Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Indexâ„¢

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™

The Index reports the loan approval rates of small business financing requests at Big Banks, local and regional banks and non-bank lenders (CDFI), micro lenders, and others
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October 2021

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ for October Finds Loan Approval Rates Rose at Banks and at Non-Bank Lenders for Sixth Straight Month



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September 2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ for September Finds Loan Approval Rates Rise at Banks and at Non-Bank Lenders for Fifth Straight Month View report
August 2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ for August Finds Loan Approval Rates Rise at Banks and at Non-Bank Lenders View report
July 2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Finds Loan Approval Rates Rose at Banks and at Institutional and Alternative Lenders in July 2021 View report
June-2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Finds June 2021 Loan Approval Rates Increased for All Categories of Lenders View report
May-2021 Now That PPP Lending Has Ended, Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Finds May 2021 Loan Approval Rates Increase for Banks and Non-Bank Lenders View report
April-2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Finds April 2021 Non-PPP Loan Approval Rates Move Little for All Types of Lenders View report
March 2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Finds March 2021 Non-PPP Loan Approval Rates Trending Upwards for All Categories of Lenders View report
February 2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Finds Loan Approval Rates in February 2021 Changed Little from January, But Dropped Dramatically from February 2020 View report
January 2021 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Reports Loan Approval Rates at Banks Increased Slightly in January 2021, But Are Down More Than 50% from One Year Ago View report
December 2020 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Reports Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in December 2020, Are Down More Than 50 Percent from One Year Ago View report
November 2020 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ Reports Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in November 2020, Are Down More Than 50 Percent from One Year Ago View report
October 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Declined in October 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
September 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Fell Again in September 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
August 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Fell in August 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
July 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Banks Rose in July 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
June 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebounded in June 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
May 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebounded in May 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
April 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates Dropped to Record Lows in April 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
March 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates Plummet in March 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
February 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Remain at Record High in February 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
January 2020 Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reach New Record in January 2020: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
December 2019 Banks’ Small Business Loan Approval Rates Hit Record High in December 2019: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
November 2019 Big Banks’ Small Business Loan Approvals Continue to Rise, Reach New Record High in November, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
October 2019 Big Banks’ Small Business Loan Approvals Hit New Record in October, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
September 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Big Banks Hit New Record in September, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
August 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Banks Continue to Reach New Heights, According to August 2019 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ View report
July 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Banks Hit Record Highs, According to July 2019 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
June 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Big Banks Hit Record Highs, According to June 2019 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
May 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Big Banks Stay at Record Post-Recession High, According to May 2019 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
April 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Banks Jumped Again in April Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
March 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Big Banks Hit New High: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
February 2019 Small Business Loan Approvals at Big Banks Hit New High; Other Categories of Lender Dip Slightly, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
January 2019 Government Shutdown Slows SBA Lending Volume, But Approval Percentage Dip Only Slightly in January, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
November 2018 Big Banks Approved Small Business Loans at Pre-Recession Rates, Small Banks Granted More Than Half of Their Funding Requests in November, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
December 2018 Government Shutdown Hurts SBA Lending at Banks in December, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
October 2018 Big Banks Hit Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages in October, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
September 2018 Big Banks Hit Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages in September, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
August 2018 Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Hit Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages in August, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
June 2018 Loan Approval Percentages Rise for All Categories of Lenders, Reach New Heights for Banks and Institutional Lenders in June, According to The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
April 2018 Small Business Loan Approval Percentages Again Surge at Big Banks in April, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
May 2018 Small Business Loan Approval Percentages Hit Record Highs for Banks and Institutional Lender in May, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
March 2018 Interest Rate Hikes Push Small Business Loan Approval Percentages Higher at Big Banks in March, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
February 2018 Boom in Technology and Ecommerce Spark Small Business Loan Approval Percentages in February 2018, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
January 2018 Small Business Loan Approval Percentages Hit New High Mark at Big Banks in January 2018, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
December 2017 Small Business Loan Approval Percentages Hit New Heights at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in December 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
November 2017 Small Business Loan Approval Percentages Rose for Banks and Non-Bank Lenders in November 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
October 2017 Big Banks Approved 25 Percent of Small Business Loan Applications in October 2017, to Reach Post-Recession High, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
September 2017 Bank and Institutional Lender Loan Approval Rates Climbed in September 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
August 2017 Bank Loan Approval Rates Continued to Climb in August 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
July 2017 Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached New Post-Recession High in July 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
June 2017 Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks in June 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
May 2017 Loan Approval Rates Drop at Banks and Alternative Lenders in May 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
April 2017 Lending Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks in April 2017, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
March 2017 Small Biz Lending Approval Rates Improve at Institutional Investors and Small Banks, Stall at Big Banks in March 2017, According to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
February 2017 Small Biz Lending Approval Rates Surge at Big Banks, Institutional Investors: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
January 2017 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates Improve to New All-Time Highs at Big Banks, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
December 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates Reach New Heights at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders as 2016 Ends, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
November 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Banks and Institutional Lenders Reach New Heights in November, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index View report
October 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Continued Surge in October, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index View report
August 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks, Institutional Lenders in August 2016, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index View report
September 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Continued Surge in September, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index View report
July 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates Drop at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders in July 2016, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index View report
June 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Banks Continue to Improve in June 2016, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index View report
May 2016 Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Investors Improve in May 2016, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index View report
April 2016 Loan Approval Rates at Banks Improve in April 2016, While Alternative Lenders' Percentages Drop Significantly, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM for April 2016 View report
March 2016 Loan Approvals at Big Banks Continue to Climb, Hit New Post-Recession High and Institutional Lenders Increase Slightly, Dip at Small Banks and Credit Unions, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM for March 2016 View report
February 2016 Loan Approvals at Banks and Institutional Lenders Increase Slightly, While Small Banks and Credit Unions Dip, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM for February 2016 View report
January 2016 Stock Market Volatility Leads to Drop in Loan Approvals at Banks, Credit Unions, According to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM for January 2016 View report
August 2014 Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Hit Record High for the Third Consecutive Month, According to August 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
September 2014 Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Continue to Climb, According to September 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
October 2014 Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Drop, According to October 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
February 2015 Lending Approval Rates at Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Continue to Surge, According to February 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
November 2014 Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks, According to November 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
December 2014 Small Business Financing at Big Banks and at Institutional Investors Finishes Strong in Landmark Year, According to December 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
January 2015 Small Business Financing at Big Banks and at Institutional Investors Hit New Post-Recession Highs, Credit Unions Dip to Historic Low, According to January 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
April 2015 Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Continue Upwards, Set Record Highs, According to April 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
March 2015 Lending Approval Rates at Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Continue to Surge, According to March 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
September 2015 Biz2Credit's September Small Business Lending IndexTM Shows Institutional Lenders Hit Record High View report
October 2015 Biz2Credit's October Small Business Lending IndexTM Shows Highest Spike in Big Bank Lending since the Great Recession View report
November 2015 Small Business Loan Approval Rates by Institutional Lenders Continue Increase, According to Biz2Credit's November Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
December 2015 Small Business Loan Approval Rates End Year on High Note at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders, According to Biz2Credit's December Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
August 2015 Biz2Credit's August Small Business Lending IndexTM Shows SBA Shutdown Impacted Lending View report
July 2015 Biz2Credit's July Small Business Lending IndexTM Shows Institutional Investors Dominating Market View report
June 2015 Approval Rates at Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Hit New Highs, According to June 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
May 2015 Approval Rates at Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Hit New Highs, According to May 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
April 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Jump in Lending Approvals at Big Banks for April 2013 View report
June 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for June 2013 Reports Slight Dip in Approvals at Big Banks and Credit Unions, Slight Increases in Approval Percentages by Regional Banks and Alternative Lenders View report
July 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for July 2013 Reports Jump in Big Bank Approval Rates and the End of the Credit Union Slide View report
May 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for May 2013 Reports 70 Percent Increase in Big Bank Loan Approvals Over the Past 12 Months View report
August 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for August 2013 Reports Record Big Bank Approval Rates for Second Straight Month While Small Banks Granted More Than Half of Loan Requests View report
September 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for September 2013 Reports Slight Dip in Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans, Impact of Government Shutdown Concerns View report
November 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Nov. 2013 Reports Rebound in Loan Approval Rates at Banks and Other Lenders View report
December 2013 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Dec. 2013 Reports Loan Approval Rates Hit All-time Index High at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders View report
January 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Jan. 2014 Reports New High Approval Rates at Big and Small Banks View report
February 2014 Bank Lending to Small Companies Improved Dramatically in Feb. 2014; Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record High Loan Approval Rates at Banks View report
March 2014 Bank Lending to Small Companies Mixed in March 2014; Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Drop in Approval Rates at Big Banks and Rise in Small Banks View report
May 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Approval Rates at Banks and Institutional Lenders Soared in May 2014 View report
April 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014 View report
June 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM Reports Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached Post-Recession High in June 2014 View report
July 2014 Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Continue to Rise, According to July 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
October 2013 Government Shutdown Halts Small Business Lending: Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Oct. 2013 Reports Significant Drop in Loan Approval Rates at Banks View report
July 2018 Strong Economy Leads to Record High Small Business Loan Approval Percentages at Big Banks in July, According to The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report
January 2015 Small Business Financing at Big Banks and at Institutional Investors Hit New Post-Recession Highs, Credit Unions Dip to Historic Low, According to January 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM View report

The Report

About Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™

The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ is an analysis of 1,000 monthly loan applications on the Biz2Credit website. The Index reports the loan approval rates of small business financing requests at Big Banks ($10 billion+ in assets), local and regional banks and non-bank lenders (credit unions, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI), micro lenders, and others).

Unlike other surveys, the results are based on primary data submitted by more than 1,000 entrepreneurs who applied for funding on Biz2Credit's online lending platform, which connects small business borrowers with sources of capital.

Results of the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ have been reported by The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur.com, Bloomberg Radio's "The Hays Advantage", SBA Radio, NY Daily News, Crain's NY Business, Michigan Banker, and other media.