Government shutdown

Customer engagement is really about solving problems

03/04/19

Events like the recent government shutdown present opportunities for banks to help customers when they need it most.

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'Accounting smoke and mirrors': Comments of the week

02/15/19

Readers weigh the BB&T-SunTrust deal, consider how a new accounting standard could affect Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, debate the impact of the government shutdown on credit histories and more.

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SBA has worked through backlog from last government shutdown

02/12/19

The agency's update is good news for banks digesting data suggesting that nonbanks cut into their share of small-business loans during the partial government shutdown.

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Government shutdowns add new wrinkle to credit bureau reform

02/11/19

As another possible shutdown looms, concerns about furloughed workers’ credit histories have shifted the reform discussion away from data security.

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Upset SBA borrowers take their beef to Capitol Hill

02/11/19

If the government insists on forcing another shutdown, business owners are intent on letting Congress know how much the last one hurt.

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SBA plays catch-up as threat of another shutdown looms

01/31/19

Lenders are glad the agency worked swiftly through a backlog of paperwork, but they're worried funds will get cut off if the government closes again.

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JPMorgan donates $1M to charities helping furloughed government workers

01/25/19

The New York company will also match donations made by its employees to Feeding America and United Way Worldwide.

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Shutdown threatens Midwest job growth, Huntington CEO warns

01/24/19

With SBA lending at a standstill, many small businesses can't access the capital they need to create and retain jobs, Stephen Steinour says.

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Banks didn't cause the shutdown — why are they on the defensive?

01/24/19

The question of what banks are doing to aid government workers shows how the industry is still struggling to rebuild its image following the crisis.

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Commerce secretary on unpaid federal workers: Let them get loans

01/24/19

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said unpaid federal workers could borrow to tide themselves over during the government shutdown rather than call in sick to earn a paycheck elsewhere.

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