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Small Business Lending Survey

2022 Small Business Lending Survey: Banker Meetings

Last Updated: June 1, 2022

FDIC's Small Business Lending Survey

What is the SBLS?

The Small Business Lending Survey (SBLS) is a nationally representative survey that asks banks about their small business lending practices and volumes. The survey is sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and administered by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The SBLS provides a more comprehensive view of small business lending by banks than more frequently occurring surveys that are not nationally representative or more narrowly defined surveys with standard questions. In the SBLS, questions may differ from collection-to-collection in order to give special attention to the pressing questions of the time. The last collection occurred in 2016 and the current collection will launch in June of 2022 (SBLS 2022).

FDIC 2022 Small Business Lending Survey (SBLS 2022) Meetings for Bankers

On May 11th, 12th, 16th, and 17th, the FDIC hosted four Meetings for Bankers to share more about the SBLS 2022 survey effort and to directly answer questions submitted by bankers. About 300 banks participated over the four dates. Please find the slides for the PowerPoint presentation made by the SBLS Team here.