The Small Business Administration ranked First National Bank of New England the largest lender of SBA-guaranteed commercial loans under its flagship 7(a) program in New England.

The agency, in releasing its 1995 fiscal year figures, shows First National Bank of New England as the region's largest 7(a) lender by a wide margin. First National Bank originated 85 loans during the year, for a total of $40.7 million. Based on dollar volume, the bank, which has its corporate headquarters in Hartford, Conn., ranks sixth in the nation. It is the leader in New England for the second consecutive year.

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