WASHINGTON — Senior loan officers saw some slight increase in demand for real estate loans as terms eased, as well as slightly better rates and terms for auto loans, but the latest quarterly report on lending mostly showed the long trend of stagnant bank lending has continued, the Federal Reserve reported Monday.

Viewed on a chart, the upward trend for real estate loan demand was part of a modest rebound that began this year after three aftershock declines that followed the chasm that was the financial crisis.

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