SBFI Managing Director Charles H. Green has been an occasional contributor to many publications on various banking and lending topics for several years. His commentary was drawn from many years experience in banking and finance, most of which were spent involved with small business funding.
Green’s banking career began in 1979 just ahead of the beginning of significant deregulation of the U.S. financial sector that occurred between 1980 and 1999. The resulting industry transformation, which included significant financial events such as the stock market crash on October 18, 1987, the S&L crisis, several foreign debt crises, collapse of the Long Term Capital Management and the 2008 financial crisis collectively shaped his viewpoint and outlook of the future of banking.
Links to many of Green’s articles are found below:
SBA 7(a) Market Remains Hot 05/01/2014 Scotsman Guide Read Article
An Open Letter to Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) 04/16/2014 504 Loan Blog
Marketing an Old Business in the 21st Century 01/29/2014 Lendio.com/blog
In Banks We Trust? 12/01/2013 ABA Commercial Insights-Read Article
Business Lending Leadership: Reboot, Refocus & Reignite 09/01/2013 ABA Commercial Insights-Read Article
Surviving in the Sea of Banking Changes 06/01/2013 Scotsman Guide Read Article
Forum on Budget Deficits and Fiscal Policy 02/12/2011 GlobalAtlanta.com Download Article
FDIC Assembles Forum to Offer Funding Solutions 01/14/2011 Coleman Report Daily-Read Article
Banking on the Arts 09/01/2007 Business2BusinessMagazine-Read Article
Usually Bigger Isn’t Better in Banking 11/24/2003 Atlanta Business Chronicle
CitiCorp Merger Shows What Future Holds for Bank Industry 04/20/1998 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Takeovers at Big Banks Spell Big Problems for Consumers 12/15/1997 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Oxford Book’s Story Didn’t Have to End the Way It Did 05/26/1997 Atlanta Business Chronicle
In late 2012/early 2013, Green engaged in an impromptu public debate with Atlanta commercial real estate lender Robert Dell through the editorial pages of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. This discussion centered around differing views of the appropriate level of financial regulation imposed on the banking industry following the financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Who won? Both contributors offered vigorous arguments and a valid recitation of supporting facts and banking history. Read this interesting series and judge for yourself.
Reduce the Scope of Government in Banking 11/23/2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Unregulated Banks? Been There, Done That 11/30/2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle Read Article
A Rebuttal to Charles Green on Banking 12/07/2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Respectfully, Mr. Dell, You Are Incorrect 12/14/2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle Read Article
The Cause of the Financial Crisis: Under Regulation or Mis-regulation? 12/21/2012 Atlanta Business Chronicle
Do You Think This is What Friederich Hayek Intended? 01/04/2013 Atlanta Business Chronicle Read Article