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10. Lloyds TSB/HBoS

Credit Issued: $19.29 billion

Quick Fact: Figures released by the Bank of England suggest that Britons owed a combined £61.5 billion ($94.51 billion) to credit card companies as of January 2010.

Source: CreditCards.com and Nilson Report, December 2009 (through year-end 2009 and ranked by total worldwide outstandings)

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