This page provides links to a collection of small business finance studies and other banking research tools.
Federal Reserve Survey of Small Business Finances
The Survey, undertaken in 1987, 1993, and 1998, provides a detailed look at U.S. small businesses - their characteristics and their use of credit and other financial services.
Federal Reserve Survey of Performance and Profitability of CRA-related Lending
Required by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, the Federal Reserve asked the 500 largest retail banking organizations to complete a survey on their CRA-related lending activities, including small business lending.
Federal Reserve Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices
On a quarterly basis, the Federal Reserve surveys over eighty banks on changes in standards and terms of banks' lending, state of business and household demand for loans, and other topics.
SBA Office of Advocacy Banking Studies
The SBA annually analyzes call report data on the small business lending activities of commercial banks.