Banks Say Commercial Lending Slowing, 'Aggressive' Competition Leads to Easing of Terms, Fed Reports
Some banks are starting to see a weaker demand for commercial and industrial loans and as a result are easing terms to pick up the pace.
By Michelle A. Samaad |
Updated on November 07, 2006
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WASHINGTON — Some banks are starting to see a weaker demand for commercial and industrial loans and as a result are easing terms to pick up the pace.
The Federal Reserve Board’s October 2006 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices culled findings from 54 domestic banks, which accounted for between 12% and 56% of all C&I loans on the books of domestic commercial banks as of June 30, 2006. Foreign respondents in the survey accounted between 10% and 48% of all C&I loans on the books of U.S. branches and agencies of foreign banks.
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