The SBA is working through the backlog created by the government shutdown.
For the one week period ending October 25th, $308,113,000 in SBA 7(a) loans were approved.
The average SBA 7(a) loan amount appears to be declining. The average SBA loan amount approved last week was $308,730.
There are no longer any guaranty fees on SBA 7(a) loans of $150,000 or less.