small business loans

Woman Who Lost Home Sues Big Banks Over LIBOR Manipulation

What can you do when a megabank takes your home? How about suing a dozen of them. Annie Bell Adams has filed suit against 12 of the world's biggest banks, alleging that their manipulation of the LIBOR rate caused her mortgage payments to be much higher than they otherwise would have been.

Growing with Kabbage: Lender Gives Online Businesses a Break

For Web-based small businesses, finding the money to expand can be a real challenge, especially in these times of tight credit. Enter Kabbage, an online financing company that bases its business lending criteria on Web-oriented benchmarks.

Starbucks Takes on U.S. Jobs Woes with Loans, Bracelets

On Tuesday, Starbucks launched "Create Jobs for USA," a program to raise loan funds for small businesses. We talked to CEO Howard Schultz about his concerns about gridlock in Washington, unemployment, the need for a sense of solidarity, and the role of corporate leaders in getting America out of this downturn.

Fed Eases Lending Standards, but Small Businesses Don't Bite

The more lenient lending policies enacted by the Federal Reserve last month have so far failed to increase demand from small businesses, indicating that the federal government's attempts to spur the U.S. economy through more aggressive monetary policy may need more time to take effect.

A Swedish-Style Rebound? Not Likely for the U.S.

In Saturday's New York Times, Gretchen Morgenson profiled economist Ian Shepherdson, who's taking a more bullish stance. Namely, he sees the U.S. perhaps following Sweden's example of a sharp comeback after financial disaster. Here's why that's a bad call.

Recovery Ahead? Small Businesses Boost Borrowing

A key index that measures small business lending rose 16% in September, its second consecutive month of double-digit increases. That rise in the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index is a strong signal that the U.S. economy is finally back on the road to recovery.

Sam's Club Testing Small-Business Loan Program

Sam's Club and Superior Financial Group are testing an online program to offer loans of $5,000 to $25,000 to qualified members, Sam's Club said in a statement. Sam%u2019s Club and Superior Financial Group are testing an online program to offer loans of $5,000 to $25,000 to qualified members, Sam%u2019s Club said in a statement.