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Barring any unforeseen market events, 2019 should continue to be a year of slow, positive growth for SBA 7(a) loan secondary market premiums. Last year, we experienced some of the steepest declines in secondary market premiums in years, with 10-year, fully priced SBA 7(a) premiums swinging nearly 340 basis points
If you’re a small-business owner looking for capital to expand, you’ve likely come across SBA 7(a) loans – the nation’s most popular type of loan offered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).One common misconception is that the SBA lends directly to small-businesses. In reality, the SBA 7(a) Loan Program partially guarantees loans made by banks or other direct lenders to eligible small-businesses. The program aims to promote economic growth by encouraging lenders to partner with small-businesses that may be struggling to secure financing on reasonable terms. Because of the guaranty, SBA loans tend to have lower monthly payments than other types of loans. However, there are some drawbacks that must be considered prior to getting started with your application.
Opportunities Arise in the Midst of Stabilizing SBA Market Welcome to our 2019 SBA 7(a) Loan Market Outlook, an annual forecast of key market dynamics based on the best data available at the time of publication. Just as our strategic discussions with lenders and industry experts naturally focus on the
According to the ICBA, community banks represent roughly 99% of all banks in the United States and make nearly 60% of all small-business loans across the country. By lending locally, these institutions drive economic growth within our communities and are an integral part of our nation’s financial system. While the
The SBA’s flagship 7(a) program fell just short of another record setting year in FY2018, with $24.37 billion in authorized loan volume through the 12 months ended September 30, 2018. Had this number reached $24.45 billion, FY2018 would have represented the sixth consecutive year of overall growth. Despite the growth
In one of our recent articles, A Beginner’s Guide to SBA 7(a) Lending, we explored a few of the basic fundamentals of the SBA lending industry. Although this framework was geared to help guide novice SBA lenders, many of the key risks highlighted in the article predominantly occur when proper
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many lenders will receive requests for assistance from customers during cleanup efforts. This short article will outline some of the common experiences of Windsor’s clients from Hurricane Harvey and provide information on SBA resources available to lenders and borrowers. Proactive Portfolio Management Windsor recommends
On August 16th at the Great Lakes Small-Business Lenders Conference in Detroit, MI, three expert SBA Lender Service Provider (LSP) panelists were assembled to speak on the topic of “How to Best Engage LSPs”. The Q&A session was focused on increasing awareness of the services provided by LSPs and how
The SBA 7(a) Loan Program authorizes the SBA to guarantee loans made by lenders to small-businesses “for whom the desired credit is not otherwise available on reasonable terms from non-Federal sources”. Common reasons credit might not be available on reasonable terms – referred to as the Credit Elsewhere Test –