The Federal Equal Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided that the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.
The Federal agency that administers Carolina Small Business Development Fund's compliance with this law is the Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Room 500, 633 Indiana Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20580. If your application for business credit is denied, you have the right to a written statement of specific reasons for the denial. To obtain the statement, please contact Carolina Small Business Development Fund, Attention: Small Business Lending, 3128 Highwoods Blvd, Suite 170, Raleigh, NC 27604 within sixty (60) days from the date of notification of the credit denial. Carolina Small Business Development Fund will send the Applicant a written statement of the reason(s) for the denial within thirty (30) days of receiving the request for the statement.