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Does Perceived Socio-Economic Status Impact Access to Credit in the Small Business Arena?

From November 1, 2020, to December 14, 2020, NCRC conducted multi-layered matched-
pair tests of 22 different financial institutions. The purpose of this study was to examine the
role of socio-economic status (SES), specifically perceived education, on the interactions
between race and treatment in the small business pre-application arena.

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Fair Lending Tool webinar

Online Event Archive Recorded Thursday, October 28, 2021 Learn how you can use this powerful tool, available to all NCRC members, to produce a report on mortgages, small business lending and bank branch networks for any city, county or metro area in the nation. You’ll also hear from local leaders about how they use this …

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Adding Robust Consideration of Race to Community Reinvestment Act Regulations: An Essential and Constitutional Proposal

It is time for regulators to incorporate an explicit focus on race in core CRA regulations and examination procedures. This should and can be done in a manner that complements, and does not in any way supplant, the longstanding focus on LMI.

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Business Structure may have been a Barrier to the Paycheck Protection Program and Access to Credit

From October 23, 2020, to December 29, 2020, the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) surveyed small business owners in nine Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA). The data collected in the survey provided insight into accessing capital for small businesses as this program had fewer entry barriers than traditional loan products.

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Addressing the Needs of Black-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Addressing the Needs of Black-Owned Businesses and Entrepreneurs Photo: © Andrey Popov via stock.adobe.com A follow-up report on the impacts of COVID-19 on entrepreneurship in Piedmont,  North Carolina. Authors: Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chief of Membership, Policy and Equity at NCRCJamie Buell, Coordinator of Racial Economic Equity at NCRCTalib Graves-Manns, Co-Founder of Partners in Equity NCWilson Lester, Co-Founder …

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