After several years of tightening credit requirements for business loans over the last couple of years more banks have been loosening standards as they look to grow their loan book. These are primarily larger loans to established companies. Banks aren’t necessarily diving back into the riskier categories of business loans that they gave up after the crisis. Instead, they are becoming more aggressive in making the types of loans they consider safe, these are loans typically backed by assets such as inventory. Source.
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