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Bank Lending Survey for Germany

Since January 2003, the Eurosystem has carried out a quarterly bank lending survey (BLS) to expand its knowledge about the role of lending in the monetary transmission mechanism and thus to obtain additional information for monetary policy analysis. The questionnaire comprises 23 qualitative questions on past and expected future lending policies by participating institutions to the private non-financial sector as well as on credit demand. Ad hoc questions on particularly topical issues may be added if necessary.