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Small Business Lending Survey

Upcoming Events

Last Updated: April 12, 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).

Upcoming Events

There are 4 meetings scheduled where bankers can get more information on the 2022 SBLS and be able to ask questions

  • May 11, 2022: 1pm - 2pm ET
  • May 12, 2022: 1pm - 2pm ET
  • May 16, 2022: 1:30pm - 2:30pm ET
  • May 17, 2022: 2pm - 3pm ET

Registration for these meetings is now open .