Small business owners across the country have been racing to apply for funding through the Paycheck Protection Program, the SBA-administered loan program created to help offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
One of the biggest issues for these business owners is finding a lender that will process their application. Some small business owners don’t have prior relationships with SBA-accredited lenders accepting PPP applications (such as most national banks and many regional banks and credit unions), which means they need to find a lender that will work with new customers.
In an effort to streamline this experience for small businesses, we’ve put together a list of lenders that will work with non-depository customers to process their PPP loan application. This means you don’t need an existing deposit account (such as a business checking or savings account) of some kind with the lender.
The banks below are notable for their ability to work with all business owners, not just existing customers.
Featured lenders are bank partners Fundera works with directly in our PPP application process. We know their experience well and have guided customers through their process successfully. Please note: These lenders do compensate us for referrals.
Featured Lenders Accepting PPP Applications From New Customers
Apply for a PPP loan through BlueVine on their website.
Cross River Bank
Apply for a PPP loan through Cross River Bank here.
Apply for a PPP loan through Celtic Bank here.
Additional Lenders Accepting PPP Applications From New Customers
1st State Bank
Apply for a PPP loan through 1st State Bank on their website.
America First Federal Credit Union
Technically, you do need to be a business member of the America First FCU in order to apply—but America First encourages people to become members with a process that takes about 15 minutes and then apply.
Banc First of Oklahoma
Oklahoma businesses only can apply for a PPP loan through Banc First on their website.
Once PPP funding is replenished, you can apply for a PPP loan through Eastern Bank on their website.
Harvest Small Business Finance
Apply for a PPP loan through Harvest Small Business Finance on their website.
Newtek Small Business Finance
Apply for a PPP loan through Newtek on their website.
NexTier Bank is accepting PPP loan applications and says they will consider new customers on a case-by-case basis. Their focus is on businesses in their geographical footprint in western Pennsylvania. You can start their application process here.
Peoples Bank and Trust
If your business is located in Central Kansas, you can apply for a PPP loan through Peoples Bank.
Non-customers can apply for a PPP loan through Republic Bank on their website; however, you must be located in “neighboring counties of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.”
Apply for a PPP loan through TCF on their website.
The State Bank Group
Apply for a PPP loan through The State Bank Group on their website if you are located in the southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois/Chicago suburbs.