Tag Archives: small business lending

Fed, CSBS Survey Examines Community Banking Activities

The Federal Reserve and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors today released an annual survey of the nation’s community banks, which provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues and challenges facing banks with less than $10 billion in assets.

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Survey: Small Biz Investment on the Rise in 2016

An overwhelming majority -- 87.5 percent -- of small business owners say they’re investing more in their business in this year than in 2015, and most are borrowing funds in order to do so, according to a study published today by fintech company BizFi.

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Agencies Issue 2015 CRA Small-Biz, Small-Farm Loan Data

The federal banking agencies today issued aggregate data on 2015 small-business, small-farm and community development loans that institutions reported under the Community Reinvestment Act. The data, which commercial banks and savings institutions with about $1.2 billion or more in assets are required to report and others can report voluntarily, show that such institutions made about 6.1 million small-business loans, totaling ...

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ABA Weighs in on Small Business Lending Bill

In a joint letter to Senate leadership yesterday, ABA and the Independent Community Bankers of America provided feedback on the Small Business Lending Oversight Act of 2016, a bill that would enhance the oversight of the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan program.

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ABA Urges Support for SBA Lending Oversight Bill

ABA today urged members of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee to support legislation that would set forth an appropriate level of oversight of participation in the Small Business Administration’s popular 7(a) program. In a letter supporting the Small Business Lending Oversight Act, ABA noted the significant growth in the use of the 7(a) program in recent years and ...

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