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Small business lending and bank consolidation: is there cause for concern?

James Weston and Philip E. Strahan

Current Issues in Economics and Finance, 1996, issue mar

Abstract: Small banks are a major source of credit for small businesses. As banking consolidation continues, will a resulting decline in the presence of small banks adversely affect the availability of that credit?

Keywords: Bank mergers; Small business; Bank loans (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1996
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