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, 2013
    To read the full Comment Letter, download the PDF .
  • April 10, 2013
    To read the full Comment Letter, download the PDF .
  • March 22, 2013
    CBA LIVE 2013 Takeaways I left Phoenix smarter, more inspired and more connected to our industry. Many of our sessions were standing-room only – next year, we’ll have more chairs! Among my top takeaways: Millennials are the largest living generation; bankers are fascinating; branches may only need pruning to encourage new growth – but they are not dead at all; and we are more focused than ever on...
  • February 15, 2013
    CFPB's Antonakes to Speak at CBA LIVE Breaking news: Acting Deputy Director Steve Antonakes, who heads up supervision, enforcement and fair lending for the CFPB, will address the general session at CBA LIVE on March 12, 2013 in Phoenix. Hear directly from the CFPB's Sheriff... Register now . CBA Testifies in Small Business Hearing On Wednesday, February 13, 2013, CBA Board member Maria Coyne,...
  • February 13, 2013
    TESTIMONY Of MARIA COYNE, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, KEYBANK On behalf of THE FINANCIAL SERVICES ROUNDTABLE and THE CONSUMER BANKERS ASSOCIATION for The U.S. House Committee on Small Business Hearing on "The State of American Small Businesses" February 13, 2013 Introduction Chairman Graves, Ranking Member Velazquez, Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to today's hearing and giving...
  • February 13, 2013
    Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2013) – Maria C. Coyne , KeyBank Executive Vice President, Branch Network, testified today before a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Small Business on “The State of American Small Businesses.” Ms. Coyne spoke on behalf of The Financial Services Roundtable and the Consumer Bankers Association. In her testimony, Coyne stated KeyBank’s commitment to women-owned...
  • February 8, 2013
    DC Day Members of CBA’s of Board of Directors and Government Relations Council (GRC) traveled to Washington, DC on Wednesday and met with key lawmakers to discuss CBA’s 2013 legislative agenda and the current state of retail banking. The top issues for the day were the need for structural reforms to the CFPB to ensure it is not a political football for years to come. The group also educated...
  • January 18, 2013
    CFPB Issues Mortgage Servicing Rules Nearly 300 members dialed joined CBA’s call on Monday, January 14, 2013, to discuss the impact of QM and to hear from K&L Gates and the CBA Advocacy team. With regard to QM, Director Cordray told me the 3% cap on mortgage broker compensation is a work in progress. While we appreciate the CFPB's efforts to date, we still have some concerns, outlined in our...
  • June 21, 2012
    Chairman Coffman and members of the Subcommittee, my name is Tim Dixon. I am Senior Vice President and Head of Small Business Administration Lending for Citizens Bank. Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the Subcommittee to discuss small business lending, the SBA and ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its programs. Citizens Bank is part of a diversified financial...

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