April, May, hit you, we pulled in and even in the small enterprise area. So, the excellent news is — is that we have — we have reverting to the norm. And so, in December, for instance, we had 198,000 booked accounts in credit card, that — ninety one,000. Yes, I assume it is still, it’s still getting — we put the brand new system and we’re starting to promote it. But you realize, one of many issues that is held it back is that is a sales course of which is more integral to the forms of individuals use merchant services that they’d be open extra and it — that is clearly affected by COVID. You know, we — the biggest line merchandise is the interchange, you know, kind dynamics in each debit and credit score and they’re growing however they, you know, they’re recovering from a deficit as I spoke about earlier.
We grew average checking consumer deposits — a hundred — we grew common client deposits to $166 billion or 23%. And in reality, we now have mainly reopened all of the credit underwritings requirements we had earlier than the disaster. We are nicely-positioned against this improving economic backdrop due to the progress we’ve made in respect of our strategic initiatives over the many years. Let’s go to the next slide, Slide 5, and we’ll talk concerning the strategic course of. So, how funds performed in the first half of January? The first half of January across all these fee sorts is up 6.7% from 2020.
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So, should you look on Page 24, you will see that, you understand, $thirteen.2 billion, $13.three billion, $12.9 billion, $15.2 billion so we had a great 12 months and FICC was up from $eight.four billion to $9.7 billion in revenue, which is substantial and some of the areas we don’t commerce-in. And so, we’re extra credit-driven and that’s — that’s what drives us versus a few of the opponents. It’s one of the highest years just ever had, 15% or no matter, it is up 12 months over 12 months. We do not play in certain areas which run — which run on a given quarter.
And that produced strong segment returns of 15% on allotted capital for the yr. As Brian noted, this efficiency led to improved market share total and in a number of key merchandise. Provision expense reflected a reserve launch of $266 million in Q4 in comparison with a construct in reserves of $555 million in Q3. We earned $2.6 billion in consumer banking in Q4 versus $2.1 billion in Q3. But with earnings still below prior-yr pre-pandemic ranges, we all know we nonetheless have plenty of room for improvement.
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The dotted line exhibits the year-over-12 months change for each month in the course of the year in complete spending. Consumer payment activity began and ended the year very strong. Year over 12 months, we anticipate it to be flat for ’21 versus ’20. Provision was larger because of reserves constructed, given the macroeconomic deterioration experienced within the first a part of the 12 months.