Top SBA Lenders Named for FY14

North Florida District Office Guaranteed Almost $452 Million in Small Business Lending In Fiscal Year 2014
Release Date: 
Friday, April 24, 2015
Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Nayana Sen

Jacksonville, Fla. - North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 788 loans through its North Florida District Office, exceeding more than $452 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2014.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal Year 2014 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 Community Bank Lender by Dollar Amount and Number of Loans

Florida Capital Bank, NA


Top Certified Development Company by Number of Loans and Dollar Amount

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation


Top First Mortgage Lender 504 Loans

121 Financial Credit Union


Top Credit Union of the Year

First Commerce Credit Union


“I’m always grateful to all the SBA lenders that help so many small business owners both start and grow their businesses.  I want to congratulate these lenders for the financial assistance they provide these small businesses that have a direct positive impact in the local economy.  We hope to see our lending increase even more next year,” says Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, District Director.


Fiscal Year 2014 Lender Award Winners will be recognized at the 23rd Annual Small Business Week Celebration on May 28, 2015 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 this award ceremony, please visit


For more information on the lender awards or on SBA’s Programs and Services in North Florida, please contact the SBA North Florida District Office’s Nayana Sen at (904) 443-1933 or



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