Bankers are continuing to run their consumer loan machines at full tilt even amid signs that it might be time for some preventive maintenance.

Halfway through the 1990s, U.S. banks are producing profits as never before, stoked by credit cards and other growing, high-margin consumer credit businesses that show no signs of slowing down.

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