WASHINGTON — Consumer loan demand continued to rise in recent weeks as bankers noted increases in car and new home purchases, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Board.

"Overall bank lending increased since the previous report," according to the Fed's quarterly economic survey known as the Beige Book. "Credit quality and deposits increased, while credit standards were largely unchanged."

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