Lender Associations

SBFI promotes and advocates for all commercial lenders to be involved and affiliated–both individually and corporately–with the appropriate lending trade association that best serves the needs of your lending segment and company.

Trade associations provide valuable services to lenders by providing a forum to exchange sutb_figuresinformation and ideas concerning the business of its members. Associations stand as advocates for the collective business of the industry and serves as the official voice for matters of common interests, particularly with pertinent government agencies and supervising regulators.

In addition, trade associations provide research on topics affecting the industry, such as economics, legislation and industry practices, and offer educational programs to help members with the professional development of their employees. Many associations host regular conferences and meetings that provide the latest information about industry concerns, and a place to meet peers, suppliers and regulators for a direct exchange of information.

SBFI offers information about the following lender associations to promote their role in the commercial lending business. To learn more about any particular association, click on the links below:

American Bankers Association

Commercial Finance Association

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association  

Independent Community Bankers of America

International Factoring Association 

National Association of Development Companies

National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders

National Equipment Finance Association

Risk Management Association

Small Business Finance Association

SBFI was founded on the premise of providing sound, germane and principled information and resources to support and promote the commercial lending sector and its participants. We advocate for distribution of credit capital in a prudent, responsible manner that utilizes time-tested, regulatory compliant practices, which inures to the benefit of all stakeholders.

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