Celtic Bank is #1 SBA Lender in Utah for 1st Quarter

Salt Lake City, UT – February 1st, 2011 – Celtic Bank announced today that for Small Business Administration’s (SBA) first fiscal quarter of 2011 (October – December 2010) it is the Top SBA Lender in Utah. Celtic Bank has been providing loans to small businesses for more than 10 years. Reese S. Howell Jr., chief executive officer for Celtic Bank, has stated “We’re very excited about the numbers coming out from the SBA, it’s a great way to start the year!”

The SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to assist small business concerns. On an annual basis, the SBA honors financial institutions that have demonstrated their commitment to helping small businesses with their financing needs.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, Celtic Bank supports customers throughout the country and is a leading provider of small business loans, real estate and construction loans. Celtic Bank is an Equal Housing, Preferred SBA, and FHA lender and is insured by the FDIC.  For more information, visit www.celticbank.com.

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