Local examiners discourage banks from lending to small businesses

03/30/2010 | USA Today

Community banks would like to lend to small businesses that they know are sound, but they said they often will not because they are afraid of what local examiners would say, despite federal policy to support small-business loans. "We have this huge disconnect between what's going on here in D.C. [and] what's actually been going on out in the field," said Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.

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