March 20, 2023

SBA lending in NWA down greater than 23% in FY 2022

Northwest Arkansas banks underwrote fewer Small Enterprise Administration (SBA) loans to space companies throughout the latest fiscal yr that ended Sept. 30.

Based on company information, 10 lenders with an workplace in Northwest Arkansas issued at the least two 7(a) or 504 SBA-guaranteed loans to companies in Northwest Arkansas throughout fiscal yr 2022.

Mixed, the ten banks issued 49 loans value $27.22 million. That compares with 64 loans value $39.21 million within the earlier fiscal yr.

The Enterprise Journal collects information from the SBA and compiles a listing of which banks difficulty essentially the most small enterprise loans within the six-county market space (Benton, Carroll, Crawford, Madison, Sebastian and Washington counties). For a PDF of the listing, click on right here.

7(a) loans are the first program the SBA makes use of to assist startups and current small companies with financing for varied enterprise functions. 504 loans are used to finance actual property purchases or renovations.

Based on the SBA, Fayetteville-chartered Arvest Financial institution ranked first in fiscal yr 2022 with 18 SBA loans to Northwest Arkansas companies totaling $2.89 million. That’s down from 30 SBA loans value $11.72 million the earlier fiscal yr.

Arvest Financial institution officers declined to touch upon the annual decline.

Based mostly on 7(a) mortgage manufacturing for the fiscal yr that ended Sept. 30, Arvest was the state’s prime SBA lender in each the overall quantity (45) and complete quantity ($8.6 million).

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