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Lending: Stories Across America's Banks

America’s banks support the U.S. economy by lending to individuals and businesses. From mortgage, farm and small business loans to financing for infrastructure projects and global manufacturers, banks of all sizes provide funding that their customers and communities depend on.

In the last year, banks of all sizes have increased total lending by 5%, and 75% of the government’s $270 billion in economic impact payments were safely deposited into recipients’ accounts at financial institutions across the country.

Bankers have been a source of strength during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing relief to individuals and businesses facing financial hardship—ultimately bolstering economic recovery.

Find stories below about bank loans that made a difference. See the data.

Consumer Lending

From credit cards to home loans, America's banks offer the short- and long-term credit customers need to achieve their financial goals.

Small Business Support

America’s banks are a critical financial partner to small businesses everywhere—providing the support they need to succeed and grow. In the last year, banks processed more than 4.6 million PPP loans worth nearly $500 billion for struggling small businesses—directly supporting nearly 48M jobs, and allowing for economic growth.

Support for Military

America’s banks take a tailored approach to their military customers, customizing products or leveraging special loan programs to provide the financial support our nation’s heroes need to buy a home, start a business or reach another financial goal.

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