Fewer banks tighten mortgage underwriting standards

Fewer banks tightened underwriting standards, while a slightly more than last year even eased them, according to a survey conducted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The agency surveyed 87 of the largest banks, covering 91% of all consumer loans in the U.S. banking system.

According to Moody’s, it got a little easier for consumers to get credit in the first quarter, with "modest tightening" of bank underwriting standards across credit card and auto loan applications.

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Combining these with responses from the Federal Reserve Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices to characterize banks’ changes in residential mortgage lending standards, the paper found, a significant variation of denial rates across banks, even during the most recent housing boom in the mid-2000s.

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The 2007 financial crisis was largely a result of subprime mortgage lending. regulators and policymakers mandated that banks tighten credit controls and beef up underwriting standards in an effort.

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Credit Culture. Fewer community banks are demonstrating a strong credit culture that makes them unwilling to bend on their historical credit practices. Those with weak cultures are more prone to easing underwriting, offering new products, or worse, to simply pumping up their loan volume.