Are you under-banked? If so, you’re not alone. A recent article I read indicated that among CFO’s, being under-banked has landed on the growing list of challenges most CFO’s face. Here’s why: A recent report stated that the financial landscape for small to medium sized businesses (SMB’s) has changed significantly. Credit markets have become increasingly biased toward bigger…
This is actually NOT a SEC football score between the Dawgs and the Gators, but rather the frenzy of bank mergers that were announced during 2018, and we still have 2 weeks to go! This week alone, Fidelity Bank, First Landmark Bank, and Calumet Bank announced they had been acquired by larger banks. So what…
We’ve closed several commitments for lines of credit, term loans and mortgage loans for equipment and real estate. When reviewing your term sheets or commitment letters, after you go through the borrower, loan amount, rate and fees, collateral and guarantor section, you’ll end up at a section called covenants.
Are you under-banked? If so, you’re not alone. A recent article I read indicated that among CFO’s, being under-banked has landed on the growing list of challenges most CFO’s face. Here’s why:
There seems to be a lot of business acquisition activity in the marketplace right now. I have several clients that are in various stages of this process. Depending on whether you’re on the buy side or the sell side, here are three ways the acquisition can get financed.
Bankerese is a language understood by bankers, but is a foreign language to most business owners. Communication is happening, but the business owner doesn’t understand what’s being said or the implications it has for his or her business. Often, we step in and interpret. Here are three of the most important ones to know:
Businesses that took out debt a year ago or even 3 years ago may find themselves in a situation where the cash flow used for the loan or the purpose of the loan has changed. Many businesses find themselves in a situation where a refinance makes sense because they either want to reduce their loan…
If you’re thinking about starting a business, you know you’re going to need financing. Some banks like lending to start ups, some don’t. You’ve heard of the 5 C’s of credit:
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