Chart 50 Bank Exposure to Mortgages and Home Equity Is Now at Peak Levels

Year Total Loans and Leases (dollars in thousands) Home Equity and Mortgages as a Percentage of Total Loans and Leases
1998 "2,066,638,766" 24.9
1999 "2,508,980,136" 24.1
2000 "2,747,536,971" 25.0
2001 "2,829,768,864" 25.9
2002 "3,043,181,360" 30.3
2003 "3,361,448,677" 34.1
2004 "4,250,492,044" 32.0
3Q 2005 "3,784,642,939" 36.7

Sources: SNL DataSource and CIBC World Markets.