Biannual Survey of Suppliers of Business Financing

The Biannual Survey of Suppliers of Business Financing is the result of a commitment by the Government of Canada to improve the availability of information about financing of businesses in Canada. Data are collected from 120 major suppliers of financing, including domestic banks and credit unions and Caisses populaires, representing over 90 percent of all lending to businesses in Canada. Data are collected through an electronic questionnaire. Survey results provide baseline statistics to quantify and monitor changes in Canadian business lending activity.

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