Top Nebraska SBA Lenders | SBA Loans in NE

Last annual update: Mar 2, 2024

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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

State RankBankBank HQs # of LoansAvg Interest Avg Loan
1U.S. BankCincinnati, OH 489.4% $38,538
2Union Bank and Trust CompanyLincoln, NE 278.3% $257,096
3First State Bank NebraskaLincoln, NE 188.6% $561,578
4First National Bank of OmahaOmaha, NE 137.8% $165,769
5BayFirst National BankSaint Petersburg, FL 1012.1% $127,200
6Wells FargoSioux Falls, SD 89.8% $762,913
7Emprise BankWichita, KS 67.9% $712,183
8Huntington BankColumbus, OH 610.7% $281,033
9Readycap Lending, LLCBerkeley Heights, NJ 610.8% $241,000
10Midwest BankPierce, NE 57.6% $230,660
11Western Nebraska BankCurtis, NE 510.0% $86,160
12Westside State BankWestside, IA 58.5% $250,480

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Top industries receiving SBA loans in Nebraska

RankIndustry (NAICS Description)# of LoansAvg Interest Avg Loan
1Full-Service Restaurants109.0% $185,850
2Residential Remodelers910.1% $25,444
3All Other Specialty Trade Contractors89.1% $136,300
4Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)78.6% $455,614
5Insurance Agencies and Brokerages69.5% $237,167
6Landscaping Services69.7% $363,050
7Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors510.0% $140,200
8General Freight Trucking, Long Distance, Truckload59.8% $161,300
9Bowling Centers59.1% $239,040

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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