In its first move into the small-business banking market, USAA Savings Bank will offer business loans and small-company credit cards by the end of the year, executives said.

The credit card bank, which is a unit of the $6.4 billion-asset thrift owned by San Antonio-based insurance company USAA, will start by marketing its small-business services to its customer base of active or retired military personnel and their families, said USAA Savings president and chief executive officer Robert Taylor.

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