Small Business Lending in the United States, 2019
Advocacy’s small business lending report examines FDIC data to determine the state of bank lending to small businesses. Between June 2017 and June 2019, small business lending remained positive, though below the increase in lending to large businesses. This report examines all small business loans (commercial loans valued at $1 million or less) and is not specific to SBA-guaranteed loans. The data in the report provides a snapshot of the credit market before the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the appendix tables provide rankings of top bank lenders by small business lending ratios. This year, detailed state tables are provided to spotlight the small business lending activity in each state.