Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending

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As a small business owner, you’re the backbone of our nation’s economy. That’s why Synovus is proud to be an SBA Preferred Lender, partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration to ensure you have access to the financing you need to achieve your goals.

Loan amounts:

Up to $5 million

Repayment terms:

10 to 25 years1

Our bankers are well versed in SBA requirements and can help you choose the SBA loan2 that’s right for you.
Plus, startup businesses are eligible to apply.

SBA Loan Programs

SBA 7(a) Loan

  • The SBA’s most popular loan type, with loan terms typically 10–25 years
  • Helps small business owners finance the purchase of property, equipment, or inventory; buy, construct, renovate, or refinance occupied commercial real estate; and refinance debt
  • Provides loan amounts up to $5 million

SBA Express Line of Credit

  • SBA Express offers support for business operations with loan amounts up to $350,000
  • SBA Export Express offers support for businesses who export to help them grow and compete in international markets with loan amounts up to $500,000

SBA 504 Loan

  • Provides long-term, fixed-rate financing to help businesses finance major expansion or modernization projects
  • Helps stimulate economic development within communities so that businesses can grow and create jobs

SBA CAPLine Working Capital Loan

  • Provides access to funds for anything from hiring workers to buying materials to fulfill a contract
  • Advances funds using your accounts receivable (from customer credit accounts) and inventory as collateral
  • Offers extended repayment terms to help you manage your cash flow and maintain business efficiency

SBA Export Working Capital Program

  • Provides advances up to $5 million to fund export orders, export receivables, or letters of credit2
  • Allows you to apply for a loan before you’ve finalized a contract, giving you peace of mind that you’ll be able to meet demand

SBA International Trade Loan

  • Helps new and existing business operations enter and expand into international markets
  • Provides loan amounts up to $5 million
  • Terms are typically 10–25 years depending on use of the loan funds

SBA Veteran's Benefits

  • Designed for Veterans and other eligible members who own 51% or more of the applicant business. Other eligible members include the current spouse of any Veteran, Active Duty service member, or any Reservist or National Guard member; or widowed spouse of a service member who died while in service or of a service-connected disability.
  • Eliminates the upfront guaranty fee for qualified applicants on SBA Express Loans or Lines up to $350,000

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for SBA financing, a business must:

  • Be organized for profit
  • Meet the requirements of a small business as defined by the SBA (have a tangible net worth under $15 million and an average net income under $5 million after taxes for the preceding two years)
  • Be in business or propose to do business in the United States, its territories, or its possessions
  • Be able to demonstrate a need for the loan or line of credit

Additional eligibility requirements may apply. Please contact us at 1-888-SYNOVUS (1-888-796-6887) or visit a local branch near you to find out more.

Important Disclosure Information

  1. Terms of 10-25 years available for loans and express lines of credit. Back
  2. All loans and lines of credit are subject to credit approval. SBA loans are subject to SBA eligibility. Back

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