Small Business Lending Index (SBLI)

The Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) measure the volume of small business loans issued over the past 30 days and are based on the most recent data from the largest commercial and industrial lenders in PayNet's U.S. database, including both loans and leases. 

BENEFITS TO USERS

  • Provide early signals of future economic growth, demand for capital, and business fixed investment across multiple sectors of the economy.
  • Serve as an early signal of changes in GDP.
  • Provide lenders a snapshot of the future so they can adjust their approval criteria as needed.


About SBLI

Because small businesses generally respond to changes in economic conditions more rapidly than larger businesses do, the Small Business Lending Index serves as a leading indicator of macroeconomic and industry trends. The index is published monthly as follows:

  • PRELIMINARY —current month data reflecting most recent small business lending activity released
  • REVISED — data for the month preceding Preliminary release
  • FINAL — data for the month preceding Revised release

 

To learn about the methodology and predictive qualities of the SBLI, please read our White Papers

Download Thomson Reuters/PayNet SBLI - White Paper

Download PayNet SBLI- White Paper 

 

The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index is formulated on a monthly basis at the national level.

Download  the most recent Thomson Reuters/PayNet SBLI

Download Thomson Reuters/PayNet SBLI historical data (XLS)  

Download Thomson Reuters/PayNet SBLI Fact Sheet

 

The PayNet Small Business Lending Index (PayNet SBLI) is segmented into 988 indices at the national, state, and industry levels which are formulated on a rolling 12-month basis due to the volatility of smaller sample sizes.

 

To track the SBLI on an ongoing basis, we encourage you to regularly visit the PayNet Risk Insight Suite®.  (Initial registration required to create customized charts as illustrated above.)

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Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index (SBLI) is particularly useful for five functions of the lending process.