Webster Bank Wins Small Business Honors

Webster Bank has won four 2015 SBA Eagle Awards from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The bank was honored as Lender of the Year by Dollar Volume, Top Third Party Lender of the Year, Top Lender to Veterans, and Top Lender for Job Creation and Retention during a ceremony last month in New Haven.

Webster was part of a significant increase in SBA lending in Connecticut for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. SBA-backed loans rose 18 percent to $238 million, with lending to minorities, veterans, and women accounting for much of the increase.

Webster has local branches in Groton and Waterford.