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Lending by Depository Institutions

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In the last quarter of 2000, the net share of commercial banks’ senior loan officers (domestic and foreign) who reported tightening their lending standards on commercial and industrial loans reached 60% for loans to large and middle-market firms and 45% for loans to small firms. This is the latest and largest addition to the tightening trend that loan officers have been reporting since 1998:IVQ. Parallel to tighter standards, senior loan officers reported declining demand for commercial and industrial loans; 50% (net) reported weaker loan demand from large and middle-market firms and 30% reported weaker demand from small firms.

Suggested citation: "Lending by Depository Institutions," Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Economic Trends, no. 01-03, pp. 16-17, 03.01.2001.

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