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.
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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.
Eighty-two percent of small businesses said they maintained or gained trust with their bank in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and an even greater majority—85%—believe that their needs are being met by their current bank, according to a new survey from consulting firm West Monroe this week.
Banks’ efforts to deliver Paycheck Protection Program loans to their small business customers and help them navigate the forgiveness process drove overall customer satisfaction levels to record highs in 2021, according to the latest J.D. Power Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study released today. Small businesses gave their banks a satisfaction score of 829, up from 822 last year.
The Small Business Administration has issued a final rule outlining procedures for appealing final SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan review decisions to its Office of Hearings and Appeals
Community banks that invested more in technology before COVID-19 made more loans and took in more deposits during the pandemic than did community banks that invested less in technology, according to a new FDIC report.
The Small Business Administration today clarified that its Paycheck Protection Program direct forgiveness portal remains optional for lenders and borrowers, although SBA encouraged lenders to opt-in to the program, which it said has accepted more than 600,000 applications in under a month.
Non-employer firms—those without full-time or part-time employees on payroll—that sought Paycheck Protection Program funding most frequently did so from large or small banks over online lenders, credit unions, or nonbank finance companies, according to findings from the Federal Reserve’s Small Business Credit Survey’s non-employer report released earlier this week.
The Small Business Administration today released guidance on how it will accept Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness applications directly from borrowers—bypassing the lending institutions—for loans of $150,000 or below.