FDIC: Community Banks Hold 42% of Small Business Loans

According to a FDIC survey, despite holding only 13% of banking industry assets, the data showed that community banks hold 42% of small business loans.

Born out of Brexit: Analyzing Opportunities for Small Business Lending in Europe

Low interest rates and high levels of regulation are preventing the UK’s traditional banks from lending to small businesses. Andre Hakkak and Thomas Otte suggest this situation provides opportunities for alternative lenders to step in.

Analysis: Small Business Lending Isn’t What It Used to Be

Analysts from the Cleveland Fed noted that since the Great Recession bank lending to small businesses has fallen significantly, with bankers blaming small business owners and regulators and small business owners, in turn, saying the problem rests with bankers and regulators.

PayNet: Small Business Lending Increases

After stepping backward in Q1/13, small business investment jumped forward in the last two months, according to the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index.

PayNet: Small Business Lending Falls in March

PayNet said small business owners lack a bullish outlook on business expansion, as the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index decreased to 98.5 in March from a revised 105.4 in February.

Small Business Lending Demand Remains Strong in March

March 2013 continues a trend of growth in small business lending demand, according to Direct Capital’s Monthly Small Business Lending Index.

Small Business Lending on Rise in PA

The Treasury Department said Pennsylvania institutions receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund continue to increase their small business lending, in total by more than $445.4 million over baselines.