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Bank and nonbank competition for small business credit: evidence from the 1987 and 1993 national surveys of small business finances
Using newly available data from the Board's 1993 National Survey of Small Business Finances together with data from the 1987 survey, this article analyzes competition between banks and nonbanks in the U.S. market for small business credit. It explores nonbank competition as an explanation for the decline in banks' share of business lending by examining sources of credit used by small firms. It examines both the bank and nonbank shares of the dollar amount of credit to small businesses, including how these shares have changed from 1987 to 1993, and the incidence of small business borrowing, ...