SmartBiz Loans® Named Best Workplace in FinTech 2020

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartBiz Loans® was named one of 2020 Best Fintech Workplaces. This is the 3rd consecutive year that SmartBiz Loans has obtained this distinction.

SmartBiz Loans is the premier online banking marketplace for SBA loans. The company offers additional financial products to small business owners through its network of banks, helping entrepreneurs get the right financing at the right time. Based in San Francisco, the company expanded to Austin, Texas in 2017 and operates from both locations with a workforce of over 100 employees.

The awards program, established in 2017, is designed to identify, recognize and honor top fintech employers. The 2020 list included 49 companies and was published by American Banker, National Mortgage News, PaymentsSource, Financial Planning and Digital Insurance.

SmartBiz Loans CEO Evan Singer says, “We are honored to receive this distinction for the third time. It’s a nod to our team of diverse, driven and accomplished finance professionals who work together every day to help small business owners realize their dreams. The goals we share help foster a supportive environment where employees do their best to help customers get the financing they need.”

The award is a project of Arizent and Best Companies Group. Richard Melville, Group Editorial Director at Arizent, said, “Competition for technology talent is intense and the companies named to Arizent’s best places to work in fintech are setting the standard in terms of cultures that help people thrive.

The companies participated in a two-part survey process to determine the value of Arizent Best Workplaces in Fintech. The first part involved evaluating each nominated company’s policies, practices, philosophy, systems and workplace demographics. The second part was an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.


SmartBiz Loans® ( is the premier online banking marketplace for SBA loans. The company’s advanced software streamlines the SBA and bank loan application process. Small businesses can now apply online and qualified applicants can obtain funds as quickly as 7 days after completing their application through the SmartBiz® network of banks. SmartBiz also facilitates term loans and other financing options through its network of banks that have funded over $1.5 billion in small business loans.

SmartBiz Loans is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2009 by a team of experienced financial services entrepreneurs with backing from leading venture capital firms including Venrock, Investor Growth Capital, First Round Capital, Baseline Ventures and Uncork Capital. Learn more at

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