Aug. 19, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program lending delivered in communities of all kinds
Washington, D.C. (Aug. 19, 2020) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today said recently released data show that community banks are the unequivocal leaders of the U.S. economic recovery due to their outsized role as providers of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) small-business loans.
According to the Small Business Administration data, community banks:
"The Paycheck Protection Program data clearly demonstrate community banking’s leading role in the nation's economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic," ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. "As American consumers and small businesses in urban, suburban, and rural communities grapple with historic challenges, they can rest assured that their local community bank is there for them every step of the way."
More information on how community banks serve small businesses and consumers in local communities nationwide is available on www.banklocally.org. Consumers and small businesses can find a community bank near them with ICBA's Community Bank Locator. Meanwhile, ICBA and community bankers continue calling on Congress to advance needed PPP reforms in the next stimulus package.
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.
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