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Fed’s Main Street Lending Program Comes Under Fire as Would-Be Beneficiaries Struggle with Low Access, High Terms

September 15, 2020, 09:10 AM
Filed Under: Federal Reserve

Middle-market companies say the Federal Reserve's $600 billion Main Street Lending Program has failed to produce promised relief due to onerous terms and low availability, according to a report from Bloomberg News. Sources tell Bloomberg that stringent terms and a dearth of banks willing to participate have left many companies unable to benefit from the federally insured lifeline financing program.

Bloomberg notes that only 0.2% of the $600 billion earmarked under the Main Street Lending Program has made its way into business coffers.

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