Monthly Archives: July 2012

Community Banks, SBA lend a helping hand

By Wenda Roycroft Guest Columnist There was a lot of media excitement this month when it was announced the nation’s biggest banks had increased their lending volume, particularly to small businesses. We just wonder what took them so long. The latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly gauge of 1,000 loan applications, found loan […]

HARP – Sweet music for those looking to refinance

Many homeowners today are taking advantage of historically low interest rates, unfortunately with the recent downturn in the housing market some homeowners cannot qualify as their home value is lower than what they actually owe on their mortgage. For these people, a HARP mortgage could be a great option. HARP, the Home Affordability Refinance Program, […]