Cerebro Capital offers a look at indicators that show commercial lending activity is picking back up after the initial pandemic slowdown

February 17, 2021

With many parts of the economy still struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic and an uneven recovery expected, it’s worth paying attention to the signs that point to activity picking back up.

Baltimore-based fintech company Cerebro Capital spotted one such indicator in a review of lending data for the fourth quarter of 2020: Rising numbers of banks and non-bank lenders saw an easing of credit standards for loans or credit provided for other businesses. These standards are the set of criteria a lender uses to determine whether an applicant should receive the funding they request.

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