Live Oak Bank is our #1 ranked SBA lender based on SBA loan volume from last year. The company only targets 17 industries that it knows best, which allows it to move quickly for customers in its wheelhouse. Live Oak consistently ranks in the top 3 SBA banks nationwide.

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States where Live Oak has done traditional 7(a) SBA loans in the past year (note: traditional 7(a) loans are different than SBA CARES Act/PPP loans):


Live Oak is focused on specific verticals…

Live Oak Bank Industry Verticals  
M&A - All industriesEntertainment CentersInvestment Advisory
Accounting & TaxFitness CentersPharmacy
AgricultureFranchise RestaurantsRestoration
Auto DealershipsFuneral Home & CemeterySelf-Storage
Automotive CareGovernment ContractingService Contractors
BroadbandHealthcareSenior Care
Educational ServicesHotelsVeterianary
Energy & InfrastructureInsuranceWine & Craft Beverage

… which allows the bank to provide a business with a banker who knows its specific industry very well and facilitates Live Oak playing a unique consultative role with the client. Since your Live Oak banker will know your industry well and has seen many transactions with similar businesses, your banker will be able to cut through the noise and let you know quickly what the borrowing capacity is for your business or acquisition target.

Recent averages for Live Oak for some of its top industries…

IndustryAvg Loan $Avg Int
Dental Practice$1,388,7025.8%
Wealth Management$723,6936.7%
Pharmacy Loans$1,305,8336.4%
Self Storage$2,503,8576.1%
Insurance Agency$891,6146.8%
Funeral Home$1,489,1756.3%


SBA 7(a) loan activity

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