SBA recently released loan data for fiscal 2013 revealing that the agency had experienced the third largest lending year in SBA history. SBA approved more than 54,000 loans representing $29.6 billion. This was the agency’s third highest year. The second highest year was in 2012 with $30.25 billion and 53,848 loans and the highest ever was in 2011 with $30.5 billion and 61,689 loans.
Over the past five years, SBA has supported $126 billion in lending to over 260,000 small businesses across the U.S.