Inspector General says community banks did not sufficiently use bailout money to increase lending to small businesses.
Gift will help development organization help businesses in north-central Massachusetts.
House committee chair asks SBA for update on contingency plans as funding shrinks.
Small bankers trade kicks off Community Banking Month; CUNA counters that everything credits union do is "local."
Biz2Credit financing match firm also finds loan approval rates 15% to 20% lower for female-owned companies.
Hurricane Sandy, Midwest drought and government spending cuts lead to deterioration in small business credit quality, rise in delinquent debt.
Washington was embroiled in a game of fiscal chicken at the end of the year. Unemployment is high at 7.7%. The 2.5 million people who are unemployed but so discouraged that they’re not actively looking are unchanged from 2011.
Mid Cities Credit Union helps member Julio Contreras obtain state Air Resources Board loan, ensuring access to Port of Los Angeles.
Lower approval rates seen from banks, credit unions and alternative lenders.
The $513 million cooperative in Springfield, Mass., was named the SBA’s top 7(a) lender in total dollars for the Western Massachusetts region.