7(a) Lenders See a New Threat in SBA Budget

Reosti, John
February 2006
American Banker;2/16/2006, Vol. 171 Issue 32, p1
Trade Publication
This article discusses lenders' reaction to the Small Business Adminstration's (SBA) budget proposal and the provision that allows the SBA to use lender fees to pay administrative costs. Lenders are worried that it will open the door to unlimited fee raising and that the government will end up having lenders fund the entire program. Terry Jorde of CountryBank USA and Rep. Nydia Velázquez believe that this President George W. Bush's backdoor plan to get rid of the SBA.


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