Top Rhode Island SBA Lenders | RI SBA Loans

Last annual update: May 8, 2023


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Rhode Island-based banks were among the largest lenders to “The Ocean State” 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 Rhode Island:

Top SBA lenders in Rhode Island

RI RankRhode Island BankBank HQs# of LoansAvg InterestAvg RI Loan
1TD BankWilmington, DE1710.2%$42,882
2Webster BankWaterbury, CT166.1%$481,906
3HarborOne BankBrockton, MA105.7%$419,500
4Navigant CUSmithfield, RI86.5%$159,825
5Bank Rhode IslandProvidence, RI75.9%$442,857
6BayFirst National BankSaint Petersburg, FL68.4%$216,500
7Bristol County Savings BankTaunton, MA57.4%$96,600
8Citizens BankProvidence, RI57.0%$1,123,940
9Santander BankWilmington, DE59.0%$49,200


SBA loans – Rhode Island

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