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.
  • April 10, 2019
    April 10, 2019 The Honorable Nydia M. Velázquez Chairwoman Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives 2302 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Steve Chabot Ranking Member Committee on Small Business U.S. House of Representatives 2371 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Andy Kim Chairman Subcommittee on Economic Growth,...
  • April 2, 2019
    Woodforest National Bank Wins CBA’s 2019 Joe Belew Award WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today presented the ninth annual Joe Belew Award to Woodforest National Bank for its Woodforest Foundry program. The 2019 Joe Belew Award was presented to the CBA member-bank applicant with the most innovative and impactful small business initiatives, highlighting its “Currency of...
  • February 1, 2019
    U.S. Bank hosted CBA OnSite Education: MarketSim , led by Paul Leventhal in San Ramon, CA. This 3-day session leverages a simulation to deepen understanding of the risk/reward trade-offs in developing retail strategy, integrating customer segmentation, product offerings, pricing, delivery channels, marketing and branding. Interested in bringing an OnSite program to your bank? Learn more about...
  • January 25, 2019
    This week I visited great CBA member Bank of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI where I met with President & CEO Peter Ho, a number of Managing Committee Members in addition to CBA Standing Committee Members. It was a great opportunity to hear first-hand their successes and challenges, and discuss hot button issues in the retail banking industry from how other CBA members are handling the Government...
  • January 23, 2019
    The shutdown is keeping the agency from approving about 300 loans per day, according to CBA President Richard Hunt.
  • January 22, 2019
    January 22, 2019 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20500 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515...
  • January 22, 2019
    CBA Writes Congressional Leaders, President on SBA Loan Programs “In order to help mitigate the economic ripple effects of the government shutdown, CBA requests that all options be explored to reopen the SBA’s 7(a) and 504 loan programs.” WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association today wrote Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump requesting “all options be explored to reopen” the...

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