The securitization of small-business loans is still in its infancy, compared with mortgages, credit cards and auto loans. But pending changes in a Small Business Administration program may help spur activity in this area.

The federal agency has proposed new regulations, to be adopted early next year, that would increase the amount of the unguaranteed portion of SBA "preferred lender" loans that may be securitized.

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