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Lender Search API

Table of contents:

  1. Summary
  2. Request Methods
    • Federal Programs
  3. Response Format
    • XML Format
    • JSON Format

1. Summary

The Lender Search Mobility Application is a centralized database containing information on all organizations that ‘partner’ with the Small Business Administration to provide services to the small business community. Phase 1 of the Lender Search mobility application will provide its user’s summary and detailed access to eLEND data on any organization that partner with SBA to provide services to the small business community. This community includes Commercial Lenders (Banks, Credit Unions, Savings and Loan, etc.), SBA Specific Organizations (CDCs, Microlenders, and Non-Lending Technical), Assistance Providers, Non-Depository Organizations (BIDCOs, SBLCs, Farm Credit, etc.), Holding Companies (Parent Organizations, primarily for lending institutions), Entrepreneurial Development (BICs, WBCs, SCORE, and SBDCs) and Investors (Organizations or Persons purchasing SBA loans).

The API is RESTful and output formats are available in XML and JSON.
There is a WSDL for the XML output available.

2. Request Methods


Federal Programs

URL template:

http://web.sba.gov/public/partner/lender.cfc?format

Example URL:

http://web.sba.gov/public/partner/lender.cfc?wsdl

Parameters:

FORMAT

Either xmlor json, case sensitive.

3. Response Format


XML Format

The XML response is well-documented in the XML WSDL for this document type.
The document root element's tag-name is <Search>.Each record within the document is contained within a <Search>element, containing sub-elements as detailed in the JSON Format documentation below. Each of these sub-elements contains its relevant data as Parsed Character Data.

JSON Format

The JSON response consists of an array of anonymous objects, each of which represents a grant or loan.
Each of these objects has the following properties:


Location of Profile

 

Field Name

Description

Type

Max Length

Possible Values

Name

Lender Name

Legal name of SBA lender

String

 

 

NameSrchInd

Lender Name delimiter

String

11

Starts with

Contains

Exact

PartnerSubType

Lender Sub Type

String

 

 

City

City where Lender does business

String

 

 

CitySrchInd

City Search Delimiter

String

11

Starts with

Contains

Exact

State

State where Lender does business

String

 

All US states, territories, and District of Columbia

 

Zip

Zip Code where Lender does business

String

9

May be 5-digit or 9-digit zip code

ZipSrchInd

Zip Code delimiter

String

11

Starts with

Contains

Exact