Lincoln Savings Bank Named Top Small Business Lender

[Waterloo, Iowa] – Lincoln Savings Bank has been named the top 7(a) Small Business Lender in Iowa by the Small Business Administration for fiscal year 2022. As an SBA lender, Lincoln Savings Bank stepped up and reached top status with 36 loans totaling more than $20 million.

LSB was awarded top lender honors in the following categories:

  • #1 in SBA's Top SBA 7(a) Lender
  • #1 SBA Top Lender – Women-Owned Businesses
  • #1 SBA Top Lender – Exporting
  • #1 SBA Top Lender – Small Business Start-Ups
  • #2 SBA Top Lender – Minority-Owned Businesses 

"We could not be prouder to be recognized at the top of this list,” said Emily Girsch, Interim CEO. “At LSB, we believe that helping others be successful is not just our job, but our responsibility as a community bank. Our lenders work hard to build small business relationships, earn trust, and navigate SBA programs to get the job done for these businesses."

From the state perspective, the SBA approved a total of $242.6 million in loan guarantees for Iowa companies in fiscal year 2022. The fiscal year 2022 Regular Program loan totals for the state of Iowa were: 7(a) Loan Program - 357 loans approved for $142,865,000 and 504 Loan Program - 109 loans approved for $99,763,000.

As a direct result of SBA guaranteed 7(a) and 504 loans, a total of 2,052 reported jobs were created in Iowa and an additional 3,020 jobs were retained.

The SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, or expand their business. LSB is proud to be an SBA lender and help make an impact in our communities through these loan programs.

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