Top Nebraska SBA Lenders | SBA Loans in NE

Last annual update: May 8, 2023


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Mostly Nebraska-based banks were among the largest lenders to “The Cornhusker 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 Nebraska:

Top SBA lenders in Nebraska

NE RankNebraska BankBank HQs# of LoansAvg InterestAvg NE Loan
1First State Bank NebraskaLincoln, NE295.9%$334,659
2U.S. BankCincinnati, OH287.5%$44,429
3Union Bank and Trust CompanyLincoln, NE205.3%$293,405
4First National Bank of OmahaOmaha, NE164.8%$134,831
5American National BankOmaha, NE156.0%$363,533
6Cornhusker BankLincoln, NE95.2%$202,189
7Wells FargoSioux Falls, SD98.5%$171,778
8Northwest BankSpencer, IA75.3%$241,671
9The Hershey State BankHershey, NE76.5%$53,986


SBA loans – Nebraska

A note about these Nebraska SBA lenders – People frequently ask us if one of the banks above is 1) on the Nebraska preferred lender list 2) an approved lender in Nebraska, or 3) participating in the Nebraska SBA Express lending program. All these questions revolve around whether a given SBA bank makes small business SBA loans in Nebraska 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 Nebraska, Lincoln, and Omaha.

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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