Paul T Long

Hi… I am Paul

My name is Paul Long and I am the Trusted Business Lender for the South Sound. I partner with a local South Sound Washington State Bank as Senior Vice President – Business Banking and SBA Lending to guide business owners in helping them achieve their goals through controlling their business finances being there as a resource as another person on their team.


I work with business owners in Pierce, Thurston, King, Lewis, Kitsap and Grays Harbor Counties (WA) who are looking for a true banking relationship and looking to maximize their profitability as well as having a strategic banking advisor on their team.

Customers that I tend to help the best have these characteristics:

  • Business annual sales from $750,000 to $25 Million
  • Commercial Real Estate (Investor and Owner Occupied) with loan amounts as low as $150M and up to $4.5MM
  • People who are looking to purchase an existing business
  • Business that have been around for over 2 years and with loan needs above $50,000
  • Looking to use SBA Products like the 504 Loan, 7a and Express loan programs

In all transparency, I have a difficult time helping with:

  • New Businesses
  • Land purchases where there is no construction or not used for business purposes
  • Restaurants or food service businesses
  • Businesses or investment properties outside of my service area (see map)

Business Owners deserve a Commercial Banker that is a strategic advisor…not just a banker. I believe that having a great banker is often more important than the bank itself.


I provide a hands-on approach that is focused on you and your strategic goals. I like to meet in person at your place of business and I enjoy having strategy sessions to discuss results and goals.

With over 22 years of business banking experience in both small, medium and large banks, I think strategically and seek ways to understand how today’s decisions will impact you tomorrow. I am passionate in helping business owners understand the banking industry and how to get what you need.

I look forward to working with you!


*=Please do not send loan applications or personal information through this site. This site is for informational purposes only!
10 reasons why you should choose Paul to help your business.


  1. I owned a small business previously, so I understand business challenges.

  2. Are you a Real Estate Investor? Me too, I understand the ups and downs.

  3. I personally have over 20+ years of business lending experience– Let’s get creative!

  4. I am backed by a local community bank that has been in business for over 100 years with local decision making.

  5. I don’t have sales goals, so I put your needs first.

  6. I am a straight shooter, I will tell you exactly what you need to know or what you need to do to qualify.

  7. I don’t have a single loan product, I have many options for you to choose from.

  8. I am not a 9-5 banker, I am available for you when needed.

  9. If I can’t help you, I have many connections who may be able to help.

  10. I am an educator, I do this by one-on-one conversations, group settings or through this website.


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