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Top SBA Lenders Named for FY16

North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 1,128 loans through its North Florida District Office, valued at nearly $572 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2016.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal Year 2016 in North Florida:

Top 7(a) Lender by Dollar Amount:
SunTrust Bank

Top 7(a) Lender by Number of Loans:
Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Top Certified Development Company by Dollar Amount:
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation

Top Certified Development Company by Number of Loans
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation

Top 1st Mortgage Lender:
121 Financial Credit Union

Top Community Lender by Dollar Amount
Florida Capital Bank, NA

Top Community Lender by Number of Loans:
HomeBanc, NA

Top North Florida Credit Union FY 2016
121 Financial Credit Union

“Our district has seen an overall lending increase in Fiscal year 2016. This was actually a record year for the district in terms of the amount of money guaranteed to small businesses over the last 20 years. We appreciate all our lenders for their hard-work and dedication. I also want to take this opportunity to commend our top lenders for their commitment to small businesses in North Florida,” stated Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, SBA District Director.

Fiscal Year 2016 Lender Award Winners will be recognized at the 25th Annual Small Business Week Celebration on May 4, 2016 in Jacksonville at the University of North Florida’s University Center from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. This event is hosted by the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida.

For more information on the lender awards North Florida, please contact the SBA North Florida District Office at (904) 443-1900 and ask for a lender relations specialist.

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