Leader Bank Named Massachusetts Lender of the Year to Minorities by the U.S. Small Business Administration

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Leader Bank honored as the 2019 Massachusetts Lender of the Year to Minorities by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Peter Kontakos, SBA MA Deputy District Dir.; Sandeep Jain & Kevin McSweeney, Leader Loan Officers; Patrick Daaboul, SBA Administrator; Robert Nelson, SBA MA District Dir.; Ili Spahiu, SBA MA Asst Dir.

Leader Bank, N.A. is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently honored the Bank at its local Annual Meeting as the 2019 Massachusetts Lender of the Year to Minorities. Leader Bank was particularly active in small business lending for the SBA, ranking as fifth most active SBA lender in Massachusetts in fiscal year 2019, and the Bank made 58% of its total SBA loans to minority owned businesses.

“We are very proud to be recognized by the Massachusetts Office of the SBA,” said Sushil K. Tuli, President & CEO of Leader Bank. “Our commercial lending and business banking teams work tirelessly to assist both new and existing small businesses thrive. We are privileged to work with these entrepreneurs to help create jobs in Massachusetts and beyond. We are particularly honored to be recognized for our work with minority owned businesses and look forward to helping many more such small businesses succeed and grow.”

Leader Bank is a proud participant in the SBA program and has been a Preferred Lender of the SBA since 2010. The Bank maintains a diverse suite of SBA loan products including term loans and lines of credit. These loans help small businesses by providing working capital, financing acquisitions of property or equipment, funding the purchase of existing businesses, or refinancing higher cost debt. Since 2015, the Bank has made over 350 SBA loans, totaling more than $41 million in lending to small businesses across New England.

In addition to its own recognition, Leader Bank congratulates the other SBA lender award winners for 2019. Over the past year, over 135 lenders utilized the various SBA programs to create or retain more than 13,500 jobs across Massachusetts.

About Leader Bank
With assets over $1.5 billion, Leader Bank, N.A. is a nationally chartered bank founded in 2002 with seven full-service branches in Arlington, Belmont, Boston, Burlington, and Cambridge. Leader Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products including personal and business checking accounts, commercial and residential lending products, home equity lines of credit, deposit products with highly competitive rates and free online banking and bill payment services. Visit Leader Bank’s website at http://www.leaderbank.com or any one of the Bank’s convenient branch locations for more information. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #449250.

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