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NCUA Launches Small Business Lending Resource Center
Monday, February 23, 2015 6:35 AM

Credit unions have a new online destination for information about member business lending thanks to a webpage released today by the National Credit Union Administration.

This Small Business Lending Resource page provides detailed information about NCUA’s member business lending rules and regulations, supervisory guidance, and links to the Small Business Administration’s loan programs and related articles from The NCUA Report, NCUA’s flagship publication.

“Credit unions do an excellent job of meeting the credit needs of their communities, including many small businesses,” NCUA Board Chairman Debbie Matz said. “This new online portal provides valuable information on how credit unions can prudently lend to their small business members and tap into SBA’s lending programs. I encourage all credit unions to explore this resource and to participate in our upcoming joint webinar with the SBA.”

On Feb. 6, NCUA and the SBA signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining a series of educational initiatives during the next three years that include webinars, examiner training on SBA programs, data resources and media outreach.

This new partnership kicks off with a joint webinar, “Balancing Member Business Loan Portfolios with SBA Guarantees,” on March 4, 2015, at 1 p.m. Central Time. Interested credit unions can register online.