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SBA financing for small businesses nationwide.

With over 30 lenders located across 12 states, we’ve helped business owners across the country through every step of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan journey.

Chicago-Area Business Loans

Our Business Banking team provides financing options under $350,000 in Illinois, Southeast Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana.

Nationwide SBA Business Loans

We offer SBA loans starting at $350,000 for businesses across the U.S.

Byline Bank is a top 5 national SBA lender

Your business loan made easier with an SBA preferred lender.

Designated as a Preferred Lending Program (PLP) lender by the U.S. Small Business Administration, we have the authority to make credit decisions in-house, which means you:

  • Save weeks of waiting for SBA decisions
  • Have access to tools most other banks don’t have
  • Know your bank has the SBA expertise and performance history to get deals done

Whether it’s putting together a creative loan structure or advocating on your behalf, our experienced team can make the difference.

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Industry specialization for your business needs.

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Independent Insurance

Whether you’re looking to acquire another insurance agency, upgrade technology or refinance debt, we understand the insurance industry and know how to underwrite an agent’s cash flow-based business. 100% financing available on most loans that qualify.

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If you’re looking for a creative option to support your business’ key initiatives, we’ve got a solution. From planning for growth to consolidating debt—and every need in between—our SBA loans for investment advisors offer flexible qualifying requirements and quick approvals.



A leader in SBA lending to independent pharmacies, we offer cash flow and liquidity solutions with creative loan structures and flexible terms.

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Delivery Route

Acquiring or expanding a delivery route is within reach. Our lenders have deep experience helping both buyers and sellers secure quick approvals on SBA financing for FedEx® routes nationwide.

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Home Health

Grow your home care, home health care or hospice services with a lender that understands how to support the needs of in-home care businesses.

“Coached me through the whole thing…”

Going into this I knew nothing about the SBA process at all. It was all new to me. I was turned down by other banks and told I had one of the most challenging loans they’ve ever seen. I can’t speak highly enough about Byline. They’re so good at SBA loans—they’re rock stars! I don’t know anyone better to work with and I’ll keep using them forever.

Nathan McGreeOwner, Tyrol Holdings LLC

“It’s been pretty fantastic…”

A lot of banks say they work with SBA loans, but only a few that really get SBA loans.

The level of personalization at Byline sets them apart. From their organization to the way they communicate and ensure there is one person to walk you through it all has been very helpful.

Wahib MerchantOwner, Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards

Recent Deal Announcements

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Commercial Irrigation

Westfield, IN

SBA 7(a) Term Loan


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Specialty Products Importer

Tuscan, SC

SBA 7(a) Loan

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Home Health Care

Northbrook, IL

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Business Acquisition

About Byline Bank

Byline Bank is a full-service commercial bank with nearly $6.7 billion in assets, serving small businesses, mid-market companies, and consumers.

Operating over 30 branch locations throughout the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas, Byline’s been a community partner in its neighborhoods for over 100 years.

In addition to being a Top 5 SBA lender in the nation*, Byline offers a competitive range of commercial lending products backed by experts with decades of experience in the industry.

*National ranking: Ranked by the U.S. Small Business Administration by volume FY2021

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