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How Banks Support Consumers and Companies in an Economic Recovery

Financial institutions provide programs for small-dollar loans and business banking solutions  Even as key economic indicators show signs of strength …

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69 percent of adults who say its important to bank with a local financial institution.
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Community Banking Gets High Marks in Favorability

The Story: A recent Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) survey of 10,000 Americans finds a significant majority recognize the …

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16% of women-owned small businesses that receive conventional business loans
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Women-Owned Small Businesses Provide Growth Opportunities for Lenders

The Story: Nearly four out of ten small businesses in the U.S. are owned by women. However, data shows that …

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From Business to Banking, New Initiatives Seek Equity for Women

Financial institutions introduce new banking programs designed to back the growth of women-owned small businesses and provide diverse and inclusive staffing to …

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Support for Citizens: The View of Community Banking from the Outside

How community financial institutions are creating new connections and new opportunities For all the sector’s pandemic challenges over the last …

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34% increase in Small Business Administration fiscal year-to-date loan volume loan over 2020
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Rapidly Rising Levels of Small Business Lending Give Banks Needed Income Boost

The Story: New data from the Small Business Administration finds lending volume increasing at near-record levels as the economy comes …

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Small Business Lending Provides Banks and Credit Unions with Expanding Opportunities Post-COVID

New lending programs show small business support and commitment to community Even as COVID support programs for small businesses close …

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Increasing Investments: Serving the Underbanked

How banking for good is rebuilding trust and expanding options for underbanked communities  According to data gathered by the Federal …

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