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Recent Analyst's Journal Articles:

Apr

14

2021

Analyst's Journal

Regions Upholds the Top Small Business CAMELS™ Score for Fifth Consecutive Year but Only by Mere Fractions Over U.S. Bank

By Sandy Hanson

In Barlow Research’s 2019-2020 data, large banks (assets >$50B) were identified as primary by 53...

Apr

7

2021

Analyst's Journal

Four of the Top 10 Banks Improved Their Loan Response Time for Small Business Banking by a Day or More

By Haley Lenzen

With the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, PPP lending, SBA loans and traditional...

Mar

31

2021

Analyst's Journal

KeyBank Is the 2021 Top MM CAMELS™ Winner, but PNC Is Poised to Snatch the Title in 2022

By Donna Arce

KeyBank is the 2021 Top MM CAMELS™ Winner, but PNC is Poised to Snatch the...

Mar

24

2021

Analyst's Journal

Small Businesses are Showing Resilience to the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Christian Lucchesi

Just over 12 short months ago, most small businesses ($100K-<$10MM in annual sales revenue...

Mar

17

2021

Analyst's Journal

BB&T Increases Mobile Payment Capabilities with Zelle® for Small Businesses

By Allison Haley

The launch of Zelle® in 2017 was a significant addition to the payments arena as...

Mar

10

2021

Analyst's Journal

M&T/People’s United Is Yet Another Contender for the #10 Position in the Top 10 Primary Share Small Business Banks

By Sandy Hanson

On Monday, February 22, M&T Bank announced that they agreed to buy People’s United...

Mar

3

2021

Analyst's Journal

Five Truths about International Business in the Middle Market

By Kelly Griswold

A sizeable proportion of middle market companies ($10MM-<$500MM in annual sales) conduct business internationally...

Feb

24

2021

Analyst's Journal

Over the Course of the Pandemic, Personal Relationships with the Bank Have Grown in Importance for Small Businesses

By Haley Lenzen

There’s no doubt that interactions with Account Officers, Tellers, Branch Managers or other primary contacts...

Feb

17

2021

Analyst's Journal

Small Businesses Become More Likely to Switch Banks for More Innovative Products

By Joel Mueller

COVID-19 has pushed many small businesses ($100K-<$10MM in annual sales revenue) to explore...

Feb

10

2021

Analyst's Journal

Fifth Third Joins the List of Top 10 Banks in an Everchanging Middle Market Competitive Landscape

By Donna Arce

The competitive landscape is constantly changing. In addition to bank merger and acquisitions, the landscape...