Of all the things Dave Seleski wants to do at his bank this year, none ranks higher than slashing origination costs for small-business loans.

"Making it attractive to where a lender can handle a $200,000 loan request without having to spend hours and hours underwriting and preparing it — that's really what our focus is in 2017," said Seleski, the chief executive of Stonegate Bank in Pompano Beach, Fla.

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