Commercial Lending

C&I Loan Standards Ease as Demand Weakens

More bankers began easing credit standards and terms amid weakening demand for a wide swath of commercial and real estate loan products in the third quarter, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest senior loan officer opinion survey released today.

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Demystifying SBICs for Community Banks

By Stephen Newton With nearly $690 billion in outstanding loans for small businesses in 2016, banks have a proven track record of successfully providing credit for small business owners and entrepreneurs. For nearly 50 years, one way banks have done this is through small business investment companies, or SBICs, which are private organizations licensed by the Small Business Administration to ...

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ABA Applauds Bill to Raise Funding for FSA Programs

The American Bankers Association today expressed support for legislation introduced by Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) that would increase the lending limit and overall funding for the Farm Service Agency’s guaranteed farm ownership and operating loan programs.

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