As small and center market companies search to capitalize on a post-COVID bounceback, new survey analysis from Umpqua Financial institution reveals that the enterprise outlook is constructive as companies have made substantial modifications to reply to COVID. On the ultimate episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast’s fourth season, Umpqua Financial institution EVP Richard Cabrera joins to debate the survey findings and the way banks can reply to altering wants of small and center market companies.
Amongst different issues, Cabrera discusses:
- The expansion in stock financing wants as companies have restocked and sought to construct greater inventories to keep away from provide chain challenges.
- Why center market companies are extra possible than smaller companies to have made modifications in response to the pandemic.
- The function of provide chain woes in inflation — and why wage will increase would possibly contribute to extra persistent inflation charges.
- How Umpqua Financial institution has pivoted to satisfy the altering post-COVID wants of economic shoppers.
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