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.
  • September 8, 2017
    Getting businesses to shift their banking relationship is a challenge. However, most banks still have limited or no direct marketing budget targeted to small businesses. Banks not capitalizing on this high return opportunity often tend to relate a history of underwhelming results from small business campaigns. This is not surprising, given the analytic complexity necessary for success. However,...
  • July 12, 2017
    July 13, 2017 The Honorable Blaine Luetkemeyer Chairman Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit U.S. House of Representatives 2230 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Lacy Clay Ranking Member Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit U.S. House of Representatives 2428...
  • June 29, 2017
    On Thursday, June 29, 2017, the House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access held a hearing entitled, “A Review of SBA’s 504/CDC Loan Program.” During the hearing the subcommittee members questioned witnesses about the effectiveness of the program and its functionality. The hearing featured testimonies from: Ms. Natasha Merz, Vice President of Langley...
  • June 8, 2017
    On Thursday, June 8, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) alternative to Dodd-Frank, the Financial CHOICE Act, H.R. 10. The bill passed by a partisan vote of 233 to 186. With a structured rule in place, only six amendments were considered, keeping the bill substantially similar to the version that passed the House...
  • June 8, 2017
    On Thursday, June 08, 2017, CFPB Director Richard Cordray announced the Bureau granted CBA’s request for a 60-day extension to the comment period for the “Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market.” The Director made the announcement during his remarks at the Bureau’s Consumer Advisory Board Meeting. A copy of his remarks will be posted on consumerfinance.gov and a...
  • May 23, 2017
    May 23, 2017 Ms. Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20552 FederalRegisterComments@cfpb.gov Re: Request for Information Regarding the Small Business Lending Market (Docket No. CFPB-2017-0011) Dear Ms. Jackson: The undersigned trade associations appreciate the opportunity presented by the Bureau of Consumer...
  • May 23, 2017
    On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, CBAand other trades, submitted a letter to the CFPB asking it extend its Small Business Lending Request for Information (RFI) comment period by 60 days. As previously reported by CBA, on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the CFPB held a field hearing in Los Angeles focused on the small business lending marketplace. At the hearing, the agency introduced the RFI to learn more about...
  • May 12, 2017
    CBA Committee Chair Todd Hollander of Union Bank Testifies on Small Business Lending Seventy percent of the small business loans are made by banks with $1 billion or more in assets. With the CFPB launching a formal inquiry into the small-business lending landscape, we stand with the Bureau in its endeavor to better understand the small business lending market. However, we urge the Bureau to...

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