Browsing: Small business lending

Commercial Lending

Middle-market businesses are raring for growth in 2022, and four in 10 expect their credit needs to increase this year, which according to economist Jim Glassman of JPMorgan Chase on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast will lead to a surge in commercial and industrial lending.

Commercial Lending

While expressing support for fair lending laws and regulations, ABA and the state bankers associations yesterday raised concerns about the CFPB’s long-awaited proposed rule to implement Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which concerns the collection of credit application data for small businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned small businesses.

ABA Banking Journal Podcast

The digital banking product changes triggered by the Paycheck Protection Program and pandemic-related digital banking needs have pushed banks to innovate like never before, says Accenture’s Bina Rajput. “It’s pushed a lot of these institutions to say ‘What’s next? How can I make this process better, and better, and better?”

Community Banking

Small business credit card customer satisfaction surged 12 points from last year (rising to 852 on a 1,000-point scale) as 32% of small business customers say they are financially better off than they were a year ago, according to a new survey by J.D. Power.


In a letter sent to the Small Business Administration today, the American Bankers Association urged the agency to improve communication from its headquarters to its regional offices, and to ensure that its regional and district offices are adequately staffed.

Ag Banking

Credit quality for both loans secured by farmland and agricultural production loans improved in 2021, ag lenders reported in the joint ABA-Farmer Mac Agricultural Lenders Survey. In the next 12 months, lenders expect credit quality will either moderately improve or stay the same.

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