Barlow Small Business Research | Benchmarking & Survey Research
Credit Refreshers | Center for Banking Information | Economic Policy/Research
Barlow Small Business Research
Barlow Research Associates is one of the nation's premier market research firms. The firm's continuous surveys of the small business banking market (companies with annual sales ranging from $100K to $10 MM) tap directly into the small business banking customer's perceptions, practices, preferences, and satisfaction levels. Through our strategic alliance with Barlow, ABA members have access to white papers and webinars covering the firm's market research and other topics of interest to community bankers.
Ready to begin building your competitive advantage? Click here for more information on Barlow's small business research.
ABA Credit Refreshers Library-Commercial Credit Training
Credit Refreshers are a series of "timeless notes" authored by Rex Beach on critical credit and risk assessment issues that are of importance to credit professionals. The author, Rex Beach, is the Founder and Managing Director of Shockproof! Training. Rex and his firm, Shockproof! Training, teach two ABA sponsored courses: Financing Income Producing Properties – a classroom and online workshop for the community bank real estate lender and Key Credit Analysis Tools and Techniques a classroom and online workshop that teaches the analytical tools and techniques required to assess a firm's credit quality.
The ABA's Credit Refreshers Library covers the following topic areas: Business Development, Cash Flow, Commercial Real Estate, Credit Culture, Debt Service, Derivatives and Financial Analysis. Access to these notes is available to ABA members without charge.
ABA Benchmarking & Survey Research
The ABA Benchmarking and Survey Research group conducts primary research and publishes comprehensive industry survey reports to meet members' information needs. This group collects, compiles, and analyzes information on a broad range of topics and issues related to bank operations, performance, and industry trends. They act as an impartial and trusted managing agent for data collection and dissemination, while ensuring data integrity and anonymity. They also facilitate information sharing on successful strategies for operational and fraud loss prevention and risk management.
ABA Center for Banking Information
The ABA Center for Banking Information is a new ABA webpage designed to address all of your inquires regarding statistical banking data and other detailed information pertaining to individual banks, as well as the banking industry as a whole. You will find a variety of categorized banking information that is available to assist you with any questions or uncertainties you may have about specific area banking statistics.
ABA Economic Policy & Research
The ABA Economic Policy & Research department monitors the financial performance and condition of the banking industry and studies legislative and regulatory issues as they pertain to the banking industry. This group conducts research on a variety of industry issues including: credit union competition, financial modernization, bank funding, market share, regulatory burden, payment systems, FDIC condition and premiums, payment system issues and electronic banking.
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