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Mortgage demand continues to rise as banks tighten rules

Mortgage demand continues to rise as banks tighten rules

THE DEMAND for mortgages increased for the second quarter in a row while credit standards tightened, according to a new survey of banking in the euro area released by the Central Bank. Improved consumer confidence drove the increase in demand for mortgages, but lower levels…
Demand for loans slows

Demand for loans slows

A survey on lending from the Central Bank shows that loan demand from both consumers and businesses continued to decline in the last three months of last year. The Central Bank's bank lending survey reveals that for the third quarter in a row, credit standards…