Great Western Bank is lending a lot, gets an award


The U.S. Small Business Administration recently recognized Great Western Bank as a top lender in the state of Iowa for Fiscal Year 2011.

Great Western Bank over the year approved 28 SBA guaranteed loans worth over $14.8 million to small businesses in Iowa.

“I am extremely proud of our employees,” said Doug Bass, Regional President for Great Western Bank. “We are very supportive of small businesses and we work hard to Make Life Great for all of our customers. We are very honored to be recognized by the SBA.”

Overall in Iowa, the SBA guaranteed 674 loans for $293.6 million during Fiscal Year 2011, which ended September 30, 2011.

Great Western Bank, with over $8 billion in assets, is based in Sioux Falls, S.D. The bank has nearly 200 locations and a presence in seven Midwestern states across the US. Great Western Bank’s parent company, National Australia Bank Limited (NAB), is an international AA- rated financial services organization that provides a comprehensive and integrated range of financial products and services.

-Adam Belz, Des Moines Register, December 19, 2011

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