Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has been recognized as the No. 1 lending institution in 2011 for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program by Evergreen Business Capital. Alaska USA received awards for top community lender in the state of Alaska and in the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska USA’s commercial loan officer Bob Warthen was recognized as the top lending officer in the Pacific Northwest for loans processed through Evergreen Business Capital.
“They know the SBA 504 loan program, and they know their borrowers,” said Barbara Gill, vice president and senior loan officer at Evergreen Business Capital of Alaska USA, lending officers. “They are experts at matching up the program benefits with their borrowers' needs. The business benefits of retained working capital, low fixed rates and job creation through business expansion mean that Alaska USA has a far-reaching, positive impact on the community through the 504 loan program.”
Alaska USA FCU, based in Anchorage, has $4.8 billion in assets and more than 450,000 members. The credit union operates 62 branches throughout Alaska, California and Washington.