Businesses and consumers are borrowing more, despite rising interest rates

Mar 1, 2023
Total loan balances rose from last quarter and year over year, according to the FDIC. There are good reasons to borrow now.
Some consumers are opting to use home equity loans to pay off credit card debt.
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Commercial lending is a mixed bag across the country, bankers say

Jan 24, 2023
In Southern California and South Carolina, businesses are looking for loans. But in the Midwest, owners are hesitant to borrow.
Banks across the country are reporting mixed lending activity, with some businesses borrowing to expand office space or buy new real estate.
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