Category Archives: Business

Are banks lending? Understanding the current financial environment

After the economic downfall five years ago, lending regulations have become markedly tighter, allowing only the most highly qualified business applicants to get access to money. This has been toughest, perhaps, on small businesses struggling to fund much-needed growth. Where does that leave all the small businesses that, without funding, can’t keep up with the […]

Good News For You: Community Banks Depend On Lending

The six largest banks in the United States control 72% – about $9.4 trillion – of our country’s business and personal assets. If you’re in the process of choosing a bank – maybe you’re unhappy with your current financial institution or new to the area – this statistic alone might seem to be reason enough […]