• January 27, 2022
 Sunflower Bank Ranks as Number Two SBA 7(a) Bank Lender in El Paso District

Sunflower Bank Ranks as Number Two SBA 7(a) Bank Lender in El Paso District

Sunflower Bank Ranks as Number Two SBA 7(a) Bank Lender in El Paso District

Sunflower Bank is proud to announce that for the second year in a row it provided the second highest total amount of SBA 7(a) loans by a bank lender in the El Paso District, and the highest total amount of loans by a bank with locations in El Paso.

With total SBA 7(a) loans of $125,639,300 in FY2021, Sunflower Bank is one of the 100 Most Active SBA Lenders in the nation and is a Top 10 Bank Lender in five of its markets.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in FY2021, Sunflower Bank achieved these rankings by total loan amounts:

  • El Paso District Office – #2 Bank Lender
  • New Mexico District Office – #4 Bank Lender
  • Arizona District Office – #5 Bank Lender
  • Colorado District Office – #5 Bank Lender
  • Kansas District Office – #9 Bank Lender

As part of its growth strategy, Sunflower Bank is investing in its SBA platform and hiring additional SBA specialists. In November 2021, Danny Lobina joined Sunflower Bank as the new Director of SBA Lending to oversee SBA business development for Sunflower Bank and First National 1870. Lobina states, “It’s such an exciting time to join Sunflower Bank, and I look forward to building on its momentum as a top SBA Lender. We have tremendous growth plans that will help us deliver the benefits of SBA lending to even more businesses in all of our markets.”

Sunflower Bank’s El Paso commercial banking team is led by Ernesto Avila, regional president. The team provides SBA lending expertise to local businesses for business acquisition, owner-occupied commercial real estate, equipment financing and working capital needs. In addition, Sunflower Bank can assist companies involved in international trade and export with the SBA’s specialized programs for this industry.

As an SBA Preferred Lender, Sunflower Bank has a streamlined, in-house approval process and dedicated specialists that work with local teams to provide timely credit approvals driven by local expertise. SBA Preferred Lenders have been recognized for a successful track record, high SBA loan volume and expertise in SBA lending policies and procedures.

Lending volume data is provided by the SBA for FY2021, ending September 30, 2021.

About Sunflower Bank
Operating as Sunflower Bank, First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides financial solutions to the individual communities it serves. With over $5.6 billion in assets as of September 30, 2021, headquarters in Denver, bank locations in five states, and mortgage capabilities in more than 40 states, Sunflower Bank, N.A. provides a full range of relationship-focused services to meet personal, business and wealth management financial objectives. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, N.A.

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