Small Business Lending Study Shows Racial Disparity

Small business lending typically relies more heavily on the owner’s credit score or personal assets. Given that the median wealth of white households is 41 times greater than black families, the financing gap is quite pronounced.

Source: Banking Dive



Filling Critical Gaps, a Foundation Looks to Realize the Promise of Opportunity Zones

The Kresge Foundation seeks to spur socially responsible investing in opportunity Zones through covenants and reporting structures that encourage transparency, accountability, and disclosure.

Source: Inside Philanthropy



In Banking, The Line Between SMB And Consumer Can Blur

The definition of a small business is often ambiguous both to regulators and to banks. For micro-enterprises, it can be especially tricky for financial service providers to correctly size their product offering to the client.




Small Business Won’t Be Moved By Fed Cuts, But Perhaps More Worried

82 percent of small business borrowers expected no change or a tighter credit market in the coming months. The Federal Reserve decided to prove them wrong by cutting rates. Now the question is, who is right?

Source: Forbes



Small Business Optimism Continues to Defy Expectations

While many are talking about a slowing economy and possible signs of a recession, the third largest economy in the world continues to defy expectations, generating output, creating value and expanding the economy, says NFIB President.

Source: ABL Advisor