Tag Archives: small business lending

Easing Continues on Business, Residential Mortgage Loans

In the previous quarter, banks kept terms and standards for business loans unchanged or eased them slightly, while tightening slightly on commercial real estate loans and easing in most residential mortgage loan categories, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest senior loan officer opinion survey released today.

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House Passes ABA-Backed SBA 7(a) Reform Bill

By a voice vote, the House today passed H.R. 4743, a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) that would strengthen the Small Business Administration’s oversight of its loan programs and increase its maximum lending authority.

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Fed Study: Credit Key to Small Business Recovery after Disasters

Amid a record-setting wave of disaster losses in 2017 -- including from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, plus wildfires in the West -- small businesses’ insurance gaps meant that credit availability was a key factor in their ability to recover, according to a report today from the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Dallas, Richmond and San Francisco.

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