After 22 years at ABA, the association’s top lobbyist James Ballentine will soon retire. In this special episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, Ballentine reflects on lessons learned during his career in Washington and shares tips both on effective banking advocacy and on promoting diversity and inclusion in banking.
Browsing: SBA Paycheck Protection Program
The Small Business Administration’s strategic goals for FY 2022-2026 include providing an equitable and customer-centric delivery of programs to small businesses, building resilient businesses and a sustainable economy, and implementing strong stewardship of resources, according to a strategic plan released this week.
Small Business Administration Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman told bankers today at the American Bankers Association’s Washington Summit that to help small businesses, the country needs to return to work.
During the CoreConnection session at ABA’s Conference for Community Bankers, core provider CEOs sounded notes that will sound familiar to those following the work of ABA’s Core Platforms Committee: open APIs, access to data and flexible and transparent contracts.
APIs: Enabling the Hybrid Banking Experience to Boost Customer Acquisition and Upgrade Internal Efficiency
“They give you the ability to enter different markets or partner with different companies, providing a funnel for new customers.”
The Small Business Administration announced that it will allow Paycheck Protection Program borrowers to request a loan review by SBA when the lender determines that the borrower is entitled to only partial forgiveness of the PPP loan.
The federal banking agencies today released 2020 Community Reinvestment Act data on small business, small farm and community development lending.
Eighty-three percent of small businesses say they sought financial services from either large or small banks, according to new research published by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation last week.
Paycheck Protection Program lending helped to soften the effects of the pandemic-related recession on state-level employment growth, and had “significant” benefits overall, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland concluded in a new research brief last week.
A majority of ag lenders—69.7%—reported that overall farm profitability increased in the prior year, due in large part to government support, which is estimated to account for 38% of ag borrowers’ net income, according to the 2021 Agricultural Lenders Survey conducted by ABA and Farmer Mac.