Small Business on the Upswing

March 30, 2018


Good news for main street! According to PayNet, small business lending increased significantly in the first part of the year, with the January Small Business Lending Index nearing the all-time high from July 2015. The index is up 14% over January 2017. 


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Are You a 'Lifeline Lender' For a Rural Area?

March 1, 2018


Rural areas rely heavily on community banks as their lifeline to mainstream financial services. The FDIC reports that there are more than 1,200 counties (a third of all U.S. counties) where community banks are the only option. If you are one of these “lifeline” lenders