Most banks did not tighten lending standards on prime or nontraditional single-family mortgages during the past three months and there appears to have been some relief on HELOC standards, according a new survey of senior loan officers conducted by the Federal Reserve.

Nearly 80% of banks surveyed said their lending standards were unchanged from January. On prime mortgages, only 11% said they tightened credit with the balance saying they eased.

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