Sunflower Bank, N.A. Announces Online Application for SBA Loans in Partnership with SmartBiz®

May 01, 2023

During National Small Business Week, we’re pleased to announce that our small business lending platform, created in partnership with SmartBiz, now includes an application and approval process for US Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) loans. The end-to-end online portal powered by SmartBiz, the leading AI-powered small business financing platform, provides eligible businesses in our Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 branch footprint with a streamlined process to pre-qualify and apply for business loans ranging from $25,000 to $350,000 subject to credit approval. 

“The addition of SBA 7(a) loans to our small business lending platform is a significant benefit to small businesses throughout our Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 communities. Since we launched the portal in partnership with SmartBiz, it is producing great results,” said Danny Lobina, Director of SBA Market Development at Sunflower Bank, N.A. “SBA loans make financing accessible to more businesses and we’re proud to be doing our part to make them available.”

Sunflower Bank, N.A. operates as Sunflower Bank and First National 1870 with 65 branches throughout Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas. By leveraging the leading-edge technology and experienced small business loan specialists available from SmartBiz, we have added efficiency along with individualized support throughout the entire loan application and approval process. 

About SmartBiz
SmartBiz is the leading AI-powered small business financing platform equipping entrepreneurs with access to the right capital at the right time. To date, SmartBiz has connected borrowers with more than $9 billion in financing while increasing efficiency for its network of banks and trusted lending partners. More than 230,000 entrepreneurs have utilized SmartBiz to access the funding they need to grow, with 60% of loans made to minority, women, or veteran-owned businesses.

SmartBiz was named the Top Small Business Lending Platform by LendIt Fintech® in 2022 for excellence in keeping the economy running through successful loan performance, volume, growth, product diversity, and innovation. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco and Austin, SmartBiz is backed by Venrock®, Investor Growth Capital®, First Round Capital®, Baseline Ventures®, and Uncork Capital®. Learn more about

Sunflower Bank Media Contact:
Jeanne Lipson
Vice President, Marketing Manager
Phone: 915.881.6785 | [email protected]

SmartBiz Media Contact:
Marketing & Communications Team at SmartBiz Loans          
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