Top South Dakota SBA Lenders | SBA Loans in SD

Last annual update: May 8, 2023


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Mostly South Dakota-based banks were among the largest lenders to “Mount Rushmore 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 10 SBA Lenders in South Dakota:

Top SBA lenders in South Dakota

SD RankSouth Dakota BankBank HQs# of LoansAvg InterestAvg SD Loan
1Black Hills FCURapid City, SD136.3%$194,023
2First Bank & TrustBrookings, SD106.2%$1,059,280
3U.S. BankCincinnati, OH87.2%$273,475
4Highmark FCURapid City, SD75.5%$102,929
5The First National Bank in Sioux FallsSioux Falls, SD75.8%$151,386
6Wells FargoSioux Falls, SD79.6%$16,414
7First Interstate BankBillings, MT65.5%$714,833
8First National BankFort Pierre, SD65.0%$129,983
9Pioneer Bank & TrustBelle Fourche, SD66.9%$211,000


SBA loans – South Dakota

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