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Are Banks Abandoning These Businesses?

By Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson - Apr 2, 2013 at 3:38PM

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Is Goldman Sachs just blowing smoke, or are big banks really abandoning this demographic?

In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss Goldman Sachs' (GS 1.53%) filing for a new business development company and its claim that there was a big opportunity for middle-market lending as banks walk away from this market segment. Are banks really abandoning middle-market borrowers, or is there something else going on here?

Matt breaks down various different banks' approach to these potentially high-risk businesses in the middle market and tells investors what to watch for. 

 

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