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Eastern Bank is top SBA lender in Mass.
Eastern Bank said it again ranks as the number one Small Business Administration lender in Massachusetts, the fourth straight year it has done so. Boston-based Eastern Bank made 400 SBA loans in Massachusetts totaling more than $23 million, according to figures from the SBA’s Boston District Office. By SBA calculations, those loans collectively created nearly 500 jobs and retained about 1,700 others. Eastern Bank has about $8 billion in assets and more than 90 branches serving communities from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod.