Small-business credit is positive, with a waning outlook
Q2 report findings
In spite of business confidence in the second quarter being shaken by talk of trade war escalation, businesses got a helping hand from seasonal factors which combined to push delinquency rates down. New businesses continue to form, providing an opportunity for credit expansion, if these businesses can access credit. Delinquency rates fell across most industries, but agriculture’s problems continued as weather and trade conditions continued to weigh on small farms. These factors won’t be as helpful in the third quarter so fundamentals or confidence will need to improve to propel performance and growth forward.
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Developed by Experian® the leading global information services company, and Moody’s Analytics, the new Experian/Moody’s Analytics Main Street Report brings deep insight into the overall financial well-being of the small-business landscape, as well as providing commentary around what certain trends mean for credit grantors and the small-business community as a whole. Key factors comprised by the Main Street Report include a combination of business credit data (credit balances, delinquency rates, utilization rates, etc.) and macroeconomic information (employment rates, income, retail sales, investments, etc.).
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