Personal loans

consist of all personal loans at banks, trust companies, mortgage loan companies, credit unions and caisses populaires, life insurance companies (which issue policy loans), sales fi nance and consumer loan companies, asset-backed securities issuers and non-financial private corporations. These loans are used to fi nance a wide range of consumer purchases, including consumer durables, and include RSP loans and investment loans, credit card loans and personal lines of credit.

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