+++ Small Business Administration loan approval for fiscal year ended Sept. 30

Number Amount

of loans (gross) The Money Store Investment Corp., Union, N.J. 1,257 $470,775,469 Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, San Juan 591 103,841,467 Heller First Capital Corp., Chicago 321 114,889,012 ITT Small Business Finance, St. Louis 289 110,432,809 Bank of North Texas, Bedford 234 53,562,627 Bank One Texas, Dallas 225 27,024,064 Bank of Commerce, San Diego, Calif. 209 86,056,349 Fleet Bank of New York, Albany 204 40,500,634 AT&T Small Business Lending Corp., Morristown, N.J. 200 96,684,916 Truckee River Bank, Truckee, Calif. 176 69,004,107 Marine Midland, Buffalo, N.Y. 172 41,867,591 Sacramento Commercial Bank, Calif. 158 49,510,000 Banco Santander Puerto Rico, Hato Rey 153 24,570,213 Government Funding Calbidco, Los Angeles 152 64,688,171 Texas Commerce Bank, Houston 152 21,605,175 Manufacturers and Traders Trust, Buffalo 148 26,937,600 Questar Bank, Houston 139 33,791,481 Key Bank, Albany, N.Y. 136 20,571,400 SeattleFirst Bank 133 19,561,648 U.S. Bank of Washington, Seattle 132 27,557,063 Emergent Business Capital Inc., Greenville, S.C. 131 40,732,710 NationsBank Texas, Dallas 126 18,962,481 Bank of America Nevada, Las Vegas 125 24,451,695 First National Bank of Boston 120 11,332,861 City Bank, Lynwood, Wash. 117 33,739,770 === The numbers are estimates of the lenders' activity. It is difficult to present a true reading because of reporting inconsistencies.

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