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August 2014 Small Business Lending Index Infographic

Biz2Credit Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Hit Record High for the Third Consecutive Month August 2014 According to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications on 15.9% Big bank approvals In a year to year comparison, big bank approval rates have increased by more than 15% in August from 17.60 approval rates in August 2013 59.4% Institutional Lenders, Institutional lenders granted 59.4% of the funding requests they received in August, a slight increase from 59.3% in July. Approval rates have risen every month since Biz2Credit began monitoring the category in January 2014. "Institutional investors are quickly becoming important players in small business lending, as they are taking market share from alternative lenders, Meanwhile, the interest rates charged by non-bank lenders continue to drop. This benefits entrepreneurs in search of capital." - Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora, 20.4% 20.1% Loan approvals at Big banks Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) rose to 20.4% in August from 20.1% in July. July, 2014 August, 2014 "Big banks are utilizing recognition stment in technology makes processing -SBA loans swift and efficient, As the economy has improved and the optimism of small business owners seems to be strong, entrepreneurs are willing to invest in their growth potential. Big banks are aggressively inducing small business loan-making and are attracting higher quality customers from competitors." - Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora, 50.9% Loan approvals at 50.6% Small banks While the percentage of loans granted by small banks slipped to 50.6% from 50.9% last month. July, 2014 August, 2014 Small business loan 62.9% 62.7% approvals by Alternative lenders Approval rates at alternative lenders - merchant cash advance companies, factors, and other non-bank institutions - slipped for the seventh July, 2014 August, 2014 consecutive month to 62.7% in August, from 62.9% in July. "The financial health of small business owners has improved over last 12 months thus creating a demand for more reasonably priced, longer term products which institutional players - insurance companies, credit funds, family funds, and other yield-hungry, non-bank financial institutions - can provide," Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora, 43 5% Credit union approvals of 43.4% small business loans Credit unions granted 43.4% of loan applications in August, down from 43.5% the previous month. July, 2014 August, 2014 "However, there is still room for improvement, The SBA still needs more to streamline its Small Loan Advantage program. In spite of verbal support by Maria Contreras-Sweet, the new SBA Administrator, we have still not seen much process improvement in this program with regards to acceptance of eSignatures and other technological advancements." Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora, About the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Biz2Credit analyzed loan requests ranging from $25,000 to $3 million from companies in business more than two years with an average credit score above 680. Unlike other surveys, the results are based on primary data submitted by more than 1,000 small business owners who applied for funding on Biz2Credit's online lending platform, which connects business borrowers with more than 1,100 lenders nationwide.

August 2014 Small Business Lending Index Infographic

shared by Biz2credit on Sep 10
Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Hit Record High for the Third Consecutive Month, According to August 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Institutional Lenders Slowly and Ste...




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