Getting the Big Banks Back into Small-Business Lending The SBA is partnering with the largest U.S. lenders to raise the amount of money loaned to small businesses, particularly in small loans and underserved communities.

By Catherine Clifford

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The Small Business Administration is partnering with the 13 largest U.S. lenders, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America, to raise the amount of money loaned to small businesses, particularly in small-dollar loans and underserved communities. The group committed $20 billion in incremental lending to small businsses over the next three years and is marketing aggressively to small businesses, according to SBA Administrator Karen Mills.

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Catherine Clifford

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC

Catherine Clifford is senior entrepreneurship writer at CNBC. She was formerly a senior writer at Entrepreneur.com, the small business reporter at CNNMoney and an assistant in the New York bureau for CNN. Clifford attended Columbia University where she earned a bachelor's degree. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y. You can follow her on Twitter at @CatClifford.

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