Minority-owned businesses were more likely to report financial challenges compared to white-owned businesses, according to a study released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
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The way nonbank online lenders advertise or disclose up-front loan terms and costs for small businesses varies greatly, producing confusion for small business borrowers as online lending gains market share, according to research published Thursday by the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
ABA, joined by the Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association and the Independent Community Bankers of America, today called on the federal banking agencies to pause any changes in certain Call Report data until the ongoing Community Reinvestment Act regulatory revamp and Dodd-Frank Act Section 1071 rulemaking are completed.
A new analysis by the Financial Stability Board of the global post-financial crisis regulatory framework found that the regulatory reforms did not have “material and persistent negative effects on [small and medium enterprise] financing in general,” though some of the more stringent risk-based capital requirements may have slowed the pace of financing or caused credit conditions to tighten at the banks capitalized the least before the crisis in some locales.
In remarks before a public symposium on small business loan data collection today, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathleen Kraninger signaled the importance of balancing the statutory objectives of Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act with the need to avoid negative credit effects on the $1.4 trillion small business lending market.
More small business owners are using their banks’ mobile apps, and satisfaction with banks reached a record high, according to J.D. Power’s Small Business Banking Satisfaction Survey released today.
Six in 10 lenders saw an increase in small and midsize business lending fraud over the past two years, according to a study from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, with an average increase of 7.3%.
Localities that lost a bank headquarters in a merger saw declines in local charitable contributions and volunteer service, Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman said today, citing a Fed review of Community Reinvestment Act exam reports before and after bank acquisitions.
The Senate today approved a $99 million subsidy to fund the Small Business Association’s 7(a) loan program for the 2020 fiscal year, successfully avoiding a shutdown of the program that would have otherwise taken place on Oct. 1.
As part of the Small Business Access to Capital Coalition, ABA called on congressional leaders to address a potential funding gap that could bring operations of the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) business lending program to a halt next month.