Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index - Q4 2012
May 13, 2013
Small business credit quality continued to deteriorate in the fourth quarter as the Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index dropped 6.8 points to land at 97.3, its lowest reading during our observation period. The index was driven lower by a slowdown in personal income growth and an increase in delinquent balances, which kept retail sales in check and drove small business revenues lower. Over the next few months, small companies will face setbacks as buyers adjust to smaller paychecks and hiring is quelled by political uncertainty, but credit quality is expected to improve by year's end and going into 2014.
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