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 12, 2021
    CBA, SBFE Small Business Data Highlights Stabilizing Effects of PPP, Short-Term Delinquency Trends WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association and Small Business Financial Exchange today released the Small Business Lending Trends analysis covering the fourth quarter of 2020. The analysis, which is released quarterly, examines key credit information for America’s small businesses and shows...
  • March 18, 2021
    CBA Statement on SBA Administrator Confirmation WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after the Senate confirmed Isabel Guzman for SBA Administrator: “CBA congratulates Isabel Guzman, longtime advocate for small businesses, on being confirmed to serve as the next SBA Administrator. We are eager to learn more about her vision for...
  • February 22, 2021
    CBA Statement on PPP Changes WASHINGTON – Consumer Bankers Association President and CEO Richard Hunt today issued the following statement applauding the effort to help the smallest businesses receive Paycheck Protection Program loans and also called on the Small Business Administration to address underlying issues in the program which are preventing more businesses from receiving relief: “Banks...
  • December 15, 2020
    Dear Director Kraninger: The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) greatly appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB” or “Bureau”) Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (“SBREFA”) outline concerning the small business lending market and the pending rulemaking pursuant to Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...
  • October 21, 2020 - 1:00PM
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  • October 20, 2020
    On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt issued the following statement after the Senate held procedural votes on COVID-19 stimulus and Paycheck Protection Program legislation: “While a bipartisan agreement remains elusive for Congress, small businesses are facing an uncertain economic future. The lifelines they received through PPP loans are becoming a knot of red tape...
  • October 13, 2020
    CBA, SBFE Small Business Data Shows First Full COVID-19 Quarter, PPP Impact WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association and Small Business Financial Exchange today released the Small Business Lending Trends report covering the second quarter of 2020. The report, which is released quarterly, examines key credit information for America’s small businesses and shows delinquency peaking for most...
  • October 13, 2020
    CBA, SBFE Small Business Data Shows First Full COVID-19 Quarter, PPP Impact On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, CBA and Small Business Financial Exchange released the Small Business Lending Trends report covering the second quarter of 2020. The report, which is released quarterly, examines key credit information for America’s small businesses and shows delinquency peaking for most account types as the...
  • October 9, 2020
    Lenders said the change was a start but did not go far enough. The Consumer Bankers Association, an industry group, renewed its call for all loans under $150,000 to be automatically discharged. “It’s almost a nightmare to go through the forgiveness process as it is now written,” Richard Hunt, the group’s chief executive, said. “You have millions of small businesses in crisis, some going under,...

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