Sunflower Bank is the # 2 SBA 7 (a) Bank Lender in El Paso District


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

With a total of SBA 7 (a) loans of $ 125,639,300 in fiscal 2021, Sunflower Bank is one of the country’s 100 most active SBA lenders and is among the top 10 bank lenders in five of its markets.

According to the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) in fiscal 2021, Sunflower Bank achieved these rankings based on total loan amount:

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

As part of its growth strategy, Sunflower Bank is investing in its SBA platform and recruiting additional SBA specialists. In November 2021, Danny Lobina joined Sunflower Bank as the new Director of SBA Lending to oversee SBA’s business development for Sunflower Bank and First National 1870. Lobina says: his momentum as a Senior SBA Lender. We have huge growth plans that will help us bring the benefits of SBA loans 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 acquisitions, owner-occupied commercial real estate, equipment financing and working capital requirements. In addition, Sunflower Bank can assist companies involved in international trade and export with SBA’s specialized programs for this industry.

As the SBA’s preferred lender, Sunflower Bank has a streamlined internal approval process and dedicated specialists who work with local teams to provide timely credit approvals using local expertise. SBA Preferred Lenders have been recognized for their successful track record, high SBA loan volume, and expertise in SBA lending policies and procedures.

Loan volume data is provided by the SBA for fiscal year 2021, ending September 30, 2021.

About the Sunflower Bank
Operating as Sunflower Bank, First National 1870, and Guardian Mortgage, Sunflower Bank, NA provides financial solutions to the individual communities it serves. With more than $ 5.6 billion in assets as of September 30, 2021, a head office in Denver, banks in five states, and mortgage capacity in more than 40 states, Sunflower Bank, NA offers a full suite of services focused on relationships to meet the needs of individuals, businesses and financial goals of wealth management. FDIC member. Equal housing lender. First National 1870 and Guardian Mortgage are divisions of Sunflower Bank, NA

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