Recovery on Main Street: Small banks are lending again

April 9, 2015 10:45 PM

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Smaller banks have sharply stepped up lending for commercial real estate development and business expansion, an important sign that the economy is shedding the last vestiges of the Great Recession.

These loans underwritten by smaller banks – regional banks with assets below $50 billion and community banks with assets below $10 billion – are growing almost twice as fast as those underwritten by the biggest banks.

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