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Lending Standards Tighten for Residential and Commercial Real Estate Loans in Q1 2023

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s April 2023 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS)—conducted for bank lending activity over the first quarter of 2023—banks reported that lending standards tightened for most residential real estate (RRE) and commercial real estate (CRE) loan categories. Demand for RRE and CRE loans weakened across all categories over the quarter.  No banks expected their lending standards for… Read More ›

Loan Demand Declines as Credit Standards Tighten in Q4 2022

According to the Federal Reserve Board’s January 2023 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS)—conducted for bank lending activity over the fourth quarter of last year—banks reported weaker demand for residential real estate (RRE) loans, home equity lines of credit (HELOCs), and commercial real estate (CRE) loans. Additionally, credit standards tightened across all categories of mortgage loans. Residential real estate credit… Read More ›

Banks Report Weaker Demand for Home Loans

In the first quarter of 2022, the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) on Bank Lending Practices showed a significant net share of banks reporting more relaxed lending standards and weaker demand for most categories of residential real estate (RRE) loans. “Significant” net shares of banks reported weaker demand for all RRE loan categories other than subprime… Read More ›

Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey Q3 2020

The Federal Reserve’s latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices addresses changes in the standards and terms on, and demand for, bank loans to businesses and households. The lending data show a tightening of standards across all purposes , but sufficient demand-strength for gains in residential real estate. For the third quarter, significant net shares of banks… Read More ›

U.S. Banks Report Expectations of Tightening Standards on Loans in 2019

Latest data from the Federal Reserve Board’s quarterly Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey (SLOOS) show recent lending policies of eighty large domestic banks and twenty-four U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. The survey’s respondents reported, on the whole, that they tightened standards on Commercial Real Estate (CRE) loans and did not change the standards applied to Commercial and Industrial… Read More ›

Bank-Holdings of Consumer Credit: All of the Eggs are in One Basket

The Federal Reserve Board recently reported that consumer credit outstanding rose by a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 7.3%, $246.5 billion, in April 2015. Consumer credit outstanding now totals $3.385 trillion. For the first time in 13 months and the second time in 87 months, the monthly growth rate of revolving credit outstanding outpaced the increase in non-revolving credit. Revolving credit outstanding… Read More ›