After spending the last few years paying down debts, consumers appear ready to increase their borrowing again, lenders say.

In a survey of risk managers taken in the fourth quarter and released last week, 61% of respondents said they expect requests for home, car and other consumer loans to rise over the next six months. In the same survey taken three months earlier, just 48% of risk managers said that loan requests would increase in the subsequent months.

Limited Time Offer

Save $400 off your subscription. Special offer ends April 30, 2017.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.