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TOP SBA LENDERS NAMED: North Florida District Office Guaranteed Over $356 Million in Small Business Lending In Fiscal Year 2012

Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Release Number: 
NFL 13-13
Advisory Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Advisory Number: 

Jacksonville, Fla. - North Florida’s economy continues to improve and small business lending is at the center of that recovery. SBA guaranteed 731 loans through its North Florida District Office, exceeding more than $356 million in loans for small businesses in Fiscal Year 2012.  The following lenders have made an extraordinary contribution to small business lending in Fiscal Year 2012 in North Florida:



Top 7(a) Lender by Dollar Amount AND Number of Loans

BBVA Compass Bank


Top North Florida Based Community Lender

Atlantic Coast Bank


Top Certified Development Company by Dollar Amount

Florida First Capital Finance Corporation

Top Certified Development Company by Number of Loans

Florida Business Development Corporation


Top First Mortgage Lender 504 Loans

Regions Bank


Top Export Lender

SunTrust Bank


Top 7(a) Lender – Veteran Loans

American Enterprise Bank


 “We are very pleased to celebrate the tremendous achievements of these top SBA lenders.  We anticipate another great year of SBA lending ahead of us,” says Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, District Director.


Fiscal Year 2012 Lender Award Winners will be recognized at the 21st Annual Small Business Week Celebration on April 30, 2013 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 the SBDC website.


In addition to the top lenders, the North Florida District Office would like to commend the following lenders on making 10 loans or more:


Wells Fargo Bank, NA

JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA

TD Bank, NA

Synovus Bank

Borrego Springs Bank, NA

Live Oak Banking Company

Branch Banking & Trust Co.

Pinnacle Bank

Fifth Third Bank

CBC National Bank


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.



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