CBC National Bank, headquartered in Fernandina Beach and with branches in Fernandina Beach, Ocala and The Villages, Fla., and Beaufort and Port Royal, S.C., and with its mortgage banking division headquartered in Atlanta, today announced that the bank achieved milestones in both mortgage lending and SBA lending.
CBC National Bank's Mortgage Division produced over $2.8 billion in mortgage loans in 2015, funding $1.84 billion and brokering approximately $960 million, and the division has now exceeded $10 billion in total production since its inception in September 2007. It follows a conservative, risk-averse business model, originating primarily full-documentation, conforming mortgage loans pre-sold into the secondary market.
In June 2015, CBC National Bank was recognized by Scotsman Guide as one of the nation's Top Mortgage Lenders 2014, ranking No. 43 in overall volume and No. 16 in wholesale volume. And the bank recently learned that six of its mortgage bankers have been recognized individually as among the Scotsman Guide's Top Originators 2015 across categories including Top VA Volume (ranking No. 13, 19, 46 and 58), Most Loans Closed (ranking No. 263) and Top Dollar Volume (ranking No. 327).
The bank also continued to thrive in SBA lending in 2015. Once again, CBC was recently recognized as the No. 1 ranked community bank SBA lender in the north Florida district in total dollar volume and number of loans (and was ranked No. 2 in the south Florida district).
And in October, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named the bank's Small Business Administration lending division among the 100 most active SBA 7(a) lenders of fiscal year 2015.
CBC National Bank was ranked No. 69 by lending volume by the SBA, with 48 loans during fiscal year 2015 totaling $57,860,500.
The bank also launched a new Georgia SBA lending operation in October to serve the needs of the growing market for SBA loans in the metropolitan Atlanta and Georgia markets, and will continue to ramp up that operation throughout 2016.
"Both our mortgage banking division and SBA lending division continue to perform well while doing outstanding work to meet the needs of their customers," said Charles Wagner, president of CBC National Bank. "The milestones reached in 2015 and early 2016 are a testament to the divisions' ability to adapt to changing economic and market conditions, to the strong leadership in place at each division, and to all the associates' daily work in making CBC a recognized leader in both mortgage and SBA lending."