Business Banking

No matter what business you are in, Poppy Bank can tailor a package of products and services to easily meet your business needs.

We put your excess funds to work and help balances grow. We offer programs to keep larger sums on deposit while maintaining the safety of FDIC Insurance on your total balance. Our check imaging service will provide you with the ability to view scanned images of cleared checks through our online banking program.

Below is a variety of products and services you can find beneficial for your business:

Business Checking and Savings Accounts

Account OptionBusiness CheckingBusiness Interest CheckingMerchant CheckingBusiness SavingsBusiness Super SavingsBusiness Money Market
Minimum Deposit $500 $500 $500 $200 $10,000 $2,500
Daily Minimum Balance Required to Waive Monthly Service Charge: $2,500 $2,500 $15,000 $200 $10,000 $5,000
Daily Minimum Balance Required to Earn Interest** (not interest bearing) $500 Not interest bearing No minimum (Tiered rate based on balance) No minimum (Tiered rate based on balance) $5,000
Interest Frequency N/A Compounded Daily Paid Monthly N/A Compounded Daily Paid Monthly Compounded Daily Paid Monthly Compounded Daily Paid Monthly
Monthly Service Charge: $10 $12 $20 $2 $2 $15
Transaction Limitations: Deposits and checks paid exceeding 100/$0.25 per item Deposits and checks paid exceeding 100/$0.25 per item Deposits and checks paid exceeding 200/$0.25 per item 6 electronic withdrawals per month 6 electronic withdrawals per month 6 electronic withdrawals or checks per month
Online Wires Available Yes Yes Yes No No No
Online Account Access No Monthly Service Charge Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bill Pay No Charge Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A
Cash Handling Cash deposited/supplied exceeding $5,000 per month/$1.00 per $1,000 Cash deposited/supplied exceeding $5,000 per month/$1.00 per $1,000 Cash deposited/supplied exceeding $15,000 per month/$1.00 per $1,000 Cash deposited/supplied exceeding $5,000 per month/$1.00 per $1,000 Cash deposited/supplied exceeding $5,000 per month/$1.00 per $1,000 Cash deposited/supplied exceeding $5,000 per month/$1.00 per $1,000

Refer to the Business Schedule of Fee & Charges Disclosure for additional fees that may apply to your account. To obtain the annual percentage yield (APY) refer to the Deposit Account Rates sheet to determine the minimum balance you must maintain in your account for 365 days to obtain the annual percentage yield disclosed in each tier.

*Savings and Money Market Accounts are allowed up to six (6) covered transfers per calendar month (including pre-authorized debits, online banking transfers, payments to thrid parties, telephone transfers, and point of sale transactions). There is no limit to the number of withdrawals made in person, by messenger, mail or phone. In the case of phone initiated, mail, and messenger withdrawals, the requested amount must be delivered by mail in a check made payable to the account holder. Excessive Activity: More than six (6) covered transfers per calendar month will incur a $5 fee per transaction. For checks written to third parties, the date of posting is used to determine excessive activity.

Effective May 1, 2020

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Online Banking

For the busy business owner, convenient, expedited methods of banking are a must. With Poppy Bank’s online banking, your bank is always at your fingertips, just a click away. Our online cash management solutions will allow you to quickly assess, monitor and resolve your cash flow needs twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Accurate, Up-To-Date Account Information
  • Export Data To Spreadsheets And Money-Management Programs
  • Bill Payment Feature
  • Account Reconciliation Downloaded To Your Accounting System
  • Automatic And On-Line Loan Payments
  • Check Orders
  • Funds Transfers
  • Wire Transfers
  • Remote Deposit Capture
  • Stop Payments
  • ACH Origination
  • Positive Pay

Contact us if you have more questions. Fill out our Online Application to get started.

Security and Browser Requirements

Security Issues:

To help maintain security, you should close your browser when you have completed your Internet banking session. This will help prevent unauthorized persons from viewing your private account information.

Never share your password.

Browser Requirements

To help ensure security and proper functionality, you must use a browser that meets or exceeds the following requirements:

  • 128 bit encryption
  • You must have Cookies and JavaScript enabled
  • We support the latest browser versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

We recommend you update your browser to the latest version. With our new website update, we’d like to remind you to update your browser. Updating your browser ensures you have the most up-to-date security and performance. New browsers have many advantages:

  • Newer browsers have updated security against the most recent security risks. With an up-to-date browser, malicious websites have a tougher time accessing and damaging your computer through your browser
  • Bugs are constantly being fixed and updated to provide a cleaner, sleeker, faster user experience
  • Newer technologies allow you to use more features easier
  • Older browsers may not be supported by some websites

Business Services

As you probably know, your most frequently accessed business tools are your checking and savings accounts. No matter what business you are in, Poppy Bank can tailor a package of products and services to easily maintain your cash management needs.

We have processes to put your excess funds to work and help your balances grow. In addition, we offer programs to give you the ability to keep larger sums on deposit while still maintaining the safety of FDIC Insurance on your total balance. Our check imaging service will provide you with the ability to view images of your cleared checks through our online banking. For a minimal fee, we can produce a CD monthly with this information.

Merchant Services

Poppy Bank offers the following Merchant Services through a trusted partner:

  • Processing Of Visa, AMEX, MasterCard, And Discover
  • Clover Suite Of Point-Of-Sale Products
  • Traditional And Mobile Terminal Solutions
  • Virtual Terminals
  • E-Commerce Tools For Online Shopping Carts
  • Detailed Merchant Statement
  • Product Specific Reporting
  • Annual 1099 Reporting
  • ACH/Check Imaging
  • Payroll And Gift Card Services
  • 24 Hour Technical Help Desk
  • QuickBooks Integration Through Online Statements

ACH Origination

Poppy Bank’s Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network* is a highly reliable and efficient electronic funds transfer system that will significantly enhance the ease of doing business for your company.

ACH Network features include:

  • Direct Deposit of payroll for your employees
  • Direct payment of bills such as mortgages, loans, utility bills and insurance premiums
  • Business-to-business payments
  • Automated collection of regularly scheduled payments to your business, such as homeowners fees or health club dues

*Automated Clearing House (ACH) — The ACH is a network of regional associations, inter–bank associations, and private–sector processors. ACH payments are processed and settled electronically, thereby increasing reliability, efficiency and cost effectiveness. ACH payments are generally settled in one day or greater.

Business Credit Cards

No matter which card you choose, you’ll enjoy important features like:

  • Award-winning expense management tools
  • Free employee cards
  • Valuable purchase rewards
  • Earn Valuable Rewards
Earn cash back1 every time you use your card: 3% on office supply store net purchases and phone/internet services, 2% on restaurant and gas net purchases, and 1% on all other eligible net purchases, plus get $25 cash back after your first purchase. Watch your rewards add up fast with 1 point for every $1 you spend on eligible net purchases, and receive automatic bonus points each month, plus get $25 cash back1 after your first purchase. Watch your rewards add up even faster with 1 point for every $1 you spend on eligible net purchases, and receive even more automatic bonus points each month, plus get $50 cash back1 after your first purchase – all with a low annual fee.
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1 – Reward points can be redeemed as a cash deposit to a checking or savings account or as a statement credit to your credit card account. First purchase bonus points will be applied 6 to 8 weeks after first purchase and are not awarded for balance transfers or cash advances.

The creditor and issuer of these Cards is Elan Financial Services, pursuant to separate licenses from Visa U.S.A. Inc., MasterCard International Incorporated, and American Express. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. American Express is a federally registered service mark of American Express.

Business and Commercial Lending

At Poppy Bank, we understand that every business is unique. Cash flow demands, capital requirements and business plans are exclusive to each business. Poppy Bank offers a full line of commercial lending products designed to meet your specific business needs. From the small manufacturer to the commercial real estate developer, we have the expertise to customize a solution to help your business prosper.

We also offer SBA real estate loans, under both their 7(a) and 504 loan programs. As an SBA Preferred lender our real estate lending team is experienced, and will work with you to customize our programs to fit your individual wants and needs. Tired of having your real estate loan request put “into a box”? Give Poppy Bank’s flexible approach to lending a try!

Small Business Lending

Poppy Bank offers business owners our lending and financing expertise. Whether you’re expanding, refinancing debt or starting a new venture—we’re interested, experienced and focused on your success. If you have new opportunities and can benefit from improved cash flow, please contact us.

Small Business Lending Programs:

  • SBA 7(a) loans for the purchase or refinance of owner occupied commercial real estate, start-up business and expansion of existing business operations. These may include specialty property and other loans that may not qualify for conventional financing.
  • SBA 504 loans primarily used to finance owner occupied commercial real estate.
  • USDA loan programs are similar to the SBA programs however they are used to finance projects in rural communities where the population is 50,000 or less.
  • SBA Express loans are lines of credit, equipment and/or inventory expansion up to $250,000.

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Commercial Lending

Commercial Lending Programs:

  • Commercial Real Estate for the purchase or refinance of commercial property, including industrial, retail and office.
  • Multi-family financing.
  • Lines of Credit – Typically revolving lines of credit for inventory purchases, supplemental cash flow or receivable financing.
  • Equipment loans for the purchase of new or used equipment for your business.
  • Construction loans for commercial buildings including office, retail, multi-family and industrial.

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Small Business Lenders

Wayne Wirth

SVP, Director Small Business Lending

Mr. Wirth oversees Poppy Bank's Small Business Lending Division and has 33 years of lending experience. He specializes in assisting clients in all industries to secure Small Business Loans to meet their business and personal goals. Mr. Wirth’s focus is on facilitating the acquisition, development and refinancing of commercial real estate, equipment financing, business acquisition loans, along with financing other business needs.

Office: (916) 945-2157
Cell: (818) 426-3565

Malia Hifner

SVP, Director of Small Business Lending Operations/Credit

With more than 20 years of SBA lending experience, Miss Hifner previously spent the past 18 years at Bank of the West specializing in loan documentation, closing, construction management and risk mitigation. She has developed a keen sense of SBA financing and has worked diligently with complicated loan closings while maneuvering through the complexities of construction finance. Miss Hifner is very familiar with how to manage distressed assets, risks, and complete the long-term goal for successful management of completion, timeline, and cost. Miss Hifner guides borrowers, underwriters, processors and business development officers through the many essential steps when considering the fastidious nature of SBA 504 and 7A lending.

Office: (916) 740-1556

Joan Earhart

SVP, SBL Regional Manager

Ms. Earhart has over 30 years of experience lending to businesses of all sizes and types. SBA 7a and 504 real estate lending is her specialty, from professional practices to manufacturers, special purposes properties to office and industrial properties. She has worked closely with the SBA to improve their loan programs and prides herself on making the process as quick and easy as possible.

Cell: (714) 813-0142 

Emily Baxter

VP, SBL Loan Officer

Ms. Baxter has an extensive history in business development and government guaranteed lending. She is passionate about and driven to help small businesses grow and succeed. Ms. Baxter’s financing expertise lies in varying industries including: grocery stores, hospitality, medical, gas stations, preschools, mixed-use facilities, automotive and more. She is a graduate of California State University, Fresno.

Cell: (559) 284-6757 

Brandon Day

VP, SBL Regional Manager

With more than 30 years of SBA lending experience, Mr. Day has developed a passion for helping small business owners obtain the financing that they need. He is an SBA 7(a) and 504 lending specialist who has assisted business owners from a wide variety of industries. Throughout his career, he has provided SBA loans for own-user commercial real estate acquisition, refinance and construction. He also has expertise in providing loans for business debt refinancing, equipment financing, and business acquisitions. Mr. Day graduated from UCLA and received his MBA from California State University, Sacramento.

Cell: (626) 487-4722 

Michael Johnson

VP, SBL Loan Officer

Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of lending experience and has a successful track record of funding business acquisitions and commercial real estate via SBA 7a, SBA 504, and USDA programs. He is industry agnostic, enjoys working on complicated loan requests, and specializes in expediting loan requests. Michael received his MBA in Finance from Northwestern University.

Office: (919) 719-3939
Cell: (312) 543-2111

Dolores McKinnon

VP, SBL Loan Officer

With more than 20 years of commercial banking experience, Ms. McKinnon has a deep understanding of government guaranteed financing. Her extensive expertise is in SBA 7(a), 504, and USDA lending. She offers eligible nationwide business financing and is passionate about helping small businesses grow.

Cell: (503) 939-0172 

Todd A. van Alstyne

VP, SBL Loan Officer

With over 20 years of experience in government guaranteed finance, Mr. van Alstyne has seen nearly every kind of structure. He is an expert in both the SBA 504 and 7(a) structure. He has extensive experience in the hospitality sector, commercial real estate, franchises, business acquisitions, equipment finance and start-ups.

Cell: (312) 330-8363

Chris Pihl

VP, SBL Loan Officer

Mr. Pihl has over five years of lending experience and specializes in the SBA 7a and 504 programs. He has a strong credit background holding various positions in underwriting prior to joining Poppy Bank. Chris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Financial Management from Sonoma State University.

Office: (714) 551-5479
Cell: (714) 403-6008

Ron Short

VP, SBL Loan Officer

Mr. Short has more than 25 years of sales, SBA 504 and 7(a) lending experience, in addition to years of conventional commercial real estate lending expertise. He is well-versed in providing creative financing solutions for small- to medium-sized business owners. Mr. Short is efficient and provides each client with the best possible commercial loan experience.

Cell: (408) 892-1917 

Tommy Thongsarn

VP, SBL Loan Officer

Mr. Thongsarn has 10 years of SBA, USDA and CRE lending experience. He provides excellent customer service and specializes in assisting clients with securing small business loans in the areas of industrial, office, hospitality, gas stations, and auto-use.

Cell: (562) 882-4949

Roger Unger

VP, SBL Loan Officer

Mr. Unger has more than 32 years of experience in the financial services industry. He specializes in SBA 7(a) and 504 lending with a focus on owner-occupied real estate. Additionally, he is skilled in commercial banking, commercial lending, sales, and credit analysis. Mr. Unger holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from Northern Arizona University in Business Administration and Marketing Management.

Cell: (702) 498-9530

Business and Commercial Lenders

John Collier

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

Mr. Collier has been in commercial banking in the Sacramento market since 2007. His specialties include value-add commercial and SBA term loans, commercial real estate lending, and deposit management. His clients include skilled real estate investors, hotel operators, property managers, developers, healthcare businesses, and franchise owners.

Cell: (916) 477-0717

Jonathan Graves

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

Mr. Graves has 11 years of lending experience. He focuses on commercial real estate lending. Graves works with businesses looking to purchase real estate as well as real estate investors looking to start or add to their portfolio.

Office: (707) 636-9057
Cell: (707) 953-1380

Barbara Larson

VP, Commerical Loan Officer

Ms. Larson has 20 years of banking and 13 years of lending experience. Her specialty includes assisting clients in obtaining commercial business lines of credit and term loans. She also works with clients to assist them in obtaining SBA 7A loans in most industries.

Office: (707) 636-9711
Cell: (707) 291-1344

Evelynn Porter

VP, Commercial Loan Officer
NMLS ID# 798471

Ms. Porter has more than 20 years of banking experience with 16 years as a loan officer. She specializes in small-to-medium sized businesses that are growing or stabilizing. Clients she manages range from steel fabrictors to wineries and real estate investors.

Office: (707) 636-9748
Cell: (707) 337-6434

Scott Shapiro

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

Mr. Shapiro has a 15-year career in commercial finance. He specializes in all forms of commercial lending (including SBA) for real estate, equipment, tenant improvement, and working capital needs. His typical clients are small- and medium-size businesses with a particular focus in the food, wine, healthcare, franchise, and craft beer industries as well as commercial property investors.

Office: (707) 636-9745
Cell: (707) 721-2052

Steve Simpson

VP, Commercial Loan Officer

Mr. Simpson has been in the banking industry for 18 years with 16 years of commercial lending experience in the San Francisco Bay Area market. His clients range from small- to medium-size businesses in a variety of industries including: manufacturing, medical, food distribution, and real estate investing. Mr. Simpson specializes in conventional/SBA real estate finance, equipment finance, lines of credit along with providing treasury management solutions for his clients’ depository needs.

Cell: (925) 350-1577

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