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Loan Officer Survey Highlights Gaps In Mortgage and Construction Loan Demand

The theme of the latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey reflecting banks’ lending practices, in the first quarter of 2020, is one that is echoed in other reports produced by organizations in the financial services sector. Amid the continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, focusing on existing assets and clients is more important than expanding balance sheets to… Read More ›

Consumer Credit Expanded in 2019

The Federal Reserve’s latest G.19 Consumer Credit Report shows rising trends in consumer credit, excluding loans secured by real estate, through December 2019. In 2019, consumer credit increased 4.8 percent, with revolving and nonrevolving credit increasing 4.3 percent and 4.8 percent, respectively. In December, consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 6 percent from the previous month,… Read More ›

Demand for Construction Loans Slowed at End of 2019

The Federal Reserve’s latest Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey contains the reported lending practices, as of the fourth quarter of 2019, of 80 large domestically chartered commercial banks and up to 24 large U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks. The questions that comprise most of the survey are those relating to Commercial & Industrial (C&I) loans, Commercial Real Estate… Read More ›

Lending Standards Tighten on Land Development and Construction Lending

Credit standards on applications for land development and construction loans or credit lines tightened on net, albeit slightly, over the second quarter of 2015. According to the most recent iteration of the Federal Reserve Board’s Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey, a net share of 1.4% of senior bank respondents reported that lending standards at their respective bank tightened over the… Read More ›