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What’s Up, Doc?

New health care laws spark operational changes and loan demand from medical providers By Katie Kuehner-Hebert The doctors are in, and they need money. New lending opportunities to create a niche serving health care providers—who are looking to consolidate and revamp their operations because of the new federal health care laws—await community banks. The new […]

How Live Oak Bank became the nation’s second-largest SBA lender

For Live Oak Bank, the nation’s second-largest SBA lender, lending success doesn’t come without a deep and abiding love of data. President Scott Custer shares some of its secrets. By Susan Thomas Springer When Live Oak Bank opened in 2008, it loaned money only to veterinary practices. Since then, the bank has made small-business loans […]

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