Banks Shouldn't Ditch Small Borrowers

Remember the old saw: A banker is someone who will give you a loan when you don't need it? Well, banks these days are all too ready to offer loans to big public corporations that don't really need them. But for the small- and medium-size businesses that are the main engines for economic growth and job creation, banks are pulling in their financial horns and playing Scrooge. Many are dismissing loan applications from small companies out of hand.

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