The top 50 banking companies in small-business lending are gaining ground in a slow, grinding war for market share.

The group accounted for 49% of all small-business loans on the books of banks and thrifts at midyear-up 0.73 percentage point from a year earlier and seven points from 1995, according to an American Banker survey. (Complete tables begin on page 14.)

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