Eastern Bank Named #1 SBA Lender in Massachusetts for the 14th Year in a Row

December 13, 2022

BOSTON, MA, December 13, 2022 – Eastern Bank has been named by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the top lender to small businesses for SBA 7(a) and 504 loans in Massachusetts for the 14th consecutive year.

“Small businesses are the heart and soul of our neighborhoods and essential to a thriving, local economy, and we are so very proud to work alongside the Small Business Administration in helping Massachusetts business owners achieve the reality of business ownership,” said Quincy Miller, Vice Chair and President of Eastern Bank. “Eastern’s team of Branch Managers and Business Bankers are deeply committed to offering business owners a full suite of solutions to launch, operate and grow a business no matter their starting point, and we are honored to be recognized once again by the SBA as a top lender to the small business community.”  

The SBA issues its rankings annually, based on the number of loans originated by banks in the SBA fiscal year, which runs from October 1 to September 30 of the following year. Eastern was the No. 1 SBA 7(a) lender in Massachusetts for the 14th year in a row with 251 loans totaling approximately $35.7 million, and the top banking 504 lender in terms of gross dollar amount with 19 loans totaling approximately $27.1 million.

SBA loans are intended to help businesses that may not qualify for conventional loans get the funds they need to start, grow and expand.

About Eastern Bank
Founded in 1818, Boston-based Eastern Bank has more than 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. As of September 30, 2022, Eastern Bank had approximately $22 billion in total assets. Eastern provides banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes, including through its Eastern Wealth Management division and its Eastern Insurance Group LLC subsidiary. Eastern takes pride in its outspoken advocacy and community support that includes $240 million in charitable giving since 1994. An inclusive company, Eastern employs approximately 2,100 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Join us for good at and follow Eastern on Facebook, LinkedInTwitter and Instagram. Eastern Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: EBC) is the stock holding company for Eastern Bank. For investor information, visit


Media contact:
Andrea Goodman
Eastern Bank

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Investor contact:
Jill Belliveau
Eastern Bankshares, Inc.

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