to the estimates of receivables outstanding back to January 2006 and reflect improvements in methodology and a comprehensive review of the source data. New data will be available at:

New graphics options are now available from the Data Download Program (DDP)


Users can now view plotted data as column charts, and add U.S. recession shading, while using the "View chart" function of the Data Download Program (DDP).

DDP data for Finance Companies are incomplete


Data in the Data Download Program (DDP) for the December 21, 2010 release of Finance Companies (G.20) are currently incomplete. The PDF and HTML versions of the release are not affected and all data published are correct. We are working to update the DDP to include the missing variables as soon as possible.

New interactive graphics feature of Data Download Program (DDP)


Users will now be able to create and view interactive graphics of data packages from the program before downloading the underlying data and charts. The charting feature allows users to view multiple data series on a single chart as well as to display individual data points. The charts can be saved as PDFs or in a standard image file format (PNG) for publication and redistribution.

"Graphics play an important role in identifying data trends and relationships," said Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet L. Yellen. "With the help of this intuitive new user interface, it's now possible to create customized charts directly from Federal Reserve statistical data."

Publication of Finance Company data in the Data Download Program delayed


Data from the July 20 G.20 Finance Company release, published on September 15, will be available in the Data Download Program (DDP) on September 16.

G.20 data updated in the Data Download Program


Data from the October 30 release of the G.20 Finance Companies release were added to the Data Download program on November 20, 2008.

Finance company data are now available from the Data Download Program


Data from the Finance Company release (G.20) are now available for customizable download through the Federal Reserve Board's Data Download Program (DDP). These data will updated monthly with the G.20.