Top Connecticut SBA Lenders | SBA Loans in CT

Last annual update: May 8, 2023


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Some Connecticut-based banks were among the largest lenders to “The Constitution State” businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. Whether your business is a restaurant, auto repair, medical practice, funeral home, veterinary or hotel, your mission is to exceed your customer expectations. So, if you’re ready to step up your business to the next level, here are the top SBA Lenders in Connecticut:

Top SBA lenders in Connecticut

CT RankConnecticut BankBank HQs# of LoansAvg InterestAvg CT Loan
1Webster BankWaterbury, CT1056.2%$322,111
2M&TBuffalo, NY406.6%$155,645
3TD BankWilmington, DE388.8%$222,161
4Liberty BankMiddletown, CT277.2%$229,744
5KeyBankCleveland, OH257.3%$179,856
6Newtek Small Business FinanceLake Success, NY158.2%$655,127
7Berkshire BankPittsfield, MA126.8%$839,117
8Readycap Lending, LLCBerkeley Heights, NJ128.2%$253,417
9Celtic BankSalt Lake City, UT96.6%$1,403,078
10Live OakWilmington, NC85.7%$973,750


SBA loans – Connecticut

A note about these Connecticut SBA lenders – People frequently ask us if one of the banks above is 1) on the Connecticut preferred lender list 2) an approved lender in Connecticut, or 3) participating in the Connecticut SBA Express lending program. All these questions revolve around whether a given SBA bank makes small business SBA loans in Connecticut and can they process SBA loans quickly. The answer is yes, of course. These are not the small banks that only make a few SBA loans a year and do not understand the SBA 7(a) loan program. These are the banks that have made the most SBA loans in Connecticut. We analyze thousands of SBA loans each year and rank lenders based on recent activity. We would be remiss if we did not mention that although many banks will only lend in certain geographies, there are a handful of extremely aggressive nationwide SBA lenders who will lend anywhere. These lenders understand the SBA program as well as anyone and move very quickly, so we recommend not limiting your search to your home state. If you utilize our lender match tool, we can find you suitable SBA banks based on your geography, industry, and company and size at no cost or obligation to you to save you valuable time.

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