Small-business lending set to expand in the new year


by Mike Thomas

San Antonio Business Journal

This past year the U.S. Small Business Administration issued the third-highest volume of government-backed business loans nationally, exceeded only by the two previous years, according to Larry Conley, head of SBA lending for JP Morgan Chase.

Conley, who works out of Fort Worth, credits the SBA itself for much of the growth due to the work the agency has done toward streamlining the rules and requirements for lending, making it easier for lenders and borrowers alike.

“They have done a great job listening to both sides and doing the things that needed to be done to make the lending process easier for everyone,” Conley says…Read More