Top Washington SBA Lenders | SBA Loans in WA

Last update: May 8, 2023


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Some Washington-based banks were among the largest lenders to “The Evergreen 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 Washington:

Top SBA lenders in Washington

WA RankWashington BankBank HQs# of LoansAvg InterestAvg WA Loan
1U.S. BankCincinnati, OH1206.8%$223,015
2KeyBankCleveland, OH856.7%$553,733
3Banner BankWalla Walla, WA765.7%$273,787
4Columbia State BankTacoma, WA736.5%$227,662
5Readycap Lending, LLCBerkeley Heights, NJ356.8%$1,249,460
6Umpqua BankRoseburg, OR316.1%$1,368,948
7Live OakWilmington, NC286.1%$2,197,714
8BayFirst National BankSaint Petersburg, FL268.7%$275,112
9Wells FargoSioux Falls, SD267.9%$364,777
10Bank of AmericaCharlotte, NC214.2%$421,395
11Hanmi BankLos Angeles, CA206.0%$1,299,500
12Sound CUTacoma, WA206.9%$171,895
13BancorpSouth BankTupelo, MS197.0%$260,789
14Celtic BankSalt Lake City, UT197.5%$1,099,442
15Heritage BankOlympia, WA196.0%$1,159,479
16Newtek Small Business FinanceLake Success, NY197.4%$190,974


SBA loans – Washington

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

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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