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Experian Business Information

Alternative data can help to facilitate small business lending

August 01, 2017 by Tony Hadley

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is engaged in increasing its understanding of the opportunities and potential challenges associated with consumer permissioned account data. The agency launched a request for information on the...

SBA Funding Competition Spells Opportunity for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

May 04, 2017 by Gary Stockton

As Military Appreciation Month gets under way, the U.S. Small Business Administration has announced a new grant competition to increase training through the Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (VFPETP-2017-01.)

CFPB Fair Lending Report Includes Focus on Small Business Lending

April 19, 2017 by Tony Hadley

On April 14th the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity issued its annual report on fair lending. The report provides an overview of the work that the Bureau has done over the past year to...

Policy makers weigh in on proposal to create a special charter for FinTech

February 02, 2017 by Tony Hadley

A focus on boosting innovation and access to consumer and small to medium enterprise (SME) credit through FinTech will likely be a top priority of Congress and the Trump Administration. This means that regulators will continue to grapple with how...

The 2016 Elections – What happened and what it means for Small Business lenders?

October 18, 2016 by Gary Stockton

With Election Day less than three weeks away and early voting already underway in most states, political campaigns across the country are focused on turnout models and last minutes messaging to persuade any remaining independents.

Self-Regulatory Program for Nonbank Small Business Lenders

September 21, 2015 by Tony Hadley

Is Good for Consumers, Small Businesses, Lenders and Public Policy

The Responsible Business Lending Coalition — a group of nonbank small-business lenders — announced a self-regulatory program during August that is designed to bring greater...

Obama Extends SBA 7(a) Lending Authority to $23.5 Billion

July 28, 2015 by Gary Stockton

 

 A wave of small business optimism has been sweeping the U.S. small business sector for the past few years, but that optimism almost expired last week when a popular government-backed small-business lending program offered through the SBA was ...

Improving access to financial education is critical for small business lending

June 22, 2015 by Tony Hadley

Understanding the ins and outs of financial management is important for every consumer. Being educated on managing their credit, understanding the impact of a credit score, or grasping simple bookkeeping can be intimidating without the proper...

Top regulatory priorities for the commercial lenders

February 02, 2015 by Tony Hadley

 

In many cases business lenders often rely on the commercial credit of the enterprise coupled with the personal credit of the business’s owner when making lending decisions. This is especially true for sole proprietorships and partnerships. To...

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