Banks are seeing stronger consumer demand for credit for a range of products, including residential mortgages, auto loans and credit cards, according to a Federal Reserve Board survey of senior loan officers released Monday.

The Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey — a quarterly survey of senior banks loan officers aimed at gauging market lending standards and demand — noted that substantial majorities of officers surveyed said that, while commercial demand remains flat or moderately improved, consumer demand has picked up in recent months.

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