Lending to Small Business

Credit & Lending

Lending to small businesses is different than extending credit to larger firms. The smaller business borrower often has less information to share and a shorter track record to offer. This webinar is aimed at showing bankers how to make safe loans to these challenging borrowers. Attendees will learn how to gather and evaluate the right information on the borrower as well as estimate repayment ability through several methods.

Who Should Attend: Chief Credit Officer, Commercial Loan Officer, Consumer Loan Officer, SBA Credit Analyst, Junior Loan Officer

Learning Objectives

  • Gathering the right internal and external information on the borrowing entity and its principles 
  • Evaluating the quantitative (financial) data and qualitative (non-financial) information
  • Estimating repayment ability based on indicators of repayment from cash flow, collateral, and 


Dev Strischek
Devon Risk Advisory Group
As principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group, Dev Strischek
specializes in and consults on credit risk and lending, commercial banking management, training, and development. He is a frequent speaker, instructor, advisor, and writer for many different educational groups and associations. Formerly SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business; including commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking and private wealth management.  Over his career he has served as a chief credit officer in Florida banking, chief financial officer of a Honolulu construction firm, adjunct economics professor at several colleges and universities, and a combat engineer officer in the US Army.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

Western Bankers Association is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:www.nasbaregistry.org.


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