Skip to content
Subscriber Only

It's Good to Own a Business Where People Are Buying Homes

It's Good to Own a Business Where People Are Buying Homes
Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Lately, it’s hard to tell if the landscape for small business lending is getting better or worse. For every study finding that conditions are improving, a second highlights the difficulties small businesses continue to face in the aftermath of the financial crisis.

Here’s another point on the positive side of the ledger: The Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index, which uses repayment data from banks and other credit providers to assess conditions at U.S. businesses with five to 99 employees, reached its highest level ever in the second quarter of 2013. (The index was first compiled in 2010.)