For the first time in more than a decade, the burgeoning secondary market for U.S. Small Business Administration-guaranteed loans is facing a modest decline as asset-hungry banks hold the loans on their books.

Just less than $1.2 billion in SBA loans changed hands through the first eight months of 1994. That compares with $1.25 billion in the same period last year.

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