17 Jun '11, 8pm

[US] 48% Of Small Business Owners Turn To Bank Loans For Funding

A recent Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management study shows that approximately 48% of the 1,221 privately-held businesses that responded to the survey target bank loans as a source of funding, followed by friends and family (21%) and private investors (11%). But despite that interest, banks are denying the majority (60%) of those loan applications, most of which they would have accepted if not from pressure from regulators. “Privately-held business owners favor bank loans among all types of capital because they are typically the cheapest and banks are generally passive investors,” said Dr. John Paglia, lead researcher of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project (PPCMP) and associate professor of finance at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management . “Banks on the other hand report feeling increased pressure from ...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/06/18/us-48-of-small-bu...

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