Business & Finance: Instalment Business

Fortunate indeed is the corporation whose 1930 earnings are running ahead of 1929's. Notable among last week's reports was that of Commercial Investment Trust (see p. 41). No investment trust in the new special sense, Commercial Investment specializes in buying receivables created out of instalment buying. Although this business would seem the most susceptible to depression and thinner bankrolls, C. I. T., earned $4,738,683 in the first half, against $4,042,110 for the same period last year.

Helping to make this money were C. I. T. employees (more than twenty-five hundred of them)...

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