Index Shows Small Business Lending Demand Rose Again in April

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Direct Capital's monthly Small Business Lending Index shows demand for financing has risen for the fourth straight month.

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Small business lending demand increased for a fourth consecutive month in April, according to the Monthly Small Business Lending Index released by Direct Capital, a leading provider of equipment leasing, business loans and working capital.

The index showed that small business lending demand across the United States in April was up 2% over March, while year-over-year demand continued to show signs of significant growth. The index found that demand in April 2013 was up by 39% over April 2012. Overall, 2013 demand is up 44% over 2012 at the same time.

“Month-over-month demand in our index has continued to grow at approximately 2% per month,” said Stephen Lankler, Senior Vice President at Direct Capital. “While that growth is encouraging, the stark increase in demand versus 2012 really paints the picture of an improved small business economy in comparison to last year.”

Direct Capital’s Monthly Small Business Index is based on an algorithm that collects data from more than 200 sources.

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Established in 1993, Direct Capital ( is a financial technology company that delivers financial solutions for small & medium sized businesses, franchisors, and equipment and technology sellers. The company is headquartered in Portsmouth, N.H. and operates offices in New York, California, and Georgia. You can follow Direct Capital on Twitter at or subscribe to its PointBlank blog at

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