Allison Prang is a reporter for American Banker where she writes about community banks. Before joining the Banker in 2016, she was a business reporter for The Post and Courier, a daily paper in Charleston, South Carolina. Her work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, The Kansas City Star and The Indianapolis Star, among other publications. She graduated from the University of Missouri's journalism school.
Community banks, big commercial banks and Wall Street investment houses are finding common ground in small-business loan funds that help Main Street, minimize potential losses on credit extended to young companies and sometimes lead to new business prospects.