Friday, February 27, 2015
Small Business Lending Market Heats Up as Banks Rev Up in This Arena
While credit unions have remained a strong player in this arena, bank lending to small businesses, moribund since the financial crisis, is finally starting to gather steam.
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NCUA will join the U.S. Small Business Administration to present a webinar focused on small business lending. more »
SPRINGFIELD, Va. — The U.S. Small Business Administration signed a memorandum of understanding with NAFCU aimed at expanding American entrepreneurs better access to small-dollar business loans. more »
In a report that was inspired by numerous reports suggesting that a dangerous bubble is forming in the subprime auto loan market similar to the conditions that presaged the mortgage meltdown, Equifax Inc. seeks to debunk those claims. more »
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and NCUA have jointly announced a partnership aimed at encouraging credit unions to make more SBA-backed loans and urging small businesses to turn to CUs for such loans. more »
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new program from Pentagon FCU aims to cut members' monthly payments down to size without the added hassle of going through the full refi process — and making some extra money for the CU, too. more »
MADISON, Wis. — The Filene Research Institute and the Cooperative Trust — the CU networking and professional development group for young adults in the credit union movement — have released a new white paper examining the impact of college debt on Millennials. more »
TEWKSBURY, Mass. — Tewksbury FCU and CU Close LLC, have launched a new collaborative enterprise to help lenders and credit unions profit from combined volume and more efficient vendor management. more »
The ever-growing compliance burden is chipping away at much-needed training for business loan officers, leading to a basic skills gap that could be hampering their ability to make loans. more »
NCUA, in partnership with the State Liaison Committee (SLC) of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), announced new guidance for credit unions and banks on private student loans with graduated repayment terms at origination. more »
MADISON, Wis. — When it comes to private student loans, the growing success of Internet-driven lending models that can offer lower rates has caught the attention of some credit unions executives. more »
Credit unions provide better interest rates on customers' checking and savings accounts than other financial institutions, according to a report from personal finance social network WalletHub, a unit of Evolution Finance. more »
Credit unions are making community banks sweat in the small business lending arena. more »
A strong 2014 for credit unions should bode well for the New Year—at least as far as lending is concerned. more »
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