Best Banks For Entrepreneurs
America's Top Small-Business-Friendly Banks
At some point in your entrepreneurial life, chances are you're going to need to acquire a loan in order to get your business off the ground or keep it going strong. And if that point is now, when so many banks are clamping down on credit, the task may seem near insurmountable. The good news is, while they may be fewer and farther between, there are still banks out there that believe in entrepreneurs like you-and you'll find them here in our rankings of the best small business banks.

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Top 20 Nationwide Small Business Loans Lenders
Bank Location No. of Loans $ Value of Loans (1,000)
American Express Bank FSB Salt Lake City, UT 2,578,159 $11,030,000
Pitney Bowes Bank Salt Lake City, UT 1,194,240 $427,025
Capital One Bank USA NA Glen Allen, VA 1,118,119 $3,268,239
Advanta Bank Corp . Draper, UT 178,483 $755,423
BB&T Financial FSB Columbus, GA 170,246 $399,615
Wright Express Financial Services Corp. Salt Lake City, UT 165,552 $1,198,980
Discover Bank Greenwood, DE 131,041 $415,942
Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Ogden, UT 98,578 $2,489,000
Eaton National Bank & Trust Co. Eaton, OH 45,923 $56,318
First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company Raleigh, NC 32,953 $2,622,570
Sweet Water State Bank Sweet Water, AL 28,512 $28,542
Innovative Bank Oakland, CA 19,985 $112,062
First National Bank Greenville, PA 17,851 $1,567,606
Transportation Alliance Bank Ogden, UT 14,315 $254,549
People's United Bank Bridgeport, CT 14,054 $2,212,083
VisionBank Topeka, KS 9,523 $30,988
Tennessee Commerce Bank Franklin, TN 6,535 $458,459
Renasant Bank Tupelo, MS 5,948 $1,014,619
Hanmi Bank Los Angeles, CA 5,557 $1,265,520
First Bank Troy, NC 5,469 $486,275
Top 20 Nationwide Micro Loan Lenders
Bank Location No. of Loans $ Value of Loans (1,000)
Citibank South Dakota NA Sioux Falls, SD 3,206,680 $5,667,240
American Express Bank FSB Salt Lake City, UT 2,578,159 $11,030,000
Pitney Bowes Bank Salt Lake City, UT 1,194,150 $402,822
Capital One Bank USA NA Glen Allen, VA 1,118,119 $3,268,239
US Bank NA North Dakota Fargo, ND 213,023 $761,958
Advanta Bank Corp . Draper, UT 178,483 $755,423
BB&T Financial FSB Columbus, GA 170,246 $399,615
Wright Express Financial Services Corp. Salt Lake City, UT 161,061 $820,066
Capital One NA Mclean, VA 140,065 $2,968,249
Discover Bank Greenwood, DE 131,041 $415,942
Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Ogden, UT 98,578 $2,489,000
Eaton National Bank & Trust Co. Eaton, OH 45,923 $56,318
Ally Bank (GMAC Bank) Midvale, UT 44,449 $2,463,564
Sweet Water State Bank Sweet Water, AL 28,512 $28,542
First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company Raleigh, NC 24,503 $419,616
Barclays Bank Wilmington, DE 24,403 $106,109
Webster Bank NA Waterbury, CT 24,231 $397,716
Innovative Bank Oakland, CA 19,604 $46,773
Community Bank of Cameron Cameron, WI 19,345 $22,362
First National Bank Greenville, PA 13,933 $773,886

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