SAN DIEGO, Calif.–(PRNewswire)–Bank of Southern California (OTC Pink: BCAL) announced it was awarded two top small business lending partner awards in the medium sized bank category by the San Diego District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration based on the largest quantity and dollar volume of SBA 7(a) loans originated. The rankings reflect the SBA’s fiscal year-end results as of September 30, 2017. These accolades follow the bank’s recognition by the SBA as the top performing small business lending partner for medium sized banks in 2016.
In addition, the bank was recently recognized by the State of California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program as a top lender based on the dollar amount of originations in 2017. These noteworthy rankings are a strong indicator of the bank’s consistent commitment in supporting small and mid-sized businesses.
“Today, guarantee-sponsored programs such as SBA and the State of California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program continue to be a significant source of capital for many small businesses that otherwise would have difficulty obtaining conventional financing,” commented Tony DiVita, Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer.