In an attempt to become the No. 1 SBA lender in the New York region, Citibank is going all-out to attract small-business customers.

Last year the Citicorp unit lagged Chase Manhattan Corp. in the rankings. It had 199 loans, totaling $7.9 million, compared with Chase's 429 loans, totaling $25.5 million, according to the Small Business Administration.

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