March 27, 2020

Changing Climate in Consumer Lending Marketplace: What We’re Seeing and Hearing

Jim Stewart

Jim Stewart

CEO, Epic Research

What We’re Seeing

As we noted last week, we are monitoring trends in the consumer and small business lending segment in light of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following is data we are watching along with anecdotal information we have gathered in discussions with industry contacts. Please email me with your thoughts regarding these topics and forward this email to others who might find this information of value. Click here to subscribe to these emails or to let us know if you do not wish to receive future emails.

Consumer Demand

Lender Activity


Response to Recent Federal Loan Initiatives



CBA March 24th Call Observations

Going Forward

With consumer demand likely remaining at higher than previous levels, lender supply is the large unknown for the foreseeable future.

Please let us know what you think.

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