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Small Business

Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Access for Small and Medium Business to Finance
11 February 2011
The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) noted that small businesses have had a tough trading period throughout the global financial crisis and are still dealing with its impacts. Weaker trading conditions can undermine small business balance sheets due to reduced revenues. Unfortunately, some small businesses have experienced cash flow problems, and in some cases, this has caused banks to decline loan applications because of the businesses’ reduced ability to repay their loans.
Submission to Senate Economics Inquiry into Small Business Access to Finance
6 April 2010
The Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) said it continues to be vital to the long-term health of the Australian economy that banks apply risk-based pricing in relation to lending to small business. The ABA has outlined its position in its submission to the Senate Economics Committee’s Inquiry into access to finance for small business.


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