As part of the Small Business Administration’s 2022 National Small Business Week Summit, Oriental Bank received the 2022 Lender of the Year award for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The award is given to the lender who has made the most use of SBA guaranteed funds and programs. The presentation was made at the Virgin Islands Small Business Development Center (VI-SBDC) on Thursday, May 5.
For more than 50 years, the US-SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of American entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Renissa Gutiérriez Pérez, Oriental’s corporate banking director for USVI, accepted the award. “It is a privilege to be able to help small businesses, not only in their entrepreneurial spirit, but also in the growth of their business. Oriental is more than committed to continuously providing opportunities and partnerships so that small businesses get the advice and services they need. »
Founded in 1964, Oriental Bank is one of the leading banking financial services companies in Puerto and the US Virgin Islands. Through its main subsidiaries, Oriental Bank and Oriental Financial Services offer a wide range of retail and commercial banking, lending and wealth management products, services and technologies in more than 40 branches in the Caribbean.