Wisconsinís #1 SBA lender expanding into downtown Milwaukee

Special to The Freeman

March 4, 2015

MILWAUKEE Ė First Bank Financial Centre is opening its first downtown Milwaukee office location this spring at the corner of Milwaukee Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

Its newest office will provide convenient access to Milwaukee businesses looking for an SBA lending resource.

In 2014, First Bank Financial Centre was named Wisconsinís number one SBA Lender for the second straight year.

It is a top 25 SBA lender nationally and has been the stateís top community bank SBA loan originator for the past six years.

Its move to downtown Milwaukee follows several years of growth for the bank. In the past three years, First Financial Bank Centre has grown its commercial and retail loan business to lend more then $1 billion.

During that time, the bank has opened six new branch locations and, last summer, completed a 25,000 square foot addition to its Oconomowoc headquarters.