Bankers increasingly expect chargeoff rates to rise for consumer and business loans during the rest of the year, the Federal Reserve Board said Friday.

The Fed's survey of senior loan officers showed that 43% of the banks polled expect consumer loan chargeoffs to rise. Households are beginning to suffer financial troubles, and consumers are more willing to declare bankruptcy, bankers said. Accepting some blame, bankers also told the Fed that aggressive loan solicitations have contributed to the trouble.

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