Top SBA Lenders – New Mexico

Last annual update: Feb 17, 2022


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A few New Mexico-based banks were among the largest lenders to “The Land of Enchantment” businesses through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 7(a) program. Whether your business is a hotel, restaurant, auto repair, medical practice, veterinary or pharmacy, 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 New Mexico.

Most active SBA lenders in New Mexico

NM RankNew Mexico BankBank HQs# of NM LoansAvg InterestAvg New Mexico Loan
1Western Commerce BankCarlsbad, NM385.1%$606,132
2U.S. BankCincinnati, OH266.9%$118,515
3First Savings BankBeresford, SD233.9%$209,329
4Bank of the WestSan Francisco, CA174.2%$817,747
5The Bank of ClovisClovis, NM135.9%$496,123
6Wells FargoSioux Falls, SD137.3%$141,146
7Live OakWilmington, NC125.3%$1,731,667
8Sunflower BankDenver, CO114.4%$818,418
9Newtek Small Business FinanceLake Success, NY86.0%$514,000
10Bank of the SouthwestRoswell, NM74.9%$899,129


SBA loans – New Mexico

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

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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