Special Report on
October Senior Loan Officer Survey
October Senior Loan Officer Survey - Trends
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The main aspect that stands out in the October 2009 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey is that lending conditions were less tight than survey results of July 2009 indicated and there was a substantial improvement from the October 2008 survey when credit markets had frozen. The net fraction of banks that reported tightening standards on commercial and industrial (C&I) loans for large firms dropped to 14% during October from 31.5% in July and was noticeably below the peak of 83.6% reported in January 2009 (see chart 1). A similar reduction in the number of banks reporting tightening lending standards was reported for C&I loans to ...
The Fed’s statistics on both Consumer and Commercial and Industrial (C&I) credit are not consistent with the results of the Fed’s Senior Loan Officer Survey on Bank Lending Practices: there appears to be healthy lending in spite of record tightness of lending standards. The newest Senior Loan Officer Survey provides some insight to this paradox. Loan growth is seemingly healthy, but the lending is mostly being done on revolving lines of credit. Exhibit 1: Consumer and C&I loan growth remains healthy This chart presents monthly consumer and commercial industrial (C&I) loan ... Read More
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