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Falcon National Bank achieves Top 10 SBA Lender in 2019

An Expert Team, Preferred SBA Lender Status, and Commitment to Small Business proves successful.


ST CLOUD, MINNESOTA, December 5 - Preferred SBA Lender, Falcon National Bank, rose to the top 10 loan volume producers in 2019 (No. 8 in dollar volume, No. 11 in number of loans).

“The bank is committed to serving small businesses,” says John Herges, CEO, Falcon National Bank. “This loan program is one great example of this commitment. We dedicated the resources and the infrastructure to stand up not only a team of experts, but a program that was straightforward and customer centric.”

Falcon National Bank has built a legacy around supporting small business. Its mission of building life-long relationships through exceptional banking experiences focused on customer growth has proven itself throughout the bank’s 15 year existence.

“Starting, expanding, acquiring a business can be unsettling,” says Brandi Nelson, VP SBA Lending. “We approach each and every opportunity with the goal in mind to help that customer get closer to their dream. I feel our success has been not only because of our strong program, but also because of our approach,” says Nelson.

“People like doing business with people,” says Herges.” We get to know our customers and take the time to understand their vision for their business and then work alongside them to help them make that happen. It is truly very rewarding.” 

SBA loans are small business loans partially backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). They offer flexible and competitive financing helping business owners launch, manage, and grow their business. Small businesses can utilize loans for major fixed assets, payment of operating expenses, equipment purchases, and more.

Falcon National Bank has been recognized with Preferred SBA Lender status by the SBA. This status allows expedited loan processing. For more information, visit to find out if an SBA program is the right financing for your business.