SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) - Bridge Capital Holdings (
"To be one of the top five most active lenders in San Francisco, when four of them are national megabanks, is a huge accomplishment for the bank," said Ralph Barnett, executive vice president in Bridge Bank's Real Estate Division. "The fact that we're competing so effectively in the SBA space with these larger banks is a direct result of the strong team effort put in by our experienced and dedicated bankers, and is a testament to the effectiveness of our unique value proposition."
The SBA recently released lending numbers for their 2013 fiscal year ending on September 30 where Bridge Bank was ranked as the third most active lender in the San Francisco Bay Area out of 121 lenders. For the state of California, Bridge Bank was in the top 5% in 7(a), and 504 loans as the 12th most active lender out of 278. Bridge Bank was also recognized as a national top 50 lender for the SBA's 7(a) loan product.
"This accomplishment is a reflection of our bankers' ability to consistently deliver value to our clients," said Peggy Bradshaw, chief banking officer at Bridge Bank. "We are dedicated to enabling the success of small to middle-market businesses and owe this ranking to our unrelenting drive to provide our clients with the business solutions they need to succeed."
About Bridge Bank, National Association
Recognized by The Findley Reports as a Super Premium Performing Bank, and designated "Superior" by BauerFinancial and IDC, Bridge Bank is a full-service professional business bank, and preferred SBA lender, founded in the highly competitive climate of Silicon Valley in 2001. From the very beginning, our goal has been to offer small-market and middle-market businesses from across many industries a better way to bank. We provide a surprisingly broad range of financial solutions, enabling us to meet our clients' varied needs across all stages -- from inception to IPO and beyond. It's how we go about doing so that differentiates us from our competition. Bridge Bank's product offering includes growth capital, equipment and working capital credit facilities and treasury management solutions, along with a full line of international products and services and financing secured by domestic, government and foreign receivables. Learn more at the new www.bridgebank.com. Follow us @BridgeBank.
About Bridge Capital Holdings
Bridge Capital Holdings is the holding company for Bridge Bank, National Association. Bridge Capital Holdings was formed on October 1, 2004 and holds a Global Select listing on the NASDAQ stock market under the trading symbol BBNK. Bridge Bank Holding Company was recently admitted to Sandler O'Neill's Class of 2012 "Sm-All Stars" -- a select group of 25 top-performing publicly traded banks and thrifts from throughout the U.S. with market capitalization of up to $2 billion. For additional information, visit the Bridge Capital Holdings website at www.bridgecapitalholdings.com.
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