Just days after announcing a major expansion in mortgage lending, Sun Bancorp (SNBC) in Vineland, N.J., said that it is beefing up its commercial lending team as well.

The $3.1 billion-asset parent of Sun National Bank announced Monday that it has opened a new commercial loan office in Plymouth Meeting, Pa., and has hired veteran commercial lender James Higgins to run it. Higgins had most recently managed the Greater Philadelphia commercial lending team at Susquehanna Bancshares (SUSQ) and had previously held leadership posts with other major banks in the region.

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