WASHINGTON - Bank lending increased throughout the country last month, with commercial and industrial loans showing the strongest growth, the Federal Reserve Board reported Wednesday.

Underwriting standards, moreover, are holding firm, according to the Beige Book, the Fed's periodic report on economic conditions.

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.