ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 19, 2017) – Credit unions interested in Small Business Administration loan programs can get valuable information from an upcoming National Credit Union Administration webinar scheduled for Feb. 15.

This 90-minute webinar, “SBA Opportunities for Credit Unions,” is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Eastern. Online registration is available here. You will use this same link to log into the webinar. You should allow pop-ups from this website. There is no charge to participate.

This webinar will provide an update on the new SBA One automated lending platform and will discuss SBA’s Microenterprise Loan Program for credit unions making loans smaller than $ 50,000. The webinar will also provide an update on NCUA’s member-business lending rule.

Vanessa Lowe, an economic development specialist with NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives, hosts Rippy Madan, a lending specialist with NCUA’s Region II office, and two SBA representatives: J. Christopher Webb, deputy chief, Microenterprise Development Division, and Scott Bossom, a lender relations specialist.

You can submit questions in advance at The email’s subject line should read, “SBA Opportunities for Credit Unions.” If you have technical questions about accessing the webinar, you may email This webinar will be closed captioned and then archived online here approximately three weeks following the live event.

NCUA’s Office of Small Credit Union Initiatives fosters credit union development and the effective delivery of financial services for small credit unions, new credit unions, minority depository institutions and credit unions with a low-income designation.

NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than 106 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions. At and Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.

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