Small Business Loans Our Business Is Your Business! Gulf Coast Bank has a special designation as a Preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) Lender. As a result, Gulf Coast Bank is able to directly approve SBA loans resulting in the potential for better service, faster loan approvals, and quicker disbursement of loan funds. Simply put, the red tape is cut. Gulf Coast Bank also offers a variety of business banking options no matter how large or small your business may be. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust was ranked as the leading originator of SBA loans for the Louisiana Market in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Contact Gulf Coast Bank's SBA department at SBALoans@gulfbank.com to get started today.