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Underwriting Standards Continue To Ease: OCC Survey

Responding to competitive pressures, abundant liquidity, and the desire for yield in the low interest rate regime, banks have eased underwriting standards and enhanced levels of credit risks, reports an OCC survey.

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s 20th Annual Survey of Credit Underwriting was released on Dec. 16 after the agency compiled observations of examiners and assessments of credit underwriting standards. The survey covered loans totaling $4.9 trillion and constituting approximately 94% of all loans in the federal banking system.
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