Great Western Bank Recognized as a Top Volume Lender in Iowa by SBA


The U.S. Small Business Administration recently recognized Great Western Bank as a top lender in the state of Iowa for Fiscal Year 2012.

Great Western Bank approved 27 SBA guaranteed loans worth over $16.3 million to small businesses in Iowa. With 46 branch locations and deposits in excess of $1.5 billion, Great Western Bank is the 5th largest financial institution in the state.

True to a “Community Banking Focus”, Great Western Bank is the lender for Iowa’s 2012 Small Business Person of the Year; Tim Greene of Quality Machine of Iowa, Inc., located in Audubon, 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 592 loans for $252.1 million during Fiscal Year 2012, which ended September 30, 2012. 

About Great Western Bank 

Great Western Bank is a regional, Midwestern bank with core relationship banking values, over $8.5 billion in assets and an agribusiness and commercial & industrial lending focus. With executive offices located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Great Western Bank has nearly 200 banking locations across Iowa, Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota. Great Western Bank’s parent company, National Australia Bank Limited, is an international AA- rated financial services organization with over $750 billion in assets and provides comprehensive and integrated financial products and services.

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