Product Overview

The Small Business Lending Index (SBLI):
  • Provides early signals of future economic growth, demand for capital, and business fixed investment across multiple sectors of the economy.
  • Serves as an early signal of changes in GDP.
  • Provides lenders a snapshot of the future so they can adjust their approval criteria as needed.
  • The SBLI is segmented into 988 indices at the national, state, and industry levels and formulated on a rolling 12-month basis due to the volatility of smaller sample sizes.
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Who It's For


Advanced signals of business cycle inflection points and changes in GDP

Policy Makers

Set policy based on financial health in economic sectors


Benchmark portfolio against national lending and performance trends 

Equity Hedge Funds

Get early insight into market conditions

Government Entities

Set policy and review regulations against economic trends

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What are the Small Business Indices?
The Equifax Small Business Indices provide insights to executives, economists, policy makers, investors and regulators in order to understand the stage of the business cycle and to set credit oversight policies. Watch this video to learn more.

Early Insight into Market Conditions

Get a snapshot of the future so you can adjust your approval criteria as needed.

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