BFG Testimonials

BFG Testimonials

Chain Bridge Bank

“I’ve worked with BFG for over 15 years and have always enjoyed positive experiences. They are proactive in their work and pay attention to clients, while keeping sensitivity to timelines and are always well prepared. This proactive approach includes working with bankers, always providing a consistent job in analyzing credit and providing an equal platform for all banks. Their transaction and client after care and post closing servicing supports their pro-business culture. They are wonderful people and I continue to enjoy working with them.”

David Evinger | Exec VP and Chief Credit Officer

Sandy Spring Bank

“Business Finance Group is an excellent partner with 504 programs, they are not only easy to work with but they have a strong closing department and excellent back office. They offer superior customer service and excellent follow-up.”

Alan Jefferson | Vice President

Union First Market Bank

“Our partnership with the Business Finance Group has helped us grow loans and build many excellent business relationships. It is a pleasure working with The Business Finance Group. I have worked with Sally Robertson and her staff at the Business Finance group for more than 10 years and have always found Sally and her entire staff very knowledgeable, responsive and efficient at putting SBA 504 loans together and working with our existing SBA 504 loan customers.”

BFG is one of the largest producers of SBA 504 loans, so there is rarely a question or situation their staff has not encountered before, so you can count on their advice. The SBA 504 loan has been one of the most attractive loan products on the market, helping numerous businesses gain access to financing they would not be able to obtain conventionally and at extremely favorable rates and terms. We appreciate our relationship with BFG and are thankful for their help with growing our base of satisfied customers.”

John J. Young | Charlottesville Regional President

John Marshall Bank

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Business Finance Group for over ten years; they do a phenomenal job with the 504-loan program. One of their key strengths is the ability to make things happen, keeping an eye on priorities, while offering help and support.”

B. Drew Brown | Senior Vice President

Fulton Bank

“Sally Robertson and her group are one of the most knowledgeable and professional certified development companies with which I have worked during my 30+-year career in banking.”

Michael Austin | Senior Vice President

Access National Bank

“The reason we give our deals to BFG is because they have deep and experienced staff to make the transaction simple and predictable.”

Ted Lauer | SVP & SBA Department Manager


“BFG is the most organized and efficient CDC in the Tri-state area. They have excellent response time, their employees are always professional and they consistently go above and beyond.”

Marie Leibson | Senior VP, Senior Lending Officer

United Bank

“As an original President for United Bank, I have a longstanding and productive relationship with BFG and have found working with them a good experience for us and for our customers.”

Thomas Nida | Executive Vice President

Potomac Riverboat Company

“I’ve had nothing but success in dealing with BFG. I’ve financed two transactions with them and am looking to complete another. They are a great resource and provide take you by the hand, providing guidance and support through the entire process. They are a business owner’s one-stop shop for financing!”

Willem Polak | CEO

Signal Financial Federal Credit Union

“The team at Business Finance Group are experts in the area of SBA 504 loans and we have enjoyed a long and successful partnership. For many years, we have been able to work in sync offering our client’s wonderful service and support.”

Kenneth White | VP Branch Operations/p>

Sovereign Bank

“Business Finance Group is consistently professional and customer service
oriented, always looking out for the customer first. They have deep
knowledge regarding 504 loans and are a great partner that we can always
count on.”

Francis Moriarty | Vice President

Cardinal Bank

“They are ultimate professionals and 504 lending experts, from the lender, to their back office staff to the loan administrative group. A top notch and well-managed team, they make closing loans easy.”

Kathryn R. Speakman | Vice President, Commercial Lending

First Virginia Community Bank

“Business Finance Group is a knowledgeable, service oriented and quality driven organization. Different from many nonprofits, they put their client needs first and truly work to make a difference. During my career, I have worked with other CDC’s but continue to come back to Business Finance Group to take advantage of their expertise, ability to manage the process and intuitive navigation of a complicated process.”

Todd Dempsey | Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Sandy Spring Bank

“We have found Business Finance Group to be more responsive than any other CDC we have worked with. They know how to manage the program, avoid issues or pitfalls, and how to set expectations while advocating for the client. Maybe one of the best things about working with Business Finance Group is that they refer business back to us.”

Jeffrey F. Weidley | Vice President


“Some of my clients are hesitant to apply for an SBA loan given problems that they or someone they know have had. I assure them that working with BFG are a pleasant surprise. Beth Wilson not only makes the process easy, but also an enjoyable experience. When commercial real estate is involved, BFG is my credit enhancement of choice.”

Joshua Householder | Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer