Huntington exceeds $4B in small business loans


COLUMBUS — Huntington Bank announced that it has exceeded its 2010 commitment of $4 billion in loans to small businesses.

Columbus-based Huntington Bancshares Inc. said more than 24,000 small businesses obtained loans during that period. Of those, 15,400 were in Ohio and 5,200 in Michigan.

“Huntington was one of the first banks during the economic downturn to commit to increased small business lending,” said Steve Steinour, the bank’s president, chairman, and CEO.

“Small business is a priority for Huntington, and we remain committed to continuing to create innovative ways to help small business owners,” said Mary Navarro, Huntington’s retail and business banking director.