Fintech Lender Trade Associations Merge to Form ILPA

The Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA) and the Coalition for Responsible Business Finance (CRBF) are merging and will operate as the ILPA – the trade organization representing online lending and service companies serving small businesses.

U.S. Small Business Lending Down in May

The May 2016 data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) decreased by 1% in May, falling to 128.6 from the 129.5 April reading. It marks the third consecutive month of decrease.

PayNet Adds Small Business Default Index to Family of Economic Indicators

PayNet has developed a Small Business Default Index, which will gauge small business defaults and signal insolvency across multiple sectors of the economy at the national, state and industry levels.

PayNet SBLI Falls 5% as Small Business Investment Stalls

The October Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI), which is a leading economic indicator of GDP, decreased by 5% to 131.7 compared to September’s value, which was restated from 140.4 to 137.9.

U.S. Small Business Lending Investment Reaches All-Time High

The April data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index increased 8% from 130.5 in March 2015 to 141.5 in April 2015, reaching an all-time maximum value.

PayNet: Small Business Lending Index Up 7%

The February release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) increased 7% over February 2014. The SBLI decreased 3% from 122.4 in January 2015 to 119.2 in February 2015.

PayNet: Small Business Lending Slows

The November release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index increased 1% compared to November 2013, suggesting growth at a more moderate pace.

PayNet: Small Business Lending Picking Up Momentum April 2014

The latest data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) shows small business investment gathering steam. The SBLI registered 126.5 in April 2014, an 18% increase over April 2013.

PayNet Canadian Q1 Trends: 2014 Slowing Investment, Risk Return

Commercial borrowing by small and medium-sized businesses in Canada moderated in Q1/14 but was still above the Q1/13. The Canadian Business Lending Index which measures the volume of new commercial loans and leases to small businesses declined 1% to 220 from Q4/13.

U.S. Small Business Lending Signals Increased Optimism

The latest data release of the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index shows small business investment activity continues to grow at a faster pace, registering 115 in March, an 18% Y/Y increase.