Approximately three-quarters of bankers anticipate their banks will increase their level of small business lending, according to a new survey.

The survey, by bank consulting and training provider Omega Performance, found that 74 percent of the bankers it polled around the world said their banks are likely to increase their small business lending. In the U.S., the number was slightly higher, at 77 percent. Small business also dominated the areas that banks are planning to actively pursue, at 76 percent globally, and 78 percent in the U.S.

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