FSB Queries Effects of Post-Crisis Rules on Small Business Credit

As part of its broad review of the post-crisis regulatory framework, the Basel, Switzerland-based Financial Stability Board today sought public feedback on the effects of post-crisis rules on credit for small and midsize enterprises. Specifically, the FSB asked for comment on SME financing trends and drivers of those trends, how the Basel III capital and liquidity framework might have affected SME lending, how regulatory effects vary across diverse banks and whether the financial reforms have driven more SME lending to nonbank lenders, among others.

The organization also released a summary of a preliminary roundtable on the topic that it convened in December. Comments are due by March 18.