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Small Business Lending
Small business lending is a top priority for CBA’s member banks. CBA strongly believes small businesses are the lifeblood of the U.S. economy and we remain committed to improving the small business lending environment and process through pro-business legislation and regulation. Collectively, CBA’s member banks have over $200 billion in small business loans on their books, and remain committed to exploring innovative ways to address the needs of lenders and borrowers alike.
- February 7, 2018 - 2:00PMUpcomingJanuary 17, 2018January 17, 2018 The Honorable Steve Chabot Chairman Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives 2371 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Nydia M. Velazquez Ranking Member Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives 2302 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velazquez: On behalf of...December 1, 2017Commission Would Have Prevented CFPB Leadership Turmoil Former CFPB Director Richard Cordray first assumed his position under a legal cloud and he left the same way. From his resignation to the appointment of two separate acting CFPB directors to legal battles and protests, this week has been a circus for the CFPB. To recap, here is an abbreviated version of what took place: On Black Friday:...November 30, 2017WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today expressed strong support for the Right to Lend Act of 2017 (H.R. 4452) introduced by Congressman Robert Pittenger. The legislation would repeal Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which in practice would require lenders to collect multiple data points from business loan applications and report to the government data on certain...November 29, 2017November 29, 2017 The Honorable Robert Pittenger U.S. House of Representatives 224 Cannon House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative Pittenger: The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) strongly supports H.R. 4452, the Right to Lend Act of 2017, which would amend the Equal Credit Opportunity Act to repeal the small business loan data collection requirement mandated by Section...November 27, 2017Do your 2018 marketing priorities stack up to your peers? 54% of marketers are focused on cross-sell, deepening relationships, and improving their share-of-wallet according to the Digital Banking Report. Learn how to prepare for next year by downloading EVERFI’s new 38 page guidebook complete with tactical worksheets titled The Ultimate Guide to Financial Marketing Strategy for 2018: An...November 13, 2017November 13, 2017 The Honorable Jeb Hensarling Chairman Committee on Financial Services U.S. House of Representatives 2129 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Maxine Waters Ranking Member Committee on Financial Services U.S. House of Representatives 4340 O’Neill House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20024 Dear Chairman Hensarling and Ranking Member Waters: The...November 9, 2017 - 2:00PMPastOctober 18, 2017 - 2:30PMPastSeptember 29, 2017CBA to CFPB: Help Banks Serve Consumers in Need of Short-Term Credit A huge segment of consumers are struggling to make ends meet in a given month – 43 percent to be exact – according to a new CFPB survey. Since the FDIC and OCC issued guidance essentially pushing banks out of the small-dollar lending market, consumers have been forced to use less-safe, less-regulated and more costly entities to...