Bank lending

China Moves to Limit Bank Lending

China ordered state-owned banks to limit lending as it moves to control inflation and prevent a credit bubble. The Chinese government told the six largest state-owned banks to increase their reserves to 17.5% of deposits from 17%, The Associated Press reported.

Loan Approval Rate Expected to Drop as Applications Rise

Approval rates for bank loans will likely fall as the number of applications increase over the next six months, according to a recent survey of banking professionals released today by Fair Isaac and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.