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Report: Fewer Small Businesses are Receiving Federal Relief Loans in States Dominated by Big Banks

Date: 29 Apr 2020 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A significantly larger number of federal relief loans are reaching small businesses in states where small, local banks comprise a greater share of the market, compared to states where big banks are more dominant, an ILSR analysis has found. … Read More

Public Banks: Bank of North Dakota

The state-owned Bank of North Dakota operates as a kind wholesale bank by offering partnership loans that effectively expand the lending capacity of local banks and credit unions. Thanks in large part to BND, North Dakota has the largest number of local banks and credit unions per capita of any state, and these local financial institutions account for a remarkable 83 percent of the market. Our research shows that having a robust local banking system pays off in big ways for North Dakota, including by providing a significantly higher volume of loans to finance local businesses and farms. … Read More

Understanding the Small Business Credit Crunch

Date: 16 Apr 2014 | posted in: Banking, Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Even as their big competitors are awash in capital, many locally owned businesses are struggling to secure the financing they need to grow. This analysis finds that, since 2000, bank lending to large businesses is up 36 percent, while small business loan volume has fallen 14 percent and “micro” business loans — those under $100,000 — have plummeted 33 percent.… Read More

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