Small Business Lending Decline Slows

Total small business borrowing from depository lenders remained subdued for both C&I and commercial real estate loans under $1 million, according to the SBA Office of Advocacy’s yearly review.

Reuters: U.S. C&I Lending Surge Raises Bubble Worries

Reuters reported that some bankers and analysts see this year’s surge in commercial lending as a red flag, noting the gain looks more like an early asset bubble than an economic breakout.