Denver, CO (January 4, 2022) – Sunflower Bank is proud to announce that for the second year in a row it provided a record-setting total of SBA 7(a) loans to customers, an increase of 20% from FY2020. With total SBA 7(a) loans of $125,639,300 in FY2021, Sunflower Bank is now one of the 100 Most Active SBA Lenders in the nation and is a Top 10 Bank Lender in five key markets. This growth comes as Sunflower Bank continues to invest in its SBA platform by hiring additional SBA bankers, including Danny Lobina, as the new Director of SBA Lending.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in FY2021, Sunflower Bank achieved these rankings by total loan amounts:
- Arizona District Office - #5 Bank Lender
- Colorado District Office - #5 Bank Lender
- El Paso District Office - #2 Bank Lender
- Kansas District Office - #9 Bank Lender
- New Mexico District Office - #4 Bank Lender
“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,” said Danny Lobina, Director of SBA Lending at Sunflower Bank.
Danny joined Sunflower Bank in November 2021 bringing 12 years of specialized SBA experience to his role overseeing SBA business development for Sunflower Bank and First National 1870. Most recently he spent four years as the SBA Division Sales Manager for a regional bank holding company serving six states. Danny’s previous positions also include Lender Relations Specialist & International Trade Officer at the SBA’s Kansas City District Office, and Northeast Regional Director for the Missouri Small Business Development Center, a joint venture between the SBA and the University of Missouri Extension.
Danny can be reached at 816.450.7007 or Danny.Lobina@SunflowerBank.com.
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.