Updating local lenders' SBLF numbers

Three of the four Nashville-area banks taking part in the U.S. Treasury Small Business Lending Fund continued to post strong growth numbers in the fourth quarter, according to a report issued by the agency last week. Avenue Bank's small-biz book grew almost 12 percent during the quarter to $129 million, while InsBank's portfolio grew by more than 25 percent to $49 million. Growing a bit more slowly was Franklin Synergy Bank, which added 8 percent to $31.5 million. The lenders at Sumner Bank & Trust, meanwhile, were in a holding pattern at about $30.5 million. (Click here for Q3 numbers.)

Nationally, SBLF banks have lent almost $9 billion to companies since the program launched in late 2010. Institutions in the Southeast have been particularly active.

Apr 8, 2013 9:46 AM

Franklin Synergy adds biz-focused SVP

Lender moves over from Fifth Third
Mar 11, 2013 10:48 AM

Local banks thrive on capital from Small Business Lending Fund

Avenue, Franklin Synergy, InsBank, Sumner B&T have success with federal program
Mar 10, 2013 10:33 PM

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Mar 6, 2013 4:57 AM

Earnings wrap: Tractor Supply, Franklin Synergy

Shares of farm/ranch retailer pop after hours; mortgages drive Williamson bank's strong numbers
Jan 31, 2013 6:39 AM

Franklin Synergy adds business banker

Franklin Synergy Bank has hired Chad Randall to boost its business lending efforts. Randall, who joins five-year-old Franklin Synergy as a vice president, was most recently at Reliant Bank and also has worked at Community First Bank & Trust and First Citizens Bank in Williamson County. He'll be based in Cool Springs.

Jan 15, 2013 8:46 AM

Franklin Synergy preps next growth push

Bank building in Boyle project, prepping LPO, expanding HQ
Jan 9, 2013 2:22 PM

Deposit milestone for Franklin Synergy

The year 2012 will go down in Franklin Synergy Bank's books as a very good one. In February, the community bank reported its assets had topped $500 million. Since then, it has reported record profits, opened an office in Westhaven and recruited some top talent. Now, right before the end of the year, it also is able to say that its deposits now also total more than half a billion.

Dec 21, 2012 8:35 AM

Franklin Synergy recruits veteran business lender

Brentwood banker moving over from Capital Bank
Nov 16, 2012 7:10 AM

Earnings wrap: Logan's, Franklin Synergy

Goodwill charges, traffic drops mar restaurant chain's numbers; Williamson bank up 48% from '11
Oct 26, 2012 7:07 AM