DALLAS -- When it landed in Texas, the old NCNB Corp. carried a heavy burden: a moniker which rivals mockingly said meant a loan policy of "No Cash for Nobody."

Its successor, NationsBank Corp., has shaken that image, especially in the small business lending area. The Charlotte-based superregional had nearly $4.2 billion in small commercial loans at June 30, ranking tops among all bank holding companies. To boot, Texas accounted for 15% of the total.

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