Supply: The last 4 months business bank statements
Tool: Desktop, laptop, tablet or phone
Step 1: How much are the Payments?
VIDEO CLIP below: See if your Business can afford a daily, weekly or monthly payment: 18 Seconds – 50 Seconds in Clip below.
Will Sanio, Smallbusinessloansdepot.com. Today’s Video: How to get an MCA Cash Advance. What could be your first Merchant Cash Advance.
Start the process anytime by tapping apply on the bottom right of this screen, or tapping on the end screen of this video, or the apply button on the webpage.
See if your business can afford a daily, weekly or monthly payment.
First, calculate an estimate of what your new daily Cash Advance Payment will be.
Let’s take an example:
Multiply a $10,000 offer amount times a 1.4 Rate Factor. There are 21 Payment Days most Months.
If your Offer Amount is for 7 Months, that’s 21 times 7 = 147 Payment Days.
Take the $14,000 Total Repay and Divide it by 147. That Equals $95.23 Per Payment Day
for Every $10,000.
Step 2: Review your Company’s Cash Flow
VIDEO CLIP below: Review Company Cash Flow: CLIP: 80 Seconds – 93 Seconds in Clip below.
Look at the Total Deposits of each of your last 3 Months Business Checking Account Statements.
Some States require 4 Months Business checking account statements. Currently California, New York, Florida, Virginia and Utah.
The minimum total deposits into your Business Checking Account should be $5,000 a Month or more. The higher the Deposits, the more options are available. Especially beginning at $10,000 a month.
TIP: Average Daily Balance: That is the average balance per day for the Month. You want your Average Daily Balance to be at least $750, but better $1000 or higher.
TIP: Overdrafts or NSF’s. You should not have more than 5 to 7 Overdrafts or NSF’s in any 1 Month, or it is more likely you will be declined.
If you have more, it is better to wait until you get your next statement and those are gone.
Step 3: Apply
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Find a Lender that fits your Business type and talk to a Representative before applying. That will help your business avoid unnecessary declines.
Next, Apply. If approved, request the closing docs. Get a Copy of your Driver’s License, Voided Business Check and Proof of Ownership.
Step 4: Close
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Next, close. Review the Contracts, and if you’re satisfied, complete the contracts and expect funding into your Account in 2 to 4 hours.
If you ever have repayment problems, call the Lender to discuss.
That will help your business keep it’s ability to borrow again in the future.
Complete the application below or Call us at 919-771-4177.
[ city street sounds ] Will Sanio, SmallBusinessLoansDepot.com
Today’s Video: How to get an MCA Cash Advance.
What could be your first Merchant Cash Advance.
Start the process anytime by Tapping apply on the Bottom right of this Screen,
or tapping on the end screen of this Video, or on the Apply Button on the Webpage.
See if your Business can afford a daily, weekly, or monthly payment.
First, calculate an estimate of what your new daily Cash Advance Payment will be.
Let’s take an example:
Multiply a $10,000 offer amount times a 1.4 Rate Factor. There are 21 Payment Days most Months.
If your Offer Amount is for 7 Months, that’s 21 times 7 = 147 Payment Days.
Take the $14,000 Total Repay and Divide it by 147. That Equals $95.23 Per Payment Day for Every $10,000.
Look at the Total Deposits of each of your last 3 Months Business Checking Account Statements.
Some States require 4 Months Business checking account statements.
[ ocean surf ] Currently California, New York, Florida, Virginia and Utah.
The minimum total deposits into your Business Checking Account should be $5,000 a Month or more. The higher the Deposits, the more options are available. Especially beginning at $10,000 a month.
Average Daily Balance: That is the average balance per day for the Month. [ teller counting cash ]
You want your Average Daily Balance to be at least $750, but better $1000 or higher.
Overdrafts or NSF’s. You should not have more than 5 to 7 Overdrafts or NSF’s in any 1 Month, or it is more likely you will be declined.
If you have more, it is better to wait until you get your next statement and those are gone.
Find a Lender that fits your Business type and talk to a Representative before applying. That will help your business avoid unnecessary declines.
Next, apply. If approved, request the closing docs. Get a Copy of your Driver’s License, Voided Business Check and Proof of Ownership.
Next, Close. Review the Contracts, and if you’re satisfied, complete the contracts and expect funding into your Account in 2 to 4 hours. [ clock ticking ]
If you ever have repayment problems, call the Lender to discuss.
That will help your business keep [ desert wind blowing ]
it’s ability to borrow again in the future. [ city street sounds ]
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Ask the lender what minimum sales amounts are they looking for?
Also ask how much do you need to put into your account in the next week or two to qualify. By doing so, you may be able to qualify before the current month is over and not have to wait until the next month.
6. Recent Overdrafts or NSF’s:
Overdrafts or NSF’s in your checking account in the last 3 months were excessive, and why your MCA was declined.
Add up exactly how many Overdrafts and NSF’s you had. Ask the lender what the maximum is and how long before you will qualify.
7. Not Enough Deposits Per Month:
There were not enough individual deposits. Some funders require 5 or more each month.
Make more frequent smaller credits if possible.
Find a source that will accept the number per month you are now making until you can start making more. Ask in advance what their mimimum is.
8. Time in Business Too Short:
The time in business is not long enough through the Secretary of State or on your License.
Ask the funder how long they require. If you are within 30 days of the minimum, then ask for an exception.
If they refuse, then find a program that will accept how long you have been operating.
9. Background Check Failed:
A background check revealed something they didn’t like. When you get this MCA decline reason, learn more about a Business Loan with a background problem here.
Ask the MCA company specifically what the problem was, and if that matches what you know to be true.
Shop other MCA companies that have programs that accept your background issue before applying.
So which Trailers Qualify to get a loan on a trailer?
Enclosed and Open Car
Landscape Utility Trailers
Tandem axel deckover and Dual Deck
Which Manufacturers? American Hauler, ATC, Big Tex, B Wise, Bri-Mar, CAM Superline, Car Mate, Cargo Pro, Carry On, Covered Wagon, Diamond Cargo, Homesteader, Master Tow, Premiere, Sno Pro, Sport Haven, US Cargo and more.
Bad credit and low scores down to 500 may still qualify.
So do I qualify? Do you own your Trailer outright and have a free and clear title ? Then you pre-qualify.
You don’t own it outright? Ask for our straight cash only program. Even when you still owe on your trailer! However, do you also have other equipment?
Monthly Payment Program option. Terms are 12 to 18 months.
Get money again, against the same piece, after payoff.
Up to $25,000. These offers are much higher than standard title loans. Need a higher amount but don’t have more trailers? Another option is a bank statement loan for extra funds, or add other Trucks and vehicles you have.
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Loan on a Trailer
In minutes and seconds.
0:14 Trailers accepted
0:25 How to apply
[tires rolling on gravel road] Where does this Trailer think it’s going? It’s going to get it’s owner Kyle money for his business.
Kyle needed a Business Loan fast and had no assets. But he had a Trailer.
So we got him a Loan on his Gooseneck. Get Funds against any Trailer. Flatbed, Gooseneck, Semi Trailer, Enclosed, Lowboy, Dump, Hydraulic, Car Carrier, and many more!Find out how much Money you can get TODAY.
Apply at SmallBusinessLoansDepot.com, Or call 919-771-4177
How does this program work? Provide proof of the asset and ownership. Get a monthly payment offer and then close.
How much can I get? Get up to 50% of the Forced Liquidation Value of the trailer.
The asset you own is usually all you will need to qualify for a loan on a trailer!
Good credit, revenue and time in business are NOT required to get offers. So use the title, or revenue the trailer brings in to get the funding you want.
All revenue is not equal, especially for your business. Lenders considering small business loans such as bank statement loans often look in detail at where sales came from in your business statements. They are looking to see if the revenue is from the operation of your business, or not.
What if your business has been denied because the lender did not accept a large part of your business sales?
Then Apply below for programs that count the maximum amount of your sales and deposits instead of deducting them and declining your business!
4 Main types of true Business Revenue that lenders accept.
1. Income from Sales to Customers and Vendors:
Revenue from the normal sales your business has is the most preferred and accepted income any business can have. Your business model is succeeding and can repay debt.
2. Income from Affiliate Partners.
Some businesses have affiliate relationships. Affiliate partners secure customers on behalf of another business. This income may come from the affiliate partners rather than those customers directly, but it is still valid receipts.
3. Money from Collections
Many businesses have delinquent accounts they collect on. Collection receipts are valid business income, even if they are from charged off accounts.
4. Money from the sale of business assets
When a business sells hard assets such as commercial real estate, business equipment or vehicles, it is considered business revenue and should be counted that way by lenders.
This includes soft assets such as proprietary software, intellectual property and patents. Any of these can have great value and be sold for significant amounts. When this happens, it is counted towards business sales and included in the annual income of the business.
Windfall from court decisions or judgements
Monies from court decisions or judgements is a grey area when it comes to lenders considering this as revenue for a business. Most will give this credit as true income from the business. Money from successful court litigation is considered monies that are truly owed to the business.
However, it is still a large one time event that will not be repeated. That makes it considerably different than money from sales which does constantly repeat, such as from a retail store.
What isn’t Business Revenue?
Transfers between business accounts or from other accounts
Transfers between accounts are not revenue for the business. The lender analyzes them to answer the following questions:
Was the transfer from another business account of the same business? If so, what has been the recent cash flow of that other account?
Savings account transfers into a business checking account are not business income received by a business.
Transfers from any personal account into a business accounts will not be considered business sales. Claims that they are must be documented and proven to the lender.
Business Loan Proceeds
Loan Proceeds are NOT considered business income. Money that comes from lenders cannot be added to the gross receipts of the business. It did not come from sales, so it is not business income.
Tax refunds are not part of business sales. Money back from the IRS is usually from taxes paid for previous sales, so the income has already been counted.
Rebates is money a business gets back from an old purchase. It shows in the deposit section of a business checking account statement. Money had to be spent in the first place to get the rebate or refund and will not be counted.
FAQ on Business Vs Non Business revenue.
What is non business revenue ?
It is money that is not earned by the business from sales, sale of business assets, collections or the regular operation of the business.
Why is the lender not counting some of my business income?
The lender has decided that some of the money coming into your business is not consistent, or not the type they can count on to repay their loan, so they don’t count it.
How can the lender decline my business by not counting revenue that I earned?
The lender can count, or not count funds they see coming into your business for any reason. Their credit standards and criteria is not subject to law. It is based on their internal guidelines.
Some of your income may not be accepted as business income and may even be deducted resulting in a denial of your loan request.
Consider other lending programs when much of your revenues may be disputed as true business income. Contact us to match your business to programs that are not as strict in this type of review.
1. Understand your Statement. 2. Why were you declined for your MTD? 3. Total Deposits. 4. Average Daily Balance. 5. Number of Deposits. 6. Overdrafts or NSF’s. 7. What can I do?
7 Ways to Fix a drop in deposits and get approved ASAP!
1. What do lenders do with that Statement?
The statement is used to review your cash flow as of the beginning of the new banking cycle, or your most recent cycle date. Follow the link here to get a Month To Date (MTD) Statement in a PDF form.
2. Why were you declined for your Month To Date?
The statement used to decline your business will have lower than average deposits and be weaker overall than prior statements. Lenders ask for recent statements when applying and do not usually ask for interim information.
They only request it approaching the end of the month, or if the most recent statement was weaker than older ones before it. After the 20th, lenders may ask for the current cycle business account activity statement because a lot may have changed in those last 3 weeks.
Expect a request for the current statement when the last full statement was lower than average. Lenders are looking for trends in your business revenue, especially negative ones. Declines are not the end of the line. Consider the top decline reasons as well as other loan types such as a loan against equipment.
3. Total Deposits in the current month.
Your current monthly totals from business revenue is the most important information mca lenders review in the current statement cycle.
Prorate your revenues to estimate what the full numbers will be for the entire current 30 day cycle.
Your company had $35,000 in revenues from March 1st through March 12th. What is the company be expected to do for the full 30 days if they maintain the same revenue pace?
$35,000 X (31/12) = $90,417. To breakdown the math in simpler fashion, 31/12 = 2.58333. Since there are 31 days in March and it is the 12th of the month, the prorated fraction is 30/12. To express that as a % , 1/2.5833 = .387. This means that .387% of March has gone by.
Almost the same prorated amount is derived by dividing the $35,000 interim deposits instead of multiplying, as follows:
$35,000 % .387 =$90,439. The $22 difference is due to rounding.
4. Average Daily Balance.
Why is it important? When your account’s average daily balance is low, then payments are more likely to bounce.
Average balances below $1,000 and especially below $500 are red flags in credit review and will get your request declined fast.
Work hard to keep a minimum balance of $1,000 and higher because it increases your chances of approval.
Lower average daily balances in the current cycle are very closely looked at in the review process.
5. Number of Deposits.
At least 5 deposits per month are desired for cash advances. Other types of loans do not have this requirement, but more are better.
More usually means you have a higher number of customers which is considered a lower risk.
4 Steps to understanding and handling this request
1. Understand Payback Months. 2. How to analyze your payback months statements . 3. Evaluate your requested amount. 4. Negotiation.
1. Understand Payback Months:
Lenders evaluating a loan request may ask for payback months statements for the previous year. This means they want the same months from 1 year ago that you would pay back any new loan this year. They use to check if you can afford an mca merchant cash advance.
Your business applies for a loan with a business lender. The lender is considering a 6 month loan for a bank statement loan to your business and asks you for payback months.
A 6 month loan will have a payback from March 2021 through August 2021. You will give the lender payback months bank statements from March 2020 through August 2020.
They want to see what your business revenues were for the same months last year. This forecasts what they expect your business to do in revenues during those same months this year.
Seasonal businesses are very susceptible to large swings in revenue during the year and can expect lenders to ask for bank statements from the previous year to compare.
2. How to analyze your payback months statements.
For 6 month loan requests, take the same 6 months from the previous year. Add up the total revenues and divide by 6.
From March through August of 2020, your company had a total of $120,000 in revenues. The average monthly revenues are $120,000 % 6 = $20,000 per month. Lenders offer 50% to 100% of average monthly revenues for most offers. $20,000 x .5 (50%)= $10,000. $20,000 x 1 (100%) = $20,000.
Offers should be $10,000 to $20,000, but may be less.
3. Evaluate your requested amount
Match your request closely with your business revenues. Do not ask for more than you can qualify for because it could cause an unnecessary decline or delay.
Ask for $20,000 if 50% of your company’s average monthly revenues = $20,000. Don’t ask for $100,000 unless you have assets to leverage for the request.
Do not state any amount and let the lender make an offer as an alternative. Lenders usually make the maximum offer regardless of your request.
Maybe your business qualifies for $20,000, but you need $25,000. Should you accept the $20,000? No! Ask for $25,000.
How? Get 2 or 3 offers from different lenders and leverage those offers with each to extract the maximum. Take the offer from 1 lender and show it to the other two.
This way, you are greatly increasing your chances of a better offer. Because 3 lenders have proof of a competing offer, they have more incentive to match and exceed their competitors.
Bank statements for the exact same months last year that lenders are considering a business loan to your company for this year.
Why am I being asked for Payback Months?
Lenders look your sales last year to help them understand if your business could make a new loan payment this year with the same sales.
Can they decline me for low revenue a year ago?
They may. The lender can decide that your business cannot afford the new payments with similar sales from last year. Explain why your sales will be higher for the same period this year, if so.
Understanding and reviewing your bank statement payback months from last year will pay off. Why? First of all, you can help avoid a decline by reviewing last year’s statements. If they are very low, go to another lender.
Also because you will have a better idea how much you qualify for, should ask for, and how to negotiate.
How to Deal a Repayment Demand when your PPP loan was not forgiven:
1. First Look For Mistakes.
The government and large bureaucratic processes often make mistakes. Look through all of the guidelines and rules. Try to pinpoint how they came to their decision, and if it was correct.
Read their own official rules in detail since analysts make mistakes. But don’t just claim a mistake. Find their mistake, detail it, and also state why it does not apply to your case.
2. Appeal the Decision.
Appeal the decision regardless of whether you find a mistake or not. This also applies even when you are not likely to win. Many times having another representative review your case results in a different decision.
Find out the details of the appeals process and follow it precisely. Also followup during the process to make sure all your borrower rights are being met per legal requirements. Backed up government processors often cannot meet certain time requirements. Failure on their part may be a basis for a reversal in the decision.
Lack of proper documentation is the easiest problem to fix. Provide the proper payroll expenses, rent roll, utility and other statements. Submit any missing information as part of the appeal.
Funds not used as intended is a common denial reason. As mentioned above, look for errors in their process. People do not find mistakes when they do not look, so review their response in detail.
Look for mistakes in the rational for why your ppp loan was not forgiven and then attack denials that are weak.
Did not fully understand
This basis for appeal is not a strong reason. However, it may be enough to a reversal of the decision in some cases.
3. Gather All Documentation to Support your Appeal.
Documentation is key, so gather and review all you information. Take a second look at your PPP expenses such as Payroll, Rent and Utilities.
Confirm whether appeals that are denied can also be appealed. Ask for time to respond to any denial in writing and also request an in person hearing.
Make a formal counter offer in writing for a settlement and also document why your business cannot pay a forgivable debt. Provide cash flow statements such as tax returns, bank statements, Profit and Loss statements and Balance Sheet supporting your argument.
4. Find other Funding Alternatives
Look for alternative funding options to shore up cash flow shortfalls from unforgiven PPP business loans.
A business’ cash flow is impacted because they did not expect to have to repay a forgivable loan. Many other small business loans can be a good fit.
Asset based loans are also a great choice to assist with cash flow until the business adjusts to the partial repayment of their ppp loan.
FAQ: Why did they not forgive my ppp loan?
Why was my PPP loan not forgiven?
PPP loan forgiveness is not granted when you do not meet the usage conditions of the ppp loan stated in the contract. The most common reasons are incorrect use of funds and time deadlines for usage.
What can I do about it?
Carefully review the reason for the decline. Read the rules for ppp funds use and check for mistakes in the decision. Sometimes decisions are flawed or not clear cut.
How can I get the decision reversed?
Appeal the decision. Prepare all the documentation needed and submit a formal appeal.
A decline of forgiveness for your PPP loan may be a shock. Take action to challenge the decision that may lead to at least a partial reversal.
Since these loans can be for large amounts, it is worth the time to see if you can change the outcome. Look for mistakes in the process, prepare your paperwork and request an appeal.
MCA lenders look at percent of monthly revenue to decide if your business can afford a cash advance, and for how much.
Apply below for programs that offer the highest cash advance percentage of monthly revenue. This means the largest approval amounts because the highest percent of your business revenue is allowed for an mca.
This is about affordability, which is the #1 reason of the Top 9
Reasons why your MCA was declined.
Programs above offer the maximum approvals for mca’s as a percentage of your monthly business revenues.
How it Affects Your MCA.
Why it is Critical.
How it is Calculated.
Should You Care?
1. How it affects your MCA:
The percent of monthly revenues that an mca merchant cash advance can be is what drives the amount of the advance offer much more compared to other qualifiers.
It also tells you the maximum amount in advance that a specific lender allows for bank statement loans. Businesses that have an existing mca with a balance will therefore know how much more that lender can offer them.
An existing advance has a daily payment of $100 per day. The cash advance company you apply with allows businesses to have a maximum 30% of their monthly gross business revenue in cash advance payments.
Further, your business has monthly revenues of $25,000. So the total amount the lender allows your business in advance payments is $25,000 X .25 = $7,500 per month in payments. $7,500 per month % 21 days = $357 day.
An approval for 9 months should therefore render a maximum $48,000 offer by that lender.
While telling the mca company about advances with a few payments left seems like a risky thing to do, they will probably not include existing advance in their calculations.
Your business has average monthly deposits in the last 3 months of $50,000 per month. The lender you apply with allows the total monthly amount
you pay on MCA advances to be a maximum of 25% of your monthly revenues.
As a result, they calculate the maximum approval as follows:
$50,000 x .25 = $12,500 per month and there are 21 daily payments or
4 weekly payments per month. So using daily payments, $12,500 % 21 = $591 / daily payment at 5 business days per week.
Another critical step in the offer amount will be how long that lender will make an offer for. Longer terms result in higher offers, so a lender that offers a 9 month term can issue an approval of approximately $80,000.
This is because the math calculated to arrive at this approval amount is as follows:
$591 x 21 = $12,411 x 9 = $111,699, so a rate factor of 1.4 means that
$111,600 % 1.4 = $79,785.
3. Should you care?
You should care because it allows you to do 2 important things:
1. Calculate what percent of your monthly business revenue any mca will be before you apply. Also calculate whether you can afford the mca based the percent of monthly sales it totals. You will also better understand what your affordability limits are for this transaction and for all future borrowing.
2. Ask the lender before applying what the maximum is they allow. You may exceed the maximum and therefore do not need to apply. Also, the maximum amount they will approve you for may be too low. This will save you time, credit inquiries, and direct you to the best small business loan options.
FAQ on mca percent of monthly revenue for an advance.
What does percent of monthly revenue for an mca mean?
It means the maximum percent of your monthly business revenue
that can be allowed for a cash advance. Most lenders cap it between
20% and 30% of your monthly business revenue.
How do I know what my maximum approval will be for?
Take the average of your last 3 months total deposits. Multiply it times .25. This is the maximum amount per month many lenders allow you to pay for a cash advance.
What if I already have an advance ?
Calculate the maximum your business can afford per month. Deduct the monthly amount you already pay from that figure. That is the difference you can still afford on a new cash advance with many programs.
Calculating the percent of monthly revenues an mca will be as a percentage of your monthly business cash flow helps you make several important decisions.
You know in advance if you are applying with a lender that can help and approve you for the entire amount needed. You can ask lenders before you apply what their maximum percentage is and go to another lender if it is not high enough.
Another benefit is it helps you get the highest offers and saves maximum time by applying with the right funders.
For these reasons, know the maximum percentage of your business’s gross monthly revenue lenders generally will allow in mca cash advances. Also check back here on how to calculate approval and offer amounts needed to qualify for using the lenders maximum percentages allowed.
How to leverage a higher quality business loan offer.
Give your preferred lender a copy of any competing approval.
Ask for better terms.
Leverage your broader relationship with the lender.
Find out why the approval was not better.
1. Show the lender a competing offer.
Give the funding source information on any other approvals you have to negotiate with them.
You are approved for $25,000 in bank statement funding, but you wanted a higher amount for more months. Your request was turned down.
However, you have existing offers from other funders. Send your preferred lender the actual approvals from another institution if it matches or beats theirs.
Effectiveness: This is often highly effective because it proves that you have multiple options. You have more negotiating power when other lenders know they are not your only choice. Providing documentation increases the pressure on your preferred lender to make concessions.
Rarely Done: Very few people think of showing one lender competing offers. The do not know that you have options from other investors. Stand out above other applicants and show competing offers.
Confidentiality: Is this confidential information? It is the same you gave the other lenders, so there isn’t anything confidential you are giving away. Your current lender already has the information, so it is not confidential.
The key conditions of the business loan offer are:
Amount: You can ask for approximately a 10% increase since some funding programs have the discretion to increase the approval by a small amount. Give a relevant reason why your business is asking for the higher amount.
Number of Months: The number of months often has some room for negotiation. Ask for a 3-6 month bump instead of 12.
Rates: Better rates are often hard to negotiate. The funding source will generally give you the rate that matches your risk profile. Negotiating rates may be easier when it is a brokered transaction and there are points or fees in the deal.
Check to see if there are different programs with the same funding source that would be a better fit. Doing so may give your business better terms automatically just by switching to another program.
Also ask the representative about features and benefits. There may be incentives and benefits in the existing approval that are already available just by asking for them.
3. Leverage any broader relationship with lender.
Applicants often have an existing relationship with the lender they apply with.
Deposit Relationship: Make sure the funding source considers any deposit accounts into their decision because automated programs skip this review in their processing.
Borrowing History: Any good previous borrowing history should factor into the approval decision.
4. Find out why the offer was not stronger.
Contact a loan officer and ask them why terms were not more favorable, such a higher loan amount, number of months and rate. Take a close look at those reasons and decide if you can overcome them right away rather than taking more time to fix them.
Example: Getting your credit score increased will take too long to help you right now. Getting updated financials showing your business in a stronger financial situation is faster and therefore could be used to get an improved business loan offer quickly.
FAQ: Frequently asked Questions on getting a superior business loan approval:
How can I get a better offer?
You may get better terms if you have multiple offers and show them to the lender you want. Tell them they need to beat the other offers in order for your business to close with them.
Will the Lender negotiate?
They are most likely to negotiate if they are given an incentive to do so. Applicants who prove they can close with another funding source and are prepared to do so will often get a negotiated closing.
What if I don’t get better terms from the lender?
Apply with other programs if you are likely to get multiple offers. After getting 2 other approvals, go back to the lender you want to close with and negotiate to get better terms.
Conclusion: Take advantage of easy ways to get better terms.
Most applicants do not push for better terms from lenders and as a result, sometimes miss easy chances to get a stronger deal.
Taking other approvals and asking your favorite lender to beat them always gives you a strong chance of getting concessions. Ask for better terms and use any existing and previous relationships when negotiating. You will probably greatly increase your chances of getting an improvement on the original approval!
When there are several owners with similar shareholder percentages, it is difficult to complete many basic transactions such as sales with vendors, contracts and contract changes.
Shareholder percent of assets.
Assets that are in the company name are owned by all of the owners.
There is excellent business financing against vehicles with monthly payments. Carefully review how shareholders are specifically listed on all assets, including on titles for loans against vehicles.
Selling, negotiating, or transferring joint business assets
Assets in the company name with multiple owners must have the approval of all of them for any changes. Everyone must agree and sign for the sale, transfer and any loan against an asset.
Anyone excluded from the sale invalidates that sale.
Selling with multiple owners.
All must approve and sign any sales contract when the company is sold. One party cannot sell it alone.
Ownership control of Checking and savings accounts
Checking, savings and other commercial accounts can be opened without all owners. Authorized signer information is keep on file by financial institutions.
One signer also cannot remove another signer from the account. Other signers must agree to their own removal. If one owner wants to be on an account alone, they can open a business checking account with themselves as the only signer.
They should check what the banks’ rules are for making changes. Changes such as closing an account, withdrawing money are difficult later without specific documentation.
Changing stakeholder percentage.
Update the articles of incorporation or organization to increase or decrease these sipercentages. The articles may vary by state.
Many times, corporate articles do not list share percentages. Most articles list principals such as President, Vice president, CEO and officers. The lender does not have the breakdown.
A big reason businesses fail is disputes between owners, including who has the authority to make decisions and complete transactions. Including specific percentages and shares owned eliminates many future disputes. New corporations should include this information in their paperwork.
Use addendums and corporate change paperwork to add this information. Another option is to add a notarized corporate change resolution or additional information page. File these with the Secretary of State.
FAQ: Frequently asked Questions:
Do I need 100% ownership to get a business loan?
100% is not always needed to get a small business financing. Programs are available with percent ownership below 80% and as low as 25 in some cases.%.
Does my business partner have to sign if they don’t want to?
Partners do not have to sign when one has enough ownership. Ask the lender what is required for closing.
Can I remove my partner from the business to get a loan?
No, and you cannot remove your partner without their approval in general. Lenders do not want quick changes just to get the funding. Get approval from the funding source first before attempting this.
Conclusion: Business loans closed with one signer has major advantages
As described, one company shareholder with the authority to close a loan has many advantages. They can make all the decisions on their own. They do not have to discuss and get agreement from others, which is often a major hurdle. This includes financing and applying for working capital loans.
Choose financing that funds and closes with one owner. Find out the requirements from the lender and make changes to your company profile for insufficient shareholder percentage, if needed.
There are several ways to reverse a business loan decline into an approval fast. A lot depends on the reasons. Some can be handled in days and you can change a denial into an approval with these easy fixes.
Apply below now for programs such as bank statement loans that specialize in dealing with common decline reasons.
Bureau scores that are too low are among the most common declines. Many people believe it takes years to improve their file and that they have to pay a credit repair agency to fix their negative reportings.
Incorrectly Reported Bureau Information:
Many times, information reported by the consumer reporting agency is incorrect. Review your report and look for inaccuracies. You can often get corrections and deletions updated within weeks. Once you have identified the incorrect trade line reports, you can dispute it yourself with the reporting agencies, or hire a credit repair agency.
You will have already done much of the work just by reviewing your file in detail. Doing the rest yourself lets you follow up faster and dispute it again if the reporting agency puts the same slow pay items back on your file.
Outdated Bureau Information
Sometimes outdated information hurts your scores. An old account may still be showing on your report that has been paid. A balance on a current account can be much higher on the bureau than the true balance. Some creditors do not report every month. Disputing or updating outdated trade lines in your file can often increase your bureau scores. Tell investors when you really owe less than what the bureau shows. That improves your ability to pay new debt.
Scores Too Low:
Often, your current scores are too low. Taking the actions above should increase your score because fewer derogatory and outdated items will be on your file. Your bureau scores will jump quickly and may trigger a reverse of a loan decline. Other funders may approve your company with higher scores as well.
2. Debt to Income ratio too high or cannot afford new payment.
Debt to income ratio is the percentage of fixed monthly debt divided by monthly gross income. This is often calculated as part of the credit review process.
For example: A borrower has monthly income of $5,000 and fixed obligations of $2,000. Their d/i ratio is $2,000 % $5,000 = 40%.
If a borrower’s percentage is too high, they may be rejected. Businesses with higher gross sales than others are likely to have more discretionary income with the exact same debt ratio. If you can afford the payment, then document your cash flow. Contact the lender and show them your company’s disposable income figures. Prove that you can make the payment and ask to appeal the denial.
3. Insufficient Cash Flow
Lenders may look at your overall cash flow. Many require a minimum amount of annual company sales to even be considered for financing. Many calculate the maximum loan or mca as a percent of your monthly revenue.
Funding sources that reject for this reason often do so in part on the most recent tax return figures. Your most recent business tax return is already dated. Provide a year to date YTD Profit & Loss statement and Balance Sheet when the current year is stronger than the previous one. Doing so may justify approving a request that originally did not pass the approval process.
If your current year is about the same as the previous, then you would need to figure out other debt or income information that could potentially reverse the denial. For example, large new customers that are new will increase revenues substantially.
4. Too many recent inquiries.
Denials from inquiries can happen if the owner(s) have recently been making purchases that require financing, or new services that require a credit check. Lenders have become more savvy at assessing these, but their automated reviews are not perfect and may not account for inquiries that should not be counted.
Many financing programs use a soft pull instead of a hard pull. However, some programs use a soft pull initially to make an offer but still do a hard pull later before closing.
If a lot of your inquiries are from shopping for consumer goods, or related to living expenses such as utilities, then document these. Contact the funding source and show them what the inquires were for, and they may re-consider their original decision.
5. Ownership percentage not enough.
Applicants must have at least 80% or higher ownership in the company to be able to close most financing on their own. Many lenders require a higher percentage such as 95%, and often full 100% ownership.
Discuss this with the other owners. 100% ownership is required for most financing so they may be required to sign. Your enterprise will eliminate itself from good options if one owner with less than 100% ownership wants to get funding on their own.
There are exceptions for owners with very strong credit and assets. Owners with bureaus over 700 and a strong personal financial statement may be offer a guarantee by themselves with less than 100% ownership. However, many investors will not consider any request with less than 100% of the owners applying, no matter how strong any one owner is.
6. Unacceptable or No Financial Statements or Tax Returns.
Some financing requires financial statements that the applicant does not have and is rejected as a result. This usually includes the most recent 2 to 3 years personal and business tax returns, current interim financial statements and bank statement payback months for the same repayment months the new financing will be for.
Gather and provide the missing items and request your application to be reconsidered.
In other cases, financial statements were not acceptable. This normally means the gross or net income was not high enough, or not enough the cover the new payment. A decline may result from just having one lower sales year out of the last three. They want to see steady or increasing business revenues annually or they will not approve the request.
Alternative Options: Look for other programs if this is required.
7. Recent Low Bank Balances or Overdrafts.
Even with a strong company and personal profile, recent low bank balances or overdrafts may be a source of rejection.
Your may need the cash because of a recent slow sales. Many lenders are not forgiving to recent slow cash flow and overdrafts. Applicants believe recent low sales is why they should be approved for funding. Funding sources believe low sales in the last quarter is why a borrower wont’ be able to pay and therefore don’t make the offer.
Alternative Option: Look for another lending program, or wait 30 to 60 days for your cash flow to rebound some, then apply. If you can wait, first ask if it will make a difference. Consider other sources when your request will not be reviewed again later.
Discuss your recent cash flow or overdraft issues in depth with the lender that rejected your business. They will tell you they will reconsider it, but are very unlikely to change their original decision to an approval. Many investors must consider all requests, whenever made. Talk to them about fixes to previous issues before re-applying.
FAQ: Frequently asked Questions on how to reverse a business loan decline fast:
How can a decline be reversed?
The reasons can very often be quickly corrected or improved by making relatively easy updates or changes, such as ownership percentage. Ask the lender if the changes you make may cause them to change their decision before you re-apply.
Can the decision be overturned into an approval fast?
Many changes can be made within days that allow a lender to reconsider the request. Other changes will take longer but may still be accomplished within 30 or 60 days.
What if I can’t wait?
If you do not have the time to make corrections, then the best approach is to consider another type of funding that will not give you the same negative result. Talk to other lenders in advance before applying.
Conclusion: Change a business loan decline into an approval
Do not believe that nothing can be done after your business does not get an offer. Reverse a business loan decline into an approval today. Having documentation, a strong rationale and persistence are key to turning a no into a yes.
Sometimes the wait may be weeks, but the result can be reversed in the end.
You will understanding what can be corrected and this is information to use in your favor to get the funding needed!
How to keep a lender from taking too much collateral:
Ask about collateral requirements.
Don’t offer all of your assets upfront.
Negotiate the requirements.
Negotiate lien releases during the loan.
1. Ask for all collateral requirements before you apply
Finding out during the loan process that collateral you don’t have is required is too late. Ask what is needed before you apply.
2. Don’t offer all of your Assets up front.
Do not voluntarily offer too much collateral at the beginning of the process. You may be required to provide a listing of what you own later. First give a general description or possibly a personal financial statement.
This prevents the lender from automatically taking all of your assets as security for the transaction. Don’t give them something valuable upfront they did not ask for. Use this as a negotiating chip. Compare their loan offer to the value of your assets. Calculate the loan to value, or LTV.
3. Negotiate the assets required
Many investors will automatically take as much as they can, even if it may not be required to cover their risk and exposure. Banks and the SBA do this commonly. Many will take 5 to 10 times as much collateral as they need just because they said they wanted it. This contradicts what is expected with ethical business loans, but is standing in traditional banking.
After you have gotten an approval, push the funding source to take only the security they need. They may refuse, but you should ask anyway. Calculate the dollar amount of the principal + interest. Figure out how much in assets they need to cover the debt and how much more they are requiring. Check if assets are jointly owned if you have less than 100% ownership percentage in the business.
If their request far exceeds what they need to protect themselves, then present them with your calculations and valuations. This will be your proof, best case, and put the most pressure on them to lower their requirements.
4. Negotiate a release of lien during pay down.
You pay down the balance during the term of the loan, beginning with the first payment. The balance usually goes down much faster than the value of the assets. Sometimes, asset values go up instead of down.
If multiple pieces of Real Estate are being held, then negotiate before closing. Try to get them to agree in writing to release pieces after the balance has been paid down enough to still cover their debt. A condition may be timely payments and no other violations of the contract on your part.
Another option is getting a lender to subordinate their debt . This may be required because the new funder may not want to take a lien position behind the others. If you want to close the transaction, then you can approach the existing lien holders and ask them subordinate their position. They will then need to complete a subordination agreement.
Equipment transactions can be handled the same way. Ask for agreement ahead of time that pieces of equipment will be released from the lien as the balance is paid down. It is tough to get this approved but make the request because late in the loan the balance will be low.
Since the balance will go down faster than the value of the collateral, remind them that their risk position gets better every month after closing.
FAQ: Keeping a Lender from taking too much Collateral:
What is too much collateral?
When lenders approve a loan and take much more collateral than they need to safely cover the balance if you default. Banks routinely take excessive security on their transactions.
Can the lender take as much collateral as they want?
Funding sources take as much collateral as they want or you are willing to give them. Do not offer all of your assets in advance without negotiating for less. How can I keep the lender from taking all my assets for the loan?
Find out program collateral requirements from the lender ahead of time. Negotiate the collateral terms right after an approval. This is when you have the most leverage to get changes.
Many lenders often ask for all the collateral you have available.
Most people and businesses believe they do not have any say, influence or choice in this decision. They do. The borrower may not get the lender to lower their collateral requirements much, but they sometimes have success. It depends on the source, the transaction, and how you negotiate.
Ask for reasonable concessions and justify your request. This may include calculations, valuations and other proof. You will get some of what you want more often than you think.
Consider 7 ways, detailed further below to maximize your borrowing strength.
1. Understand Loan To Value, also called LTV. 2. How to use the equity in your assets. 3. Negotiate. 4. Know the risk of loss. 5. Get the highest % funding against collateral. 6. How does credit affect the percentage? 7. How can an appraisal help?
7 ways to use loan to value to help get the money you want.
1. Loan to value: How it works:
LTV is the amount a lender offers as a percent of the value of any asset they take as collateral.
Your business applies for capital. The lender wants collateral as security and tells you real estate is required. Because you need a large business loan, you agree and pledge residential real estate.
Your home is worth $300,000. The lender has a maximum LTV policy of 75% against real estate.
In this example, the maximum amount would be $300,000 X .75%
= $225,000. If your home is free and clear and the lender agrees to a 75% LTV, then expect $225,000.
Example # 2
Instead of real estate, you put up equipment or vehicles. The amount offered will be much lower. 35% to 60% is the most common range, depending on the lender and only based on the equipment they choose to accept. Lenders rarely are interested in all of the equipment available but may take a blanket lien anyway.
You provided an equipment list with $100,000 in equipment. The maximum Loan to value, LTV is $30% but you are only getting $15,000. What happened? The lender likely only is interested in $50,000 of the $100,000 in equipment. As a result $50,000 X .30% = $15,000.
2. Use valued assets to boost your Approval amount.
Example # 1:
A business loan applicant qualifies for $25,000 in business bank statement loans, but they really need $75,000. The borrower pledges their vehicles and construction equipment to try to get more.
The retail value on the equipment is $150,000 and the lender comes back with a 40% LTV. This equals $60,000 combined with the $25,000 the unsecured option. Combining the two, the lender is agreeing to a maximum of $85,000. By using the 40% loan to value against the equipment, the borrower is able to boost the offer by $60,000.
Knowing this, applicants can estimate what lenders will do in advance for the collateral they have. The borrower can use that information to decide if they should apply for an unsecured line, or secured with assets.
Almost all borrowers think they cannot negotiate and do not have any power when it comes to the borrowing process. The borrower does not have the upper hand, but they can get a lot by taking the right steps at the right time.
Negotiate during the request. Even if they decline what you are negotiating for, you may still get other improved terms if you had only asked for them.
Ask for higher amounts, longer terms, better rates and early payoff terms. The lenders is not going to give you better terms unless you ask for them.
First decide if it is worth it to use your assets to get money?
If you must have more money, then you must use your assets. Strong cash flow and credit are the best ways to get an unsecured business or personal loan instead.
The borrower has to decide if the risk they go past due is high and whether they can afford to lose the collateral. The risk is high when the borrower cannot run the business without the equipment.
5. How to get the highest % Loan against the value of assets.
Listed stocks, certificate of deposits and any other liquid security usually brings the highest loan amount. This can be up to 100% because while the balance owed goes down, the value of this collateral does not. Listed stocks is an exception that can decrease in value.
Real Estate also brings a high loan amount as a percent of it’s market value. Most real estate backed transactions are in the 65% to 85% of the market value.
After real estate, percentages drop down a lot. Equipment usually brings between 35% and 50%. Traditional banks rarely makes these types of deals and usually only offer 10% to 15%.
6. How credit affects LTV Loan to value
Credit scores have a strong impact. The same applicant with a 700 credit score may get a higher approval than a 575 credit score with the exact same profile.
Lenders will approve more on secured transactions for borrowers with a higher credit score. Lower credit scores are always considered a higher risk and the numbers go down.
An applicant with a 725 bureau score uses their free and clear commercial property to get financing. The property is worth $1,000,000. They go to a bank that approves a maximum 75% loan to value against real estate.
This applicant that has a 725 credit score gets funding with a 75% LTV, which equals $750,000.
An applicant with a 600 credit score gets a 60% LTV maximum, which equals $600,000. This is common in practice. In this case, an applicant can get $125,000 more or less, depending on their credit score.
7. Valuations: How appraisals fit in
Many asset based loan offers use valuation tables and market estimates to arrive at the amount.
Provide any recent appraisals you have that are less than 6 months old. Doing so should protect you from getting low balled.
Consider ordering an appraisal when you get an approval you think is too far below market value. Lenders tend to make conservative estimates that help them, not you.
FAQ on Loan to Value.
What is Loan to Value?
The amount a lender will offer as a percentage of the market value of assets. Collateral valued at $100,000 with a 60% loan to value may result in an offer of up to $60,000.
How can loan to value help me?
It helps borrowers decide whether to apply for secured or unsecured financing. It also helps them understand what types of collateral give the lender. The biggest benefit is that is brings larger approvals.
What can I do to get a higher offer?
Call the lender and ask what types of collateral they will accept and what percentage they will loan against it. Real Estate will bring the highest amounts.
Why is the lender approving such a low amount compared to the value of my asset?
It is usually because they only offer a maximum percent of the value depending on the type. They want to get their money in case of a default by approving far less than the market value.
Negotiating after you have been approved may get you some concessions in terms from the lender. Ask for a higher amount when you know the offer is too low compared to the market value.
Understanding what loan to value is and how to use it can help you get approvals for higher amounts and terms more favorable to you!
1. Request a lien release. 2. Lender takes a 2nd lien position 3. Payoff the lien with proceeds.
3 Ways to use an asset with a loan on it as collateral for a new loan.
1. Ask for a release of lien:
Call the existing lien holder and ask them to release the UCC lien. Read here for more about what UCC Liens are. Lenders often take much more collateral than they need because they want to cover any losses on defaults. They sometimes even take all of a business’ assets instead of only they need. They over collateralize the loan and improve their loan to value position. Most borrowers think that is only way it will be and do not object. The lender wins by default just by asking for more than they deserve.
The lender may agree to release a certain piece or more of the collateral they are holding. This works best when they have many pieces of collateral and you have already paid a lot of the loan down with timely payments.
Push the lender hard on loans you have paid down significantly as agreed.
Negotiation Example: 2 years ago, you took out a 4 year business loan for $100,000 and your current balance is $40,000. The lender took 4 pieces of construction equipment worth $25,000 each and all payments have been on time.
Telling the loan company they still have enough collateral and maybe more than when the loan was originally closed.
The loan to value, LTV, may now be lower than when the loan closed. In those cases, you have paid the loan loan down faster than the equipment depreciated during that time.
If they agree, follow up to verify your asset has been released at the Secretary of State, also known as the SOS. Push hard to get a release as you may need the extra collateral, especially for a larger business loan.
2. New lender takes a second position.
They can take a 2nd position lien on the collateral.
This works best with real estate that has a lot of equity in it. The new loan provider can be the 2nd lien holder against the Real Estate.
Example: A first position lender has a lien on commercial real estate. The property is worth $500,000 and the current balance is $100,000. The new lender makes a loan for $50,000 and then takes a 2nd lien on the property behind the 1st lien holder. 2nd and even 3rd positions are usually limited to real estate or cash flow financing.
3. New loan proceeds are used to payoff the loan
The existing loan balance on the asset is paid off. This happens most often when the balance on the loan is very low. As part of closing, the 1st lien is paid off and that amount is debited from the proceeds of the new loan.
For Example: Your business is closing a loan for $50,000 using equipment as collateral. There is a first lien holder on the equipment and that loan has a payoff balance of $10,000. At closing, the new lender sends a check for the payoff amount to the first lien holder and takes a 1st position on the collateral.
FAQ on getting a business loan using assets with a lien .
Can I use equipment with a loan on it as collateral?
Lenders may take a 2nd position on the collateral. In most cases, they will not make a loan if there is a lien on the asset and it is not paid off.
Do I have to payoff the loan first?
You will have to payoff the loan in many cases. Some real estate and cash flow loans may not require a payoff of the 1st lien holder. This will vary by lender depending on their guidelines.
Can a lender payoff the loan on my collateral?
Lenders can payoff the loan on your collateral. The process is faster when the lender pays off the loan because they will verify and also handle the payoff.
Can I get a loan before I have the title in hand?
Ask the lender if they are willing to close the loan and request payoff and title from the lender holding the title as part of closing. You will have to have the title in hand if they are not willing to do that.
Getting a business loan using assets with a lien is possible.
Find out the lender’s requirements early in the process. If allowed, there may be extra steps that can take a few days. Start right away and you can close a few days sooner.
Between a release of lien, a 2nd position, or payoff, there are several creative ways you may be able to use collateral that has a loan on it right now to get a new loan.
If not, find out if other lenders have different criteria that will allow you to use encumbered collateral. Checking into these options often lets borrowers get loans they never would have gotten otherwise.
Lowering MCA Payments. Is it a good idea, or not? Why would you not lower your cash advance payments if it will help your cash flow?
There are significant advantages, and disadvantages to lowering your daily cash advance payments. Disadvantages can include large extra fees, difficulty getting future business loans and being declared in default.
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The lender has agreed to lowering mca payments for you. …….But should you do it?
Pros to Lowing MCA Payments:
1. Immediate Cash Flow Relief:
Lowered payments will give your business the immediate relief it needs from daily advance payments. How much it helps will depend on how many advances you have, how much the payments are lowered, and for how long. Switching to fluctuating payments based on sales is another solution.
2. Saving Your Business
If you have stacked daily advance payments, first find out from all the advance companies if they will lower the payments, for how much and how long. It may turn out that the savings are not enough.
Calculating this ahead of time will help you figure out if you should go forward or not. Some advance companies may lower the payments and others will refuse. The amount they will lower and for how long is different from one company to another, but the savings can be significant.
Acme inc has 2 daily cash advance payments. Each payment is $200 per day. $200 per business day times 21 business days per month = $4,200. Two advances means $4,200 times 2 = $8,400.
Each cash advance company agrees to lower the payments in half, to $100 per day for 21 days. $100 per business day times 21 = $2,100 per month. 2 advances = $2,100 times 2 = $4,200.
The total savings is $8,400 – $4,200 = $4,200 per month. This is significant and your business may need to go this route if it makes the difference between staying in business or going out of business.
3. Avoiding Default
Lowering payments may prevent an outright default. It will depend on what your contract says and discussions with each lender. Many official defaults can be avoided by negotiating with the lenders and having a clear agreement that they will not designate and list your account as a default. Check with the other owners when your business ownership percentage is less than 100%.
Lowering cash advance payments will be considered a negative to funding companies. Your account will be flagged. Other lenders will see that your payments were lowered and may decline future requests.
2. It can still be a Default.
Lowering cash advance payments almost always is a default per the original contract you signed.
It is very important to negotiate a non default into your agreement when you lower payments. Your account may be tagged and put into a database that still lists your business as a default account. You may not even know this happened in spite coming to an agreement with the lender.
3. Additional fees and other charges.
Lowering payments still means that your business did not meet the terms of the original agreement. The advance company did not get payments they originally required.
They may impose a large additional fee as part of the agreement to lower payments. This fee is often added to the end of the contract. Your payments are temporarily lowered but the number of payments is extended.
This may still be better than missing payments and having an outright default, but factor this possibility into your decision. The fees can often be significant, so ask about them when negotiating.
4. Trouble getting money later.
Lowering cash advance payments will be considered a negative to other funding companies. Your account will be flagged. Other lenders will see that your payments were lowered and may decline any request.
This is basically a delinquency on your record and will make future borrowing harder. Your business will be declined more often. This derogatory on your record may last for years. As a result, your business may have additional problems getting financing.
FAQ on Lowering cash advance payments.
How can I lower my cash advance payments?
Call the merchant cash advance company and ask for your payments to be lowered. You must provide a verifiable and critical business reason. So make the request before you start missing payments.
Does it hurt me to lower payments?
Your account may be listed as having lowered payments in databases that can be seen by other lenders. It can hurt future requests for business funding depending on the lender and type of financing.
Does lowering payments mean I defaulted?
It depends on the lender, as well as the original contract and your negotiations with them. Read the contract first before contacting the lender. Make sure they do not declare a default, otherwise your account may still be declared that way without you even being aware of it.
Lowering mca payments should only be done as one of the later stage options you choose to improve your cash flow. There are negative consequences that can be significant.
Once you choose this option, it needs to be handled in a systematic way. Decide which advances you need payments lowered on and make a plan to show the lender. Explain why you need payments lowered, how much and for how long.
Prove to the lender that you will be able to resume regular payments and then keep making those regular payments.
If you have multiple advances, it is critical to take them all into consideration. Address them all at one time, rather than a scattered approach and your cash flow should be sustainable for the long term!
How to get a business loan with missed MCA payments:
Steps and tips on how to get a business loan after missing mca payments.
Tools needed: internet connection, computer, phone. Supplies needed: Time available
Step 1 Evaluate your missed payments.
The number missed is important. Missing 1, 2 or 3 payments is considered minor and should not prevent your business from being approved for more unsecured type bank statement loan funding.
Missing more than 3 consecutive daily advance payments may trigger denials with other lenders. Bringing your account current is the best first step to get new funding.
Communicate with the lender during the process. Regardless of the outcome, it almost always causes the lender not to take more adverse action against you when behind. It will also make new funding much easier.
Step 2 Match funding options
Tip: Begin a search for other funding options. Start the search broadly with other programs that your business may qualify for. Decide which programs are the best fit for your business.
Look at the qualifying requirements for other programs. Eliminate those programs that your business likely could not qualify for. Prioritize and choose programs you can get approved for instead of programs you prefer.
Step 3 Apply
Apply for the best matching program that allows for recent missed payments on other financing. Talk to a representative before applying when possible.
Tip: Give them information on your overall profile and discuss your chances. If it is still a good fit, then apply.
Step 4 Close approval
Review terms and conditions of any approval offer. Close the transaction if your business can handle the payments and the funding will assist in generating future revenue.
Step 5 Make a plan after denial.
If the request remains a denial, then make a plan. Understand the decline reasons. There may still be a chance to reverse the decision and get an approval. Try this first. Consider applying with other lenders when you cannot get approved.
Apply with other lenders. If that still does not work, do not stop the process.
Begin working on correcting the reasons that were used for denial during the first funding request. Whether it is credit, financials, or cash flow, try to improve this month over month until your profile meets the requirements of the previous lenders.
FAQ: How to get a business loan with missed mca payments:
Can I get a business loan with missed mca payments?
Yes, you can get a business loan with missed mca payments. Review the decline reasons with the lender to see if the decline can be reversed. Finally, you can work on correcting the denial reasons to get funding.
Can I get another cash advance after missing payments?
It is possible to get another approval. An offer will depend in part on how many were not made, when they happened, and if they are still past due. Getting the account current is the most important step. Staying in frequent communication with the lender will help your chances as well.
Do missed cash advance payments show on my credit?
Untimely payments do not show up on your personal credit report if the lender has not declared a default. Default accounts may show up on personal or business credit. Check your contract. It may provide information on how and when the lender reports delinquencies.
Being declined for missed mca payments is something that can be overcome. Don’t wait several months to get funding.
Try to reverse the decline decision with any current lender. Look for lenders that will approve your profile the way it is now. Then work on correcting all your main decline reasons for the future.
This program is excellent for
Companies that expect to have big swings in business revenue due to the covid-19 pandemic after they open.
Businesses that want to establish a partner relationship with a lender.
With this program, the most recent 3 months bank statements are not required.
Typical Existing Programs
Almost all current programs require the most recent three months bank statements and a month to date statement.
Why? Underwriting wants to see how the company’s cash flow has been over the most recent months. They take the average of those 3 months and issue an approval based on the average.
Example: A business provides statements for the last 90 days and has the following total deposits during that time.
The average per month is calculated as follows:
$35,000 % 3 = $11,666 per month. In this example, the lender can make an offer knowing that the business brings in an average of $11,666 month.
Lenders cannot calculate an average with only the numbers for the last 30 days. If the business deposited $10,000 in July, then the lender will make an offer based just on that 30 day total.
An offer may be slightly lower, but the business has the opportunity to get a higher renewal offer quickly. As sales increase, the business can get a much higher renewal offer.
FAQ on business loans with only 1 months bank statement.
Can we get a loan with just 1 month’s bank statement?
Yes. You only need to provide the first month’s statement as a brand new business. Businesses that had a strong month since the 1st of the current month can provide a month to date statement to get a higher offer.
What if our first month had low sales?
You may still be able to get a starter offer. As your sales grow, you will be offered higher amounts quickly. This is a relationship product that your business can use like a Line of Credit.
Can we get approved with only a few weeks in business?
You only need 4 weeks or more in business. If the business began the previous month, then provide information since the beginning of the new month. This can be a MTD Month to Date statement.
New businesses have limited or no funding options. This new program allows them to get capital after only 1 month.
Even better, a relationship is established with the lender. The borrower can get more working capital sooner and for larger amounts as the relationship is developed.
1. Give fully accurate information. 2. Don’t withhold anything critical. 3. Do not volunteer information. 4. Do not answer if you are unsure.
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The lender is making the borrower closing call to you.
4 Top ways to insure the merchant loan closing call is successful and you get funds.
1. Give fully accurate information:
When the lender calls, always accurately answer every question.
Even for minor issues, always give completely accurate answers. This also includes clarifying things. You may be asked about the most recent cash flow in the account since the beginning of the most current month, also known as month to date or MTD statement. The lender may want to know if your cash flow has changed since the beginning of the month. Make sure your balance is not low when the loan closes. Having about three times the daily payment is safe.
The business address on the application is a mailing address rather than the physical address. The lender confirms the business address with you. Let the lender know the address listed on the application is not the physical address for the business. Give them the physical address if they ask for one.
Another example is if the lender asks if you are the owner. If there are more owners, let them know about each one.
Other examples can include giving updated information on the company such as product lines, website detail and a full explanation of what the company does.
2. Don’t withhold critical information
If you have important updates that the lender does not know, tell them or give them an update during the live merchant loan closing call.
Any updates not provided before closing can backfire and cause major problems later. Even if one of these reasons means your business loan does not close, it is better to work through the issues now.
Example # 1:
A company buyout. You are in negotiations to sell the company and have not told the lender. This is critical information they would definitely want to know and likely would not approve the request if they knew.
Example # 2:
You are 1 of 2 owners of the business guaranteeing the loan. You plan on buying out the other owner after closing. It would be advisable to tell the lender what your plans are. The lender approved the funding based on the current owners of the business. If the lender knew one of the guarantors will be bought out shortly after closing, they may not approve the request.
Example # 3:
The IRS or state is filing a tax lien against you personally, or your business.
If you need money to pay irs business taxes and the IRS or State is about to file a lien against you or your business, it is risky not to tell the lender about this.
The loan contract may say the lender needs to be made aware of any impending liens that may be filed against you. Not disclosing this type of information could be considered a violation of the contract.
Example # 4:
Outstanding liens on assets. The lender does a search of existing liens and may not find your listed assets as encumbered. The lender must be told about any liens they did not find in their search.
Sometimes previous lenders may have put a blanket lien on assets and those assets are not itemized at the Secretary of State. Such liens are sometimes called a lien on all assets, including furniture, fixtures and equipment. This type of lien may not list a specific asset, but still includes that asset. Tell the lender which specific pieces of equipment are encumbered.
3. Do not volunteer information
In general, do not give information that you are not being asked about.
Providing anything not asked for has the potential of stopping the closing. You may be telling them something they did not know about and will not like. Even if it is minor, it may be enough to cause the loan status to be put on hold and then declined.
4. Do not answer if you are unsure.
Many times we want to get tasks over with. This causes us to sometimes answer questions when we are not completely sure about our answer. Don’t do this! If you are not sure, tell the lender you will check and call them back.
A merchant loan call is when a lender is about to close and fund a loan. One of the closing requirements is they call the borrower just before funding to confirm their identity and the loan request.
What do I say on a loan closing call?
Always give correct information. Do not withhold anything critical. Also do not volunteer any information or answer questions when you are unsure.
What if I fail a borrower closing call?
Call the lender to find out if the problem is something that can be corrected in the short term to still fund the loan. If not, get a full understanding of why the call was not satisfactory.
If you cannot get the decision reversed, apply with other lenders and eliminate the issues on your next approval before the closing phase.
Loan closing calls for businesses are a quick, but important part of the completion process.
Do not take the call when you are in the middle of another task. Try to find out when the lender will call and what the questions will be about.
Mostly, just answer the questions accurately and thoroughly. If there is a misunderstanding or the lender does not know something important, correct and update them.
The lenders want to close the transaction. They are looking for every reasonable way to close rather than decline. If there are still issues, then discuss them with the lender. They will give you the best plan to get past any hurdles and send funds to your account.
This should result in a quick closing process and funding!
Don’t get declined for failing a bank account verification or Decisionlogic to get a business loan or a Cash Advance. Total Deposits. Look at the total deposits into your business checking account for the current month.
You want the dollar amount to be on track for the current month or not more than about 25% less than the average for the last 4 months. If it’s much more than that your offer may be reduced or declined.
STEP 2: (Part 1) Minimum Balance
TIP: Know the minimum amount you need to have in your account at the time of the bank verification or decision logic. Often it’s a multiple of the payment, either daily, weekly, bi-weekly Or monthly.
Example: If your payment is $90 per day 5 days a week, then the minimum you should have in your account is about $270 for a cash advance and many other business loans. If the payment is $500 per week, then you should have at least $500 in the
business account but better $1,000 or more. If the payment is $1,000 a month, then you should have at least $1,000 but
Better $2,000 or more in the account.
TIP: If you do not have the minimum amount needed to close, it is better to wait few days or longer until you do, or you may be declined right before closing.
STEP 2: (Part II) Overdrawn: video says step 2
Review recent overdrafts for the last 4 months in your account. Your account should not be overdrawn at the time you do the bank account verification or Decisionlogic, your business will be declined if you are.
TIP: If you are overdrawn, you must wait until the account has a positive balance. If you’ve recently been overdrawn more than 2 or 3 days in a row, the lender may decline for that reason.
TIP: If your business account was overdrawn a total of 5 days or
More per month during each of the last 4 months, that may trigger a decline.
Step 3: Review NSF’s for the last 4 months in your account.
TIP: NSF’s: Also known as insufficient funds are charges that were rejected by your bank or debits that were paid but overdrew the account.
The bank account verification looks at the NSF’s since the beginning of the month. You should not have more than about 5 or 6 average per month NSF’s during the current month.
In summary, the lender will look at your current balance, and for the month to date since the beginning of the month, your total deposits, NSF’s and overdrafts and make a pass or fail decision.
STEP 4: Complete
TIP: If you pass, this is often the last step. In some cases, final verifications of the business and owners are completed. If it is the last step, you will be funded.
If you fail the bank account verification, try to find out from the lender what the problem was. You may be able to fix it in a few days such as low current balance or too many overdrafts or NSF’s in the current month. The lender may be able to fund you after a week or two of good balances and cash flow.
If your cash flow had more problems, the lender may tell you to wait longer and do the bank account verification after that. Work closely with the lender to find out how long that is. For more details tap on the end screen or go to smallbusinesssloansdepot.com
Have at least 2 to 3 times the new payment available. No negative days, NSF’s or Overdrafts in the last week and less than 5 in any of the last 3 months. Recent average numbers should be strong. No new loans taken out in the current month.
1. 3 Times the Loan Payment.
The current balance must be positive. An overdrawn will result in an immediate decline.
At the time of the check, have at least 2 to 3 times the amount of the new payment. If you do not, you may be declined. Do not move forward with the review with less than twice the new payment. For more info on how to successfully get a loan of this type, you can watch the How to get a Bank Statement Loan Video.
If the new payment is $400, then you should try to have $800 to $1,200 available to help insure you will pass a Decisionlogic verification. If you have less, it puts the closing at a higher risk and your recent activity will then be very closely reviewed in the decision process. 2. No Negative Days.
The most recent week should have no negative days. On statements they usually appear towards the end of the statement.
Don’t worry too much. Any in the last week will not automatically result in your approval being reversed and declined. One overdrawn for a small amount and NSF will often be overlooked. If you had more than one overdrawn day, the risk of a reversal of the approval increases. You want a maximum of 5 total negatives in any of the last 3 months bank statements to get funding. 3. Strong Average Balances
The current month’s average daily balances should be strong. The amount depends a lot on your overall business sales and any new debt. For smaller businesses getting less than $25,000, it can be as low as $1,000 and still be approved. Pay close attention to this if your business has had recent low sales.
Businesses with higher annual revenues must have higher average balances in their checking account.
Lenders look at this number to help them decide if the business will have the cash flow to handle expenses and all required payments. Strong average balances will help you successfully pass a decisionlogic review. 4. No New Loans
Your business should not have taken out any new loans during the last 30 days. The lender can see any new debt through the end of the previous month, but not the current month.
Did you take out a new loan in the current month? Approvals will be re-evaluated if you have taken out a similar loan since the 1st of the month. .
The lender securely reviews the current and most recent cash flow in your business checking account. They use that information as part of their final closing items to decide if the loan will close and fund.
What can I do after failing DecisionLogic?
Talk to the lender. Try to find out as much as you can about why you did not pass the account verification review. Also ask if you can wait a few days and try DecisionLogic again. Some declines are based on low balances and very recent NSF’s.
New deposits coming in during the week along with a clean account can change a decline back into an approval.
How do I pass a DecisionLogic check?
Discuss with the lender in advance what will be required for you to pass. They may not tell you but find out as much information as you can. If you are not given the criteria, tell them what your current and recent balances are and ask if that will be good enough to pass and close the loan.
If any lender wants to do an account verification such as Decisionlogic, ask beforehand what they are looking for and also what will be required for your request to be completed and funded.
If you fail DecisionLogic, ask if you can try it again after you make substantial deposits or overcome the obstacles that caused the verification to fail. These 2 main ways should allow you to overcome the verification hurdle and get funding!
Apply above to: Payoff or Refinance your company debt now – before it is in default.
Payoff the Full Balance Refinance and Extend the term Negotiate to Restructure or Settle
Bank delinquency rates have gone up in the 1st Quarter of 2020. You can review the Federal Reserve’s Charge-Off and Delinquency Rates report on loans and leases at commercial institutions below.
Quarterly financials, credit score checks and other reviews are often requested.
If your overall situation has deteriorated, you may be at a high risk of a traditional financial institution calling your loan payable immediately.
Familiarize yourself with your best options beforehand.
The Bank has called your loan due and payable, immediately
3 ways to work it out
1. Attempt to renegotiate the contract:
Call and ask for extra time to respond to them. When ready, ask if they will restructure the existing debt and extend the terms.
Calculate in advance the highest payment you can afford and ask if they can extend the contact to match that. Provide data and documentation to support your request. This can include recent bank statements, a current budget such as a profit & loss statement, or tax returns.
Show your calculations for the maximum payments you can make. Provide your supporting documentation and make your request. Ethical lenders will arrange a workout to avoid a quick payoff demand you cannot meet.
Negotiation Example:Your monthly payment is $800 and you have 30 more to make. The balance is $24,000. After looking at your current and future cash flow, you calculate that you can afford $500 per installment. Ask if you can extend the term of that contract from 30 to 48 and counter that you can manage $500 per month. If they will not agree, contact or apply with us for payoff or refinance options.
2. Payoff the Loan
Paying off the loan is usually the best option but the hardest to do within days. Borrowers that have this option available sometimes do not choose a payout.
Many do not want to sacrifice their hard earned assets and liquidity to payoff a debt that is already in default. At that point, some borrowers would rather negotiate a settlement or protect their assets through a bankruptcy filing.
Primary real estate held as collateral will make the borrower want to avoid a default, if they can. When the borrowers home, stocks or other valuable collateral is at stake, then borrowers strongly consider a payoff using other resources. This avoids a larger loss through total forfeiture of their collateral.
3. Refinance the Debt
Paying off the existing balance is also the hardest way. A refinance can often be approved by using a longer term asset based program to refinance. Borrowers that qualify for 24 months or longer improve their cash flow up to 75% or more every month. They also may get a weekly or monthly payment.
For Example:The original amount of $50,000 has been delinquent. The current balance is $15,000 and the bank has called the loan due. Regular payments are $1,500 per month. You have 10 installments left but cannot make them. It will take your business at least 90 days for sales to get close to normal, but the lender won’t give you the extra time to recover.
If you can refinance the contract with a 24 month asset based loan, then your monthly amount due is $625 per month. You have reduced and improved your cash flow by 140%. A refinance can be very successful in this type of situation.
With the nation’s top economists forecasting that the economy will contract 6% overall in 2020 including a sharp 2nd Quarter decline, bank delinquency rates have increased. The chances are higher for personal and business loans to be called by lending institutions to protect their portfolios.
Many banks have provisions or covenants in their contracts that allow them to call the loan anytime and for any reason. Most borrowers are not aware of this.
What should I do if I get a payoff demand letter?
Always negotiate professionally and in good faith regardless of the situation. If you end up in court this can help your case. Make a documented case for why you cannot pay. Offer to renegotiate or settle the debt if you are able to. Use any professional legal assistance available.
What can I do if the bank wont negotiate or settle?
Pay the loan off or refinance if you can. If you cannot, then get legal representation to represent you and continue to negotiate. Often the lender will make a final offer before a court case. Arbitration written into the contract may call for a different strategy.
Why won’t the bank negotiate with me?
Willingness to negotiate varies from one institution to another. Large lenders may be less willing to negotiate because it is often a very bureaucratic process. A decision to declare a default is harder to solve after a default status.
If the bank has not called your loan yet, take action as soon as possible. A decision to move towards a default status has already been made when your loan has been called.
Each lender has different levels of flexibility in how they will handle the process going forward. Your responses can influence their actions and final outcome.
Do not assume that your collateral will be taken and you cannot do anything about it. If the bank believes you have a viable plan to repay or reach a workable settlement, then you may be able to get them to settle or restructure the debt.
You must, however, provide a viable, realistic plan and documentation of how you can get back on track quickly. If you cannot, then planning now on how to handle a possible default status may be your best option.
Is your cash advance company restarting your daily or weekly mca payments but you still cannot pay them? Your business may need weeks, even months for sales to recover from the virus lockdown and make the payments. Consider 3 ways to avoid defaulting, further below.
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Extend the terms by refinancing
Consolidate your advances
Payoff the advances
1. Extend the terms and refinance the contract:
Tell your cash advance company that you need more time for your sales to recover. Ask if they will refinance the existing mca contract and extend the terms. Calculate the highest amount you can afford to pay daily and ask if they can extend the contact to match that amount. Provide data and documentation to support your request. This can include recent bank statements and a current budget such as a profit & loss statement. Include your specific calculations showing the maximum amount you can pay. Call the advance company, and use your supporting documentation to make your case.
For example: Your regular daily payments of $100 per day for the remaining 50 days of the contract are being debited again. The remaining payments still total $5,000. After looking at your current and estimated future cash flow, you calculate that you can afford $60 per day for that contract. That equals about 83 more payments. Ask if you can extend the term of that contract from 50 days to 83 days and confirm you can handle a $60 per day. If they will not, contact or apply with us above. We will help you get through this process. The lender will also verify balances and what your business can afford.
If you have more than one cash advance, then do the same calculations for the other contract(s). First calculate the total of daily cash payments you can make. Then figure out the maximum you can pay daily for each contract .
2. Consolidate your advances
You can consolidate multiple advances with one loan. This helps you because the new loan will be a longer term than the ones you have now. Most have a term at least 50%, and up to 100% longer than the current positions. A condition written into the contract does not allow your business to take any more new debt without permission.
Consolidators take this condition seriously. Taking new loans violates the terms and puts you in default. It is then up to the lender to enforce a payoff demand of your contract.
A variation is known as a reverse consolidation. This is easier to be approved for and could improve your cash flow by 25% to 50%.
3. Payoff the advances that have started debiting
Paying off the existing advances usually is the best way, but also the hardest way. A payoff happens by using a longer term asset based program to payoff existing positions. Borrowers that qualify for 24 months or more improve their monthly cash flow as much as 75% or more every month. They also get a weekly or monthly payment.
For Example: Your business has a cash advance originally for $50,000 that was paused. The current balance is $15,000 and the mca company is going to restart the payments that are $550 per day. You have to pay 27 more but still cannot make them. It will take your business at least another 2 to 3 months for sales to get close to normal.
With the current payments, you have about 5 weeks left in contract. If you can pay the contract off with a 24 months asset based loan, then your monthly obligation is $792 per month = $37 per business day. $37 % $550 = 7%. You have reduced and improved your debt by approximately 93%.! Your monthly outflow on this debt went from $11,500 down to $792.
FAQ: Frequently asked Questions on restarting daily payments:
Can the cash advance company restart my daily payments even though I can prove my sales have not recovered?
They can restart your daily payments even if your sales need much longer to recover. Calculate what you can pay per day and propose a current and increasing payment to them as sales continue to increase. Provide them the documentation to support your numbers and proposal.
What can I do if the mca advance company won’t negotiate a payment I think I can handle?
Consider a consolidation of multiple advances or a refinance buyout of one of the positions. Another option is a payoff with an assed based longer term product which may be 12 to 24 months or longer and have a monthly payment.
What is the best way to get the mca advance company to work with me in taking the full payments out of my account again?
Tell them what is the most you can pay and give them reasons why. Give them data and documentation to back up what you say. This can include the most recent 3 months bank statements, a month to date statement, interim profit and loss, and balance sheet statements. Calculate and itemize your business income and expenses to prove your claim of the maximum daily payment you can make now.
Your business needs three times the daily payment. A once per day payment of $150 requires $450 to be in the business account at closing. How do you close this loan when you do not have the funds? Our funding experts will guide you through the process.
Complete the application below or contact us. Our hands-on representatives will get your business through this problem, avoid a decline, and get funding now.
Example of needing three times the daily payment to get funding
Road Runner Roofing receives a $50,000 merchant cash advance offer. The payment is $200 per day. Just before closing, the advance company does a standard bank account verification check. One of the items reviewed is the current balance, and Road Runner roofing has $400 on deposit. The cash advance company declines the loan. They have $200 less than the $600 the lender wants. What should they do? Contact us now at Tel: 919-771-4177
So what else is the lender is looking for? The lender looks at excessive recent overdrafts, low balances, and low average balances. Recent negative balances lasting more than a day or two are also a problem. Take another look at these other cash flow trouble spots. They can bring funding to a stop immediately and permanently.
Answer: Three times the daily payment refers to a frequency requirement for closing an mca merchant cash advance. Take the payment your business has to pay and multiply it times 3. A once per business day payment of $250 would require a balance of $750 at closing to avoid a decline for not enough money in the business account to cover the payments.
Question: Will we be declined for having less money in the account at closing than what is required?
Answer: Your business may still be funded, but the account balance is compared to the amount the lender wants to see. Your current and recent balances, average daily balances, overdrafts and nsf’s will also be reviewed.
Question: I don’t have the required closing amount in the business account for a cash advance now. What should I do?
Answer: Wait until you can make a deposit to meet the amount required for the mca cash advance company to fund. If that will take too long, then call the lender and tell them how much you have on deposit now. Ask them if that is enough before the closing department does the account verification. Transferring money from another account is an option.
You should be aware of the importance of how much money is in your business checking account while applying for a business loan.
As discussed, if your balances are too low, your business may get declined at the last minute, just before closing. Once you are declined, it is difficult to have the decline decision reversed. Make sure you know what account balances the lenders want to see!
FAQ Frequently asked questions on getting a business loan with low recent sales
What are slow sales considered?
When sales are less than normal for a specific time period. Lenders consider any reduction of sales of more than 25% to be a significant reduction.
How do lenders look at a major decline in sales?
Lenders want to know why were sales low and for how long. They also want to know when sales are expected to rise again and how much. Lenders also look at the percentage drop in sales. If the business can survive, pay all expenses and make a profit are then evaluated in the loan decision.
How can I get a business loan when we are operating at 50% capacity?
There are several other types of financing a business may still be able to get now even with a big drop in sales. Asset based financing is the most likely, including using receivables, equipment or real estate.
My business tax returns last year were good. Why did the lender still decline us for the recent drop in business sales?
The lender is looking closest at the condition of your business right now and in the future. Lenders see a recent big downturn without knowing when sales will go back to normal as very high risk.
Many businesses have had low or no sales in the last few months because of the Covid-19 lockdown. Their many challenges include not being able to get financing.
Save your time. Don’t spend weeks racking up hours and inquires applying with lenders and programs that are almost certain to decline your business. Apply with programs that will lend even with much less demand during the virus. Get funded now. Apply above.
What are examples of declines in demand?:
March, April & May were much slower sales because of covid-19.
The most recent (3) months sales are looked at. The total deposits per month are reviewed to determine trends. Questions by the lenders include:
Is there a downturn? If so, how much? What were the customer’s average daily balances? Were they overdrawn with NSF’s and overdrafts?
50% or 60% reduction in sales
Lenders look at how much of a reduction in business your business has had. How steep of a reduction, how quickly, how long and has the business started to recover? The main thing lenders will look at is the percentage sales drop. Any drop in sales over 25% is considered significant. Funding may still be possible with drops of 50% to 75%. If a business has had a major drop in month to date revenues but still needs a larger business loan, then they can add real estate to back the funding and get a much higher loan loan.
Some segments of your business were strong while others had very low sales.
Example: A retail store’s overall sales in March, April & May were down 50%. In store customers dropped to almost 0 because of the lockdown. However, because their website offers shipping and delivery of products, online sales were up 75%.
How to get a small business loan in spite low recent sales?
– Make your case. Don’t just say business was bad. Say more. Example: Explain why. You can say “We had a drop in business and purchases because of the virus. In spite of that, we are now open and sales are increasing”.
In the example above, provide the information when applying. Explain how it was not the fault of your business, and you still had sales that are now increasing, both positive current trends. This shows that your business overcame obstacles and is rebounding.
Have all the following questions already answered about the slowdown in business and provide them when you apply.
How bad has it been?
What is the situation now?
How has it affected your business?
What are you doing about it?
When do you expect sales in rebound and increase?
How can you show the business will survive?
You may still able to negotiate. Lenders often want too much collateral and borrowers do not push back. Sometimes lenders won’t accept high value vehicles because they need repair. Use a truck repair loan to get broken down assets in operation again and qualify as acceptable collateral.
Business funding does not have to be hard to get. Does your business have collateral or cash flow? If so, there is a program that will fund your business. Requests for higher amounts are much more likely to be declined for the applicant not having enough collateral. Denied for not enough collateral? See Tips, FAQ questions and answers below.
Frequently asked questions FAQ declined for a business loan for insufficient collateral.
What does insufficient collateral mean?
You or your business did not have the assets that lender wanted to approve a loan. We specialize in funding business loans against collateral large and small using many asset types and with the toughest credit a borrower can have.
What can be used as collateral for a secured loan?
We can use equipment, vehicles, semi-trucks, trailers, and real estate for hassle free and quick funding.
What if I don’t have collateral?
A cash flow or unsecured loan can be approved. Pre-qualify immediately and get an approval and funding within hours in many cases.
Why do some loan companies want collateral?
To approve a business loan instead of declining it. The lender can sell the collateral if a borrower defaults and recover what is owed to them. This lets them make more and higher offers.
Steps and tips on how to get a hot shot truck and trailer loan. With a hot shot truck loan a driver can get a big rig tractor and trailer on the road. Loans also include trailers such as gooseneck trailers, car haulers and semi -trucks. Low credit scores may qualify and some start up options are available. Need some repairs done? Learn about a truck repair loan today. For funding on a trailer, read about getting loan on a trailer that you own outright, or just watch the loan on a trailer video here.
Tools needed: Internet connection, phone, computer
How to get a hot shot truck loan
Step 1. Make a list of the trucks needed.
Include description, manufacturer, year and model numbers. Have your information on the hot shot trucks you need ready to go.
Step 2. Contact lenders that finance hot shot truck loans on trucks and trailers that you are looking for or already have.
Tip: Programs lend up to 95% maximum on qualifying trucks and trailers.
The vehicles and trailers must be free and clear. Have the information on the seller ready and whether the seller is a vendor or private party. It is easier to get approval for financing from a deal than a private party.
Ask about their approval requirements and program options including credit scores, down payment needed, documentation required, time in business and time to close. Decide which programs are the best match for your business based on the requirements and your own profile. Give the funder basic information on the trucks and trailers. Ask what your chances of approval are and if they can pre-qualify you.
Step 3. Provide income verification to strengthen your request.
List the stronger credit owner first because you will increase your chances for approval and also get higher offers. If your credit score is low but you can make a higher downpayment, tell the lender. TIP:Higher down payments increase the chance of approval and more favorable terms.
Step 4. Complete application for funding.
If you are approved, review terms and conditions including down payment requirements, fees and time to close. If you are not approved contact the lender to discuss available options.
Step 5. Request closing documents
Complete all closing stipulations and lender closing call with the customer.
Confirm the funded amount to you as well as when and how your business will receive funds.
FAQ Frequently asked questions on how to get a hot shot truck loan
How can I get a hot shot truck Loan?
To get a hot shot truck loan, provide information on the vehicle and trailer. The year, manufacturer, model number, cost and amount you have down are needed to start. An invoice or bill of sale may be required.
Do I need a down payment?
You will need at least a 5% to 10% down payment. A lower credit score requires a larger downpayment. Newer business less than a year old and up to 5 years may need 10% down.
Credit scores over 650 and 2 years in business can make a lower down payment or two payments at closing.
Can I buy my semi truck from a private party and not a dealer?
Lenders prefer or require the purchase to be from a licensed dealer. Private party purchases are scrutinized more. Proof of the current value, purchase history, lien history and current condition will be closely looked at on private purchases.
Need other options? We have several unsecured options that offer working capital based on the cash flow of the business.
Check here for other small business loans without vehicles.
A concurrent loan is when your business continues to get more money while you pay down the original business loan.
Get new funding soon after you start paying down your new loan. Your business is likely to qualify for new funding several times during the same loan through concurrent funding.
Apply below and say you want concurrent funding options. Read more if a larger business loan is needed.
FAQ Frequently asked questions on a concurrent loan for businesses
What is a concurrent loan?
A concurrent loan is when the same lender makes another separate loan to a business before their existing loan is paid off. A concurrent loan can be as soon as 1 month after funding. A majority of lenders do not issue more funding shortly after an initial business loan is made.
Why get a concurrent loan instead of redoing the same loan for more money?
Lenders do not want to refinance the existing loan after only a month or two. The numbers in the contract would be wrong. As a result, it is easier to do another stand alone business loans separately. This is especially true if the lenders want to extend more funds often, such as monthly.
Won’t my existing lender give me less money because I already owe them?
The lender will give your business less if you still owe on the first loan. If you have a good payment history, they usually give you more than other lenders because you have a proven record with them. If you need more than they will give, then you can consider other lenders.
How can I get a concurrent loan?
Find out the balance on your current loan and requirements for getting more money. Some contracts allow you to get more business funding after paying on your loan for just 1 month. Many other contracts require your business to have paid the loan down 40% to 50% or more.
By knowing what your contract says, you know whether you may be eligible for concurrent funding.
Contact the lender if you are not sure and ask them how they handle a request for more money while your current loan still has a balance. First check that your payments have been on time. You may find this the easiest business loan you have ever asked for!
1. They charge rates too low to take almost any losses
The lowest rates for business loans are at banks, savings and loans, credit unions and the sba. Because rates are low, they make much less interest income. What can you do about it? Get working capital that a traditional source will NOT approve. Review more small business loan options here.
2. Federally regulated
Traditional institutions are also heavily regulated. Through state commissions, the federal reserve and fdic, the level of risk in their lending programs is often reviewed and restricted. They put depositor funds at risk if they make loans that are too risky, especially larger commercial debt. If those loans default it could compromise the financial stability of the institution and depositor funds.
3. They are much more risk adverse
They are risk adverse because of their low rates. By earning less on each loan, these lenders have to have more loans paid as agreed to make up for even one default. Traditional lenders are also adverse to many other risks, including economic cycles, natural disasters, health pandemics or outbreaks, stock market fluctuations and many more. As a result, there is a long list of why banks don’t approve and close business loans.
What are other reasons banks do not lend to small companies? Borrowers have to have strong credit, financial statements and good collateral to even be considered.
Company owners who do not have a high credit score, strong collateral, strong financial statements or tax returns and will probably not be approved. As a result, your business needs a lot more funding options. Apply above.
Why won’t banks lend to small businesses? Banks, savings and loans and credit unions only accept the lowest risk companies because they offer the lowest rates. Their default rate has to be very low, so they can only underwrite the lowest risk customers.
What do they need to approve a business loan?
Banks look for excellent credit, collateral and the ability to repay. Cash flow as shown through cash flow statements, financial statements and tax returns verify if the company can repay. The collateral needs to be the type they will accept and they closely look at the intended use of funds.
What are my options after the bank says no?
It depends on your credit, cash flow and collateral. Strong cash flow may qualify you for cash flow funding. If your credit is not good, then your business may need to get asset based funding in which the collateral is the basis for approval.
Will another lender approve us if we have already been declined?
A bank may decline you, but others lenders may offer an approval. Chances are they reviewed your net income and decided there isn’t enough profit left to make another payment. Look for lenders that don’t consider net income as closely.
Additional Factors: Why banks don’t warm up to small businesses.
Net income for the new payment
Your most recent tax return or bank statements are used to calculate if your company can handle the new payment. Not all lenders look at this, but some do.
2 to 3 year cash flow history.
Traditional lenders also ask for company financials including tax returns for the most number of years, usually 2 or 3 years.
Banks consider the industry in their commercial loan decisions. They prefer certain industry types over others because some industries are considered risky and restricted.
Time in business
Less than 2 or 3 years time since the official start date will often be a decline reason. New companies have a very hard time getting approved. Check on some limited options for a new business of 1+ month time in business.
If your company has other loans now, that may be a reason to be denied. This is often called over, or sufficiently obligated.
Lack of financials such as interim financials
Not having the requesting financial statements can be a decline reason.
Not a homeowner.
If you are not a homeowner, some lenders may decline you. Being a renter instead of a homeowner can be a decline reason. Banks may see renters as less stable and therefore riskier.
Time at current business location
If you have been at your current location for less than 2 years may be denied by many low rate lenders. Lenders will decline if they feel that stability is lacking.
Has your business been declined for a business loan for having non revenue business account transfers?
Certain transfers between business checking accounts are not counted as deposits or true business revenue by many lenders.
Get business funding programs that consider many transfers that are automatically declined by most lenders. Click on the application contact form below to get funding started today. Same day and next day funding available. Don’t be declined for having transfers between accounts.
FAQ’s Frequently asked questions on being declined for a business loan for transfers between checking accounts that are not revenue from sales.
Question: My business has transfers between business accounts each month. Can you still fund a business loan with transfers between accounts? Answer: Business revenue transfers will be kept as part of the deposit totals and used to make an offer. Transfers that are not business revenue are deducted from total business deposits for the month.
Question: Our business was declined for transfers into our business account. Why would the lender decline our business for that? Answer: Transfers into an account may not be business income from a customer. The lender believes those deposits did not come from a sale or service provided and are not true business revenue.
Question: I was denied for a business loan because the loan company did not count transfers between business accounts that were business revenue. Why didn’t they count and include those transfers? Answer: The most likely reason is that the repayment of the loan usually comes from one business account even when the business has more than one account.
Question: Our business makes transfers between accounts for payroll and other needs. Why are we penalized for that by lenders for a business loan? Answer: Business revenue transfers will be counted by us towards your total revenue during the loan review. For other lenders you will have to ask them to review their decision. Provide documentation and evidence that those transfers are business revenue. Invoices and deposit detail may help.
Customer examples of businesses that were declined and we were able to get an approval for and funded.
Example 1 : A construction company had 7 deposits in May into their main business operating account. During the month they had 5 transfers into that account from the other business account they have. One of the remaining 2 deposits was for only $200. The lender only gave the company credit for 1 deposit that month and declined them for not enough deposits due to transfers.
The customer came to us asking if we could help. The transfers were true business revenue from their other account and we were able to get them approved for $35,000 funding. Why were we able to help them? We looked at the account they transferred funds from and counted those funds as real revenue. As a result, the fact they transferred funds did not matter.
Example 2: A manufacturing company had 8 deposits into their account in May. All 8 of those deposits were showing on their bank statements as
“E-mail money transfer in”. Three funders declined the business for non business revenue transfers. The customer told us those were payments from customers and not transfers between his business checking accounts. The customer does not accept payment by visa or master card and needed to give his customers more payment options than only being able to pay by check. Through his bank, his company began offering a very convenient payment via E-mail option after which most of his customers switched to and began using. The other lenders did not consider this and immediately declined him.
Was your business declined for a business loan due to transfers between accounts? What can you do now?
Contact the lender to discuss this decline for having business account transfers.
Communicate with the lender and find out which transfers were not counted as revenue. The decline reason probably did not have enough information. Ask about the details. Also ask about the specific policy that does not allow transfers between accounts to be considered business revenue in a loan evaluation .
How can you advocate your business to the lender?
Ask the lender what it will take to get approved. Also ask if there are any changes you can make immediately that will change the decline to an approval.
When can you apply again?
Ask how long you have to wait before you can apply again. Most lenders will make you wait at least 30 days before you can reapply. As mentioned earlier, if you can determine what changes you need to make with your business as well as the type of of deposits, then make those changes before reapplying.
Missing just 1 mca payment should not cause your business problems. But what if you have more missed mca payments? What can you do to avoid problems? In this post we will talk about 4 initial steps further below to take if you cannot pay cash advance payments.
Also consider if you can instead get out of your merchant cash advances now. Payoffs may be possible through a longer term loan that are asset based. Also read what to do if you have been declined more funding due to missed mca payments.
Apply below to get started now on safe ways to fix this problem before lenders take action against your business.
What can you do after missed mca payments including due to Covid-19 Coronavirus?
1. Communicate with the lenders immediately.
Contact the cash advance companies right away. Do not think the problem will work itself out or that you will probably catch up in a couple of days. Communication is key. It is better if you contact them before you miss more payments. However, if you already missed a payment then contact the advance companies that day or the next day at the latest. Maybe the missed payments are not your fault. Missed mca payments due to the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic may have impacted sales causing your business to miss mca payments.
2. Tell the cash advance companies what has happened and why.
But how do I explain this to the mca companies?
It depends on your situation. What is your cash flow situation right now? Can you begin making the payments again right away? Figure out what you can pay, when, and how often. Let them know what is happening with your business. If you have a good reason for missing payments, tell them that reason. If you can back it up with documentation, all the better. Being proactive and communicating will be your best option at the beginning. If the lender has no coj confession of judgement, you will still want to work out a payment plan to avoid a default.
3. Can you start making payments again? If so, make an agreement with the advance companies to begin.
Call the cash advance companies even when you can start making payments immediately. They still want to know why you missed mca payments. That will help your case. You may end up missing another payment later you did not expect to miss. It is better if you are already on record as being in contact with the lender.
4. Payment plans after delinquent mca payments
Payment plans are best when the business can neither keep making the daily payments or paying off the advance. The cash advance company may be very willing to set up a payment plan. They will be able to get payments in full and the merchant will make the total sum of payments. It is up to the lender to do this. If your business wants to go this route then be ready to explain to the cash advance company why a payment plan will work for both of you.
Other Considerations on handling your loan if it is past due
Missing consecutive payments
If you expect to miss more payments consecutively, then you want to decide if you can payoff the advances first. Paying off advances with another loan is better than continuing to miss payments. You can choose from unsecured options such as bank statement loans and a large business loan if you need a lot.
Bouncing more mca payments.
If you know you cannot sustain your payments then paying off the advance may be the best option. This is because missed payments will make it much more difficult for your business to borrow in the future and make this your worst option. Many merchants would rather not take out a new loan. However, if you are approved for a new loan that can payoff loans you cannot pay, you should strongly consider doing so. Many businesses cannot even get approved for a payoff and don’t have that choice.
Paying off your merchant cash advances may be the best option. But when is it better to payoff and when is it better not to? It is usually better to payoff the cash advances when you know you cannot keep paying the current payments. Paying the advance off with another loan works very well if you have less than 3 months or so left on the exiting advances. Taking out a loan to payoff a low balance is still much better than missing mca payments and defaulting. You can avoid damaged credit, court action and trouble getting loans in the future.
When does it make sense to payoff one loan with another?
Example: A merchant has an advance with a daily payment of $100 and has a remaining balance of $3,000. He has 30 payments left but he cannot keep making those last payments and will go past due and default. Before going past due the merchant is offered another loan for 6 months to payoff the $3,000. The new daily payment will be about $35 per day for 120 days. The borrower can afford this easily. Problem solved. The business now has a payment they can afford and does not have to worry about paying the advance on time.
Extending the term
Extending the term and lowering the payments is usually similar to a payment plan. Sometimes it is more informal and the cash advance company will just let the borrower continue making payments past the term without a formal contract. At other times a formal new contract will be written that replaces the old contract. Expect the mca company to charge penalties, fees and more interest as part of the new contract.
Getting your mca cash advance company to lower the payments works best when your business just needs short term cash flow relief for a week or two. Your business may just have a brief cash flow problem it needs to work around. Be aware that mca companies are not receptive to businesses calling in multiple times and asking to lower payments for a while. It is supposed to be a rare request rather than one of convenience. Some lenders may only do this once during the term of the contract. If you think your business will need to ask for lowered payments several times then find a different option.
A pause for one to three weeks may be all a business needs. As with lowered payments, your business has to be sure it will be able to restart and continue payments when the payment pause is over. You should not pause payments if you need a longer term permanent solution. Sometimes businesses will ask to pausing payments when they know they will have a problem again when the regular payments start back up. If this is you, then you should put all your efforts into solving the problem permanently on the front end.
Settlements after significant missed mca payments
A settlement directly with the mca cash advance company can be considered when other options will not work. Settlements usually happen after a merchant has failed with a payment plan or lowered payments and not able to handle regular payments anymore. It is a step before a default but still considered better than a default situation.
Beware of 3rd party settlement companies that tell you to put a stop payment on a merchant cash advance company.
We believe this is the worst choice in almost all cases.
Many settlement companies will tell you to do this to buy time for them to negotiate with the mca cash advance companies on your behalf. However, they still want you to pay them a lot of money upfront before they start negotiations for you. We believe this is a very bad idea for your business for several reasons.
Let’s break down why:
Your advance will be declared in default immediately when you put a stop payment on them. You certainly will not want to even consider this if you have not read your MCA contract in detail. The contract will tell you all the actions the advance companies can take when you put a stop payment on their daily Payments. Putting a stop payment on a merchant cash advance will definitely result in the strongest response against you by the mca companies. If they have a coj, then they will file it against you almost immediately. The settlement companies telling you to do this do not have to deal with the problems you will have! Do not do this!
Beware of companies that tell you to close your business checking account
An intentional default happens when a borrower takes an intentional action not to make good on the contract. This is almost always combined with little or no communication with the cash advance company. Lenders think of the borrower as trying to evade an obligation and contractual promise to pay. Worse, their contract usually includes specific language that talks about what actions and remedies they can take if the borrower closes their account. We believe this is a bad option for almost all borrowers. Contact us above for much better options!
Defaults are the least desirable option. The lender has declared that they are taking a loss on the loan. The worst adverse action has already been taken against the merchant, which may include filing a coj confession of judgement. All efforts should be taken to avoid a default on a cash advance.
If the mca company has a coj confession of judgement, they can have it enforced through a court in one or two days. Sometimes they can have it affirmed by a court the same day.
What can the cash advance company do then?
They can have the sheriff contact any bank they wish and demand that the bank verify if your business has a checking account there. If so, the cash advance company can debit all the funds out of your account.
The tips above can guide you on how to handle specific situations with cash advance payments. If you continue to struggle with debt long term the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, NFCC can help with budgeting and strategic long term debt planning.
FAQ Frequently asked questions on missed mca payments.
My business sales were down through covid-19 and I cannot pay my daily cash advance payments. What are my options?
Do not stop communicating with your mca merchant cash advance companies. Consider any ongoing relief programs they can offer. Look at asset based alternative programs to payoff your advances in the short and medium term if you have collateral.
I missed an mca payment. What can the merchant cash advance company do?
If you have only missed one or two payments then the mca companies are very unlikely to take action besides trying to contact you. If you have not talked with them yet and you miss more consecutive payments, then contact them asap.
My cash advance company has threatened to take action against me for missing payments. What can I do?
If your mca company has threatened to take legal action against you it means they probably have not done so yet. You still may have a chance for a good result. Look at what you can pay and consider offering to make the maximum payment you can.
If they refuse then put your offer in writing and email it to them certified. This may work strongly in your favor if there is future court action against you. It shows that you communicated with the cash advance companies and tried to work out a solution to fulfill your obligation to them with your worsened financial situation and they refused to work with you. Whatever your outcome ends up being, this action should put you in the best possible position later.
I don’t want to talk to the mca companies. They are very aggressive, rude and threatening. Why should I talk to them?
Talk with them because if you don’t they will take action against you. They may be able to put a freeze on your business checking account or block your account. You will not be able to use your business checking account if they do that. That will be the worst result for you and your business. Contact them to see if you can come up with a solution.
My cash advance company said they can lower or pause the payments. Which one is best?
Pausing the problems is best when your business has a short term cash flow problem for a few weeks and will be able to begin making the full daily payments again after that. Lowering the payments will be best if your business is going to keep having trouble making the regular payments later. If you cannot make the regular mca payments later then it is better to get the payments lowered long term until you have paid off the contract.
I have some delinquent mca payments right now. Should I payoff the mca payments or try to work out a compromise?
Payoff the cash advances if you are able through another loan when you cannot keep making the daily payments and will default. Work out a compromise with the lender when you have the cash flow to make a lower payment. Ask them not to declare you a default account.
Is it good for a settlement company to tell me to close my business checking account so that the mca companies cannot debit my daily payment?.
You should not close your business checking account to stop daily mca debits except in some rare cases. Closing your account automatically causes you to be in default. The mca company can also declare the act of closing your business checking account to stop the daily debit as an intentional default.
I missed some daily mca payments and the advance company is telling me I am in default. Can they declare me in default?
If the contract says missing a certain number of payments puts your account in default and you missed that number of payments then they can declare you in default. Negotiating is usually better even after you have been declared in default on a cash advance. Communicating with the advance company will usually get the best possible outcome for your business.
How can I get out my mca advances without defaulting?
You can either pay them all off through a consolidation, or refinance and extend the term several more months. You may even qualify to extend the term for up to 5 years with credit scores over 600 and strong sales.
How much lower can you get my payment if you pay them off?
Your payment is reduced between 35% and 75%. The fewer number of months you have left on your advances now, the longer your refinance can be extended on a payoff.
Do you negotiate with my current advance companies?
It is not necessary to negotiate with your current mca companies. They are fully paid off and satisfied so there isn’t any need to talk to them. There will not be any other outstanding debt with them.
Can I get my advances paid off if I am behind on payments?
Asset based programs can be used to pay off delinquent mca accounts. Some unsecured programs may qualify if you are not severely delinquent. If you have already defaulted, then the asset
based route will work best to clear out your balances.
Does the example below look like your business?:
Your company has three mca positions:
# 1: Balance of $20,000 at $333 per day.
Merchant has 60 debit days left or approximately 3 months.
#2: Balance of $10,000 at $166 per day.
Merchant has 60 days left or 3 months.
#3: Balance of $5,000 at $83 perday.
Merchant has 60 days left which equals 3 months.
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Choose from several options to reduce your daily and weekly cash flow for short term debt. Longer term options are also available, such as weekly and monthly payments.
Add up and know your total daily, weekly and monthly payments on the advances as well as how much longer you have to pay on them. Also get your total payoff balances. Know your approximate credit score.
Search for lenders that either payoff or restructure your debt as earlier options. Funding programs that recommend you close your business checking account or negotiate a settlement hurt you the most and should be your last possible options.
Choose a program that best matches your company profile for your amount of debt, ability to pay and urgency for a fast loan on any new program that allows you to reduce the number of short term loans. Owners with less than 100% ownership percentage in their business need agreement from the other owners.
Talk to a representative of the program. Tell them about your situation and ask them about their underwriting criteria. Try to assess what your chances of approval or being declined are for each program. Once you find the best matching program, then apply.
If approved, review the terms of the approval. If you are satisfied, close the transaction.
Receive funds into your main account and begin repayment with improved cash flow.
We have excellent programs with a high approval rate to fix your multiple mca multiple positions problem. Almost all businesses can improve their cash flow. Take actions before you have missed mca payments. Apply above or call us at Tel: 919-771-4177.
Frequently asked questions F.A.Q.: How to get a real estate backed merchant cash advance
Why should I offer my house?
Using Real Estate gets you much higher approval amounts many times. You can also get cash out in addition to paying off advances, and rates are lower.
What are the advantages of using property?
The term is much longer and so the payment is also. Much lower payments help consumers avoid delinquencies, defaults, charge offs and future collection efforts when they are sure they can make the payments. Protecting your credit means your entire credit file, score and history will be preserved for you to use in the future.
What is the approval process?
Provide only the application and basic information on your real estate initially, including any recent appraisal you have. After an offer is made, closing documents are issued. When you have sent in completed docs and closing items, a closing call is made to you. The transaction is funded after the merchant call.
What if I already have advances?
You can still qualify with advances on the books now. The new loan can be more capital and you can payoff all other short term loans. Traditional lenders rarely will approve customers with short term advances. This option allows you to have mca’s now.
Does my home or property have to be free and clear?
The real estate does not have to be owned outright and only needs enough equity for the new loan. You can have a 1st or 2nd mortgage on the property and still qualify if there is enough equity.
Businesses commonly use commercial or even real estate to get a larger loan. Programs are available for businesses that need a larger business loan but do not have real estate to use as collateral.
How to get a real estate merchant cash advance:
You must have property that has at least 50% equity or more.
Tip: Higher loan requests over $50000 and land with a value over $100000 will work better.
Do a search for lenders that offer business loans or mca merchant cash advances using real estate as collateral. Review the features and benefits and find the program that best matches your situation.
Contact the funder. Discuss your request and business profile with a representative. Try to prequalify and find out how likely your business is to meeting approval requirements.
If you prequalify consider applying and submit an application and required information. After an approval review the approval terms and conditions.
Complete the transaction when satisfied with the terms and closing requirements. Provide any closing stipulations required. Complete a merchant closing call and receive funding into your business checking account.
Some businesses that have defaulted on 1 + mca cash advances in the past now understand the amounts and daily payments they can handle, and make. These programs are targeted for:
Missed cash advance payments
Delinquent or lapsed payments.
How to get another Cash Advance after not paying a previous one.
Step 1: Research companies online that offer merchant cash advances to businesses that have a previous default on an mca cash advance. Closely review restrictions for terms and conditions of approval.
Step 2: TIP – Repayment of a previously defaulted merchant cash advance as well as the amount of time since the default may affect your ability to be approved under different programs. Ask if there is a minimum time requirement since the cash advance default. Know the month and year your business first officially defaulted and the amount of the default. Default reporting drags on time wise in business and personal credit reports and makes it look like the default was much more recent than the original date the merchant cash advance company declared a default. Any payments you made on the default often do not appear on the business and personal credit reports a lender looks at and you will not get credit for any payments made. Provide documentation of the payments made.
Step 3: Select the programs that your business will most likely qualify for.
Step 4: Make contact with these lenders that fund with previous defaults. Try to verify how likely your business is to meeting the funding program conditions and requirements.
Step 5: Submit an application for funding. Provide all documentation you have that improves your chance for an approval. Provide documentation that proves the time since the default and if any payments were made.
Step 6: If approved, review terms and conditions. Rates and terms will not be as favorable for some time on your advances after defaulting.
FAQ Frequently asked Questions on getting an mca merchant cash advance after defaulting
Can I get a merchant cash advance after I defaulted on one?
About 6 months to 1 year after a default your business can be considered for financing, including a cash advance. Approvals and amounts depend on how well your business has recovered, it’s ability to repay and if any of the default was paid.
What if I did not repay any of the defaulted cash advance?
It is easier to get another cash advance if you repaid or settled the old defaulted cash advance. New lenders want to see your business made an effort to repay what it could or reach a settlement on the debt.
Does it matter if I defaulted on more than 1 advance?
You may still be able to qualify even if you defaulted on more than 1 previous advance. Approval depends a lot on whether you repaid any of the debt, how many you had, how long it has been.
6 Examples of Proof of Address you can use – Further below.
A company owner applies for a small business loan such as a bank statement loan and is approved.
Closing requirements require the owner to provide documentation of proof of location. For working capital, apply below now.
The following which will typically be accepted to confirm a company’s physical location.
1. Utility bills.
2. Commercial rental lease agreement.
3. Mortgage statement. If the real estate was purchased through a commercial real estate loan, then a current mortgage statement can be provided.
4. A current business license. Often accepted if the address has stayed the same since inception and when the original license was obtained. A sole proprietor can provide a license or a schedule C.
5. Articles of Incorporation. A partnership agreement that has the same address on it may also be accepted.
6. Business tax return. Often accepted if the address matches the listing on the loan application.
FAQ Prove your business address
What is accepted for proof of business address?
A copy of a utility bill, lease, mortgage statement, landlord verification, business license or articles of incorporation should work. See a complete list on this page.
What can I do if my proof is not accepted?
Ask for all the options they will accept as proof of a commercial location. They may accept more than what they list. Pictures and videos of your business may be accepted. A site inspection can work as a last resort.
Why is a P.O. Box not acceptable?
P.O. Boxes are not usually accepted. Addresses that do not have a building or structure, vacant lots and raw land are not accepted as proof of the address and location.
What is a site inspection of my business?
A site inspection is when someone comes in person to inspect your location. This is usually done for loans, vendor relationships and when large contracts are signed between companies. The goal is to confirm the company’s address and that the business is open and operating.
How to prove your company address and location
Step 1: When making any request or application in the name of your company, review in advance what may be required to prove your location.
Step 2: Tip: Gather information you have on your company address in advance. Have the items available or make a list to discuss.
Step 3: Apply with companies that will accept the proof of business address that you have, or can get.
Step 4: Make contact with funding programs and confirm your business address information will be enough.
Step 5: Submit a request or application.
Step 6: If you receive an offer, first review the terms including the items required to prove the company location and address. If ready to complete an offer, submit the required items. Get final questions answered before closing. Finalize the transaction.
If you do not have the types of documentation for proof of address, contact us below. We can guide you, and give you tips on how you can get proof of your business location. You don’t have any proof of business location and don’t know what to do and how to get it?
Sometimes the owner cannot prove their address which may be required to close a loan.
Are there other ways to verify it? What is the lender asking for? There are other options in addition to the ones listed above.
If you don’t have proof now, review your options and fixes below:
How you can fix the following problem:
I can’t prove my business location.
Get an updated business license showing that address. Your city or county can reprint or resend a copy of your permit to operate. If it shows a previous and outdated location, then submit a correction before requesting a reprint.
Review the address at the secretary of state to see the current information. If the current information is wrong, contact the secretary of state and update the articles of incorporation.
Remember: Evidence of your company’s current address and will be required for funding. This prevents mail correspondences from being incorrectly sent and also helps prevent owners from making changes without the knowledge of the other owners.
Examples of what generally will not work for proof of address:
P.O. Box: post office box
Any location that does not have a building or structure on it
An out of state address. This happens when the business is located in one state but was originally located in another.
When the business address is in one state and the owners personal home is in another. This is an absentee or out of state owner.
There are exceptions to some out of state owner situations. If the business address is on the border of one state and the owner lives within a reasonable distance in a neighboring state. An owner that lives less than 50 miles from their physical operations is usually acceptable. Examples is a company that is listed in Kansas City, KS, and the owner lives in Missouri. Other examples are a company listed in Chicago, IL, and the owner’s home address is in northwest Indiana, less than 50 miles away.
Many programs do not offer small business loans with the owner’s credit score below 500, or have limited offers. Get up to $150,000 in funding considered with fico’s under 500 and down to as low as 383. Approvals is based mostly on company revenue and time in business.
Contact us below or first read the “Howto” section steps, direction and tips to getting low fico credit score commercial loan. Almost all callers discover they can qualify for some program.
How to get a very low fico credit score business loan
Step 1: Research companies that have low fico credit score business loans as main programs. Review minimum funding amounts, rates, features and benefits and processing time from application to completion.
Step 2: Tip: Prepare explanations or documentation for any unfavorable or incomplete information in your company’s profile. This can be slow revenue periods or not much reporting in the bureau.
Step 3: Choose the program that most fits your repayment history and overall customer profile.
Step 4: Make contact with funding programs and confirm your business meets minimum funding program requirements. Discuss amounts with the lender representative.
Step 5: Submit an application for funding. Provide documentation you have that improves your chance for an approval, higher offer amounts and better terms. This can include financial statements, additional bank statements or tax returns.
Frequently asked Questions FAQ:
Can I get business funding with a really low score?
Yes, your business still has an excellent chance of qualifying with strong cash flow and revenue. Providing the most recent bank statements showing you can make the payment will prequalify you.
Will we get less with bad credit?
Strong sales will still get the same or similar approval amount.
Can I get an offer with charge offs and delinquencies on my credit?
Your company can still get funding with the owner having charge offs or delinquencies. Programs include funding based on the monthly deposits or assets. Assets can be real estate or equipment.
Will my business need collateral with very bad credit?
Collateral is not required for approval with bad repayment history. Many customers qualify for unsecured programs.
Can a good credit co-owner get approved instead of me?
Another owner with higher scores can apply if they have 50% ownership. Strong co-owners with less than 50% ownership should apply under owner 1 and the other owner listed as 2nd owner.
How to get same day business loans and next day business loans. The following are steps, direction and how to tips.
Search online for lenders that specialize in getting a business loan the same day you apply. Consider reviews if available.
Read program requirements to determine if you qualify to get a business loan the same day or the next day. Verify they are not payday loans or car title loans.
After reviewing, make a list of the top two or three funding programs that best match your business.
Contact those funding programs. Verify features, benefits and requirements with a representative. Ask if there are cut off times or deadlines during the day for providing information, documentation, or other stipulations.
If your business meets the requirements, consider applying for the program that best aligns with your business.
On any offer made to your business, review the terms with a representative. Before closing, verify that you will be funded by the day and time of day your business needs to receive funding into your business account. Confirm that funds will be wired by a certain time and that your bank immediately credits incoming wires into your business account. Complete the transaction and receive funding.
How fast can we get funds into our business account?
Application to funding can be as fast as three or four hours. Approvals completed by late afternoon can still be funded the same day.
When can I be sure I am getting the loan the same day or next day?
Ask if all of the requirements have been met and if there is anything else that needs to be completed before the funding wire is sent to your business account. Also ask for daily cut off times for funding the same day.
How do I know if I qualify?
Revenue over $5,000 per month and average daily balances over $750 are the most important qualifications. At least three months time in business and roughly 5 deposits per month are also important.
Do I have to send in a lot of paperwork?
Approvals require only a one page online application and the most recent three months bank statements. For asset based programs,
provide an asset list that includes description, year, manufacturer and model number for offers.
What if I get the money too late and don’t need it?
Request to return the funds and cancel the contract if funds are not wired out by an agreed day and time. Ask to have a cancellation agreement clause put into the contract. Right of rescission laws may allow you to return the money and cancel the contract up to 72 hours after closing.
How to get money to pay IRS and State business taxes:
Identify business funding programs that offer money to pay IRS business back taxes, open tax liens and OIC, offer in compromise, and settlements.
Select programs are available to satisfy the need to pay your specific tax debt. Liens of all amounts are usually considered by these specialty programs. Some may require additional collateral such as real estate, listed stock, or other collateral that covers the amount of the upaid federal debt. Open tax liens over $10,000 are more difficult to get money for without collateral.
After evaluating, choose the program that is most likely to provide the capital needed for your business to pay.
Contact the lender. Check features, benefits and program requirements. Ask about restrictions, including what is needed for approval and closing.
When you determine your business meets the requirements, apply for funding.
For any offers made, review the full terms and determine if your business can make the payments. If so, provide the items needed by the funder to close the transaction.
FAQ Frequently asked questions on how to get money to pay irs business taxes.
What are my chances to qualify for a loan to pay off my business taxes?
If you have sales then you have an outstanding chance to get approved. Unsecured loans are available with terms between 2 to 18 months. Strong credit may allow you to get up to 60 months based on the sales or collateral you have. Even more loan options include asset based against equipment or real estate.
How long does it take to get funding?
Processing time from application to funding on unsecured approvals is 2-3 business days. This depends on how many tax liens you have and if they are being paid off at closing.
Do I have to be in a payment plan to get the loan?
Being in a payment plan is preferred but not required. If you have a payment plan or OIC offer in compromise, then provide documentation to increase your approval amount.
What if I have an open tax lien?
We have programs for your business to payoff and settle an open tax lien. Approval depends on the amount of the lien and business sales. Other factors include time in business and assets.
Can I get approved if the IRS has already filed a lien against me?
A lien on you or your credit that is already in place is usually not the deciding factor. You still have an excellent opportunity to get money for your business. It is the cash flow of the business and being able to show documentation on the lien that is most critical.
Do I payoff the IRS or state tax lien myself?
You can be funded into your business checking account and payoff the IRS or state tax lien yourself. A requirement for closing your business loan may be for the lien to be paid off by the lender at closing.
Do I need collateral for a business loan to pay IRS taxes?
Having collateral is not a requirement. For larger tax liens the borrower may have to use real estate in order to payoff the full amount.
If I filed an extension can I still get a loan to pay business taxes?
You can still get a loan to pay even if you filed an extension and paid estimated taxes. Provide a copy of your completed IRS Extension form 4868 when you apply.
In conclusion, get money to pay IRS business back taxes, liens and OIC, offer in compromise, and settlements.
Step 1: Research companies that specialize in used car dealer business loans. Decide which programs meet your dealership’s needs for the amount, credit, time in business and what you need the funds for.
Prepare your documents
Step 2: Tip: Prep your information a few days before you need the funding. Amounts over $50,000 need more time to be approved and closed. Car lots selling more than $15,000 per month have a better chance of getting an offer.
Look closely at the cash flow in your bank statements. Explain low sales months, overdrafts, nsf’s and low balance periods upfront when you first apply. This can help get approvals, better offers and help avoid declines.
Settle on Top Companies
Step 3: Contact your preferred companies and ask about their approval criteria.
Tip: Ask if you can be prequalified. Some funders can either prequalify through an online application or a representative by calling in.
Complete your application
Step 4: Apply with the programs the most aggressively solicit used car dealers while matching your needs. Complete an application for funding and provide all supporting documentation needed.
Step 5: After approval, closely look at the terms and closing requirements. Get all of your closing documentation together and submit to complete the transaction.
The lender will usually make a final merchant call to you. They will verify that the owner completed the closing documents and is ready to start the transaction. Confirm this and receive the wired funds into your account.
Loans to used car dealers are considered restricted loans by almost all lenders. We have programs for below 500 credit scores.
F.A.Q. Frequently asked questions
Can our car lot get fast funding the same day or next day?
Same day funding is possible for applications received by noon. After mid day, funding on approvals and closings is possible the next day.
How long does our car lot have to be in business?
Time in business of at least 3 months is needed. The most recent three months business checking account statements are then submitted to pre-qualify.
What types of car dealer loans are available and for how long?
Programs are for dealers that specialize in buy here pay here, new and used cars, specialty, luxury, exotic, and short time in business. There is an option for small lots with low inventory of less than 10 cars. The longest term option is up to 10 years and available in most states. Other programs are short term bridge loans from 3 to 10 months.
How much does bad credit matter?
Low credit scores and bad credit will rarely be declined. Scores can be as low as 400. Having cash flow and positive business checking account balances are the most important approval requirements.
What are the rates?
Rates start in the low teens and depend mainly on cash flow, time in business and credit.
Can we use this financing to buy more cars for inventory?
The working capital can be used for anything such as to buy cars at auction, from wholesalers, customer trade ins, or anywhere your dealership buys.
It can also be used to buy lot space, repairs and improvements.
Use your business cash flow or assets to get a large business loan. How to search and contact lenders and learn how to get approved. Get business loans of $50,000 and up to $1,000,000 through these programs. Fast and easy process with 1 to 3 day closings may be available.
Very little documentation and financials in most cases. Business loans up to 2,000,000 available with either real estate or unsecured with strong monthly cash flow.
Search and contact lenders that offer a big business loan and review their approval criteria
If your business generates more than $50,000 per month in gross revenue, or your personal credit score is over 600, then your business has a good chance to be approved.
How to get a large business loan: How to steps, direction, and tips:
Estimated Cost: $0
Total Time: 1 Day<
Supplies Needed: Financia statements if available, Business bank statements, and Tax returns for requests over $100,000.
Time available. Tools needed: Internet connection, phone, computer
Step 1: Preparation
Research companies that offer big business loans. Search for programs that best match your business for the amount requested, your annual sales, credit, time in business and use of funds by your business.
Step 2: Have your business financial information ready to go.
Tip: Start the process a few weeks before needing business funding. Larger funding amounts over $100,000 often require more time for an approval. If your business generates more than $50,000 per mont hin gross revenue and your personal credit score is over 700, then your business has a better chance to be approved.
Review your business bank statements and financial information before providing. If there are any problems then write an explanation for those problems before applying. This can include slower business periods during the year, low net income on financial statements or any other reason.
Step 3: Settle on the top 2 or 3 programs that best matches your business for your profile and the reason you want the loan.
Contact qualifying companies and ask about their qualifying criteria
Try to find out if your business has a good chance to be approved. Some lenders may be able to prequalify your business over the phone.
Step 4: Submit an application
Go with the most likely program you have determined can get your business a big business loan based on your review and any conversations you had with the lender. Complete an application for funding and provide the supporting documentation requested to show business revenues such as bank statements or tax returns.
Step 5: Review approval offers
Once approved, review all details of closing terms and conditions. Make sure you can provide required items. Complete transaction and receive funding.
Was your business declined? Contact the lender and try to find out why you were declined. Can you do anything to get the decision reversed? If not, then go back to other lenders you looked at during your initial search. Ask the other lenders if the reason you were declined will be an issue for them. If not, then consider applying with them.
FAQ Frequently asked questions.
How can we qualify for a large business loan?
Time in business of 6 months and revenues over $25,000 per month are needed at a minimum. Higher credit scores over 600 will help get approvals and higher offers. Higher average bank balances also help.
Can we get a larger business loan with bad credit?
Your business can still get higher amounts with bad credit. Strong sales and time in business can overcome a lower credit score.
Can our start up get a bigger business loan?
Your start up will need about 6 months in business, strong sales and credit scores over 575 to have a chance at a higher approval amount.
Do we have to have collateral?
Your business does not need collateral to get a high offer. Strong sales are often enough. Time in business over 6 months and credit of 600 or higher can increase offers significantly.
Does the process take a lot longer?
The process often takes about the same amount of time. More documentation may be requested for amounts over $10000 and can take longer.
For other financing options, please review other alternate financing programs that may better match your business needs, below:
The best merchant cash advance renewal terms: Benefits and steps
Largest Early Payoff Discounts
How to Direction:
Step 1 Talk with a representative at your current mca company. Give them your most recent three months business checking account statements and ask them to review your file in advance of their underwriting reviewing your request.
Step 2 Ask the representative to estimate the renewal amount, the number of months and rates. Ask for a better rate on a renewal.
How to Tip: If a renewal offer is made, ask for at least a 2% lower rate on each renewal. Some cash advance companies will not pre-review your file. If they won’t, let underwriting process your file.
Step 3 Tell your current cash advance company that you are shopping for a better offer and are comparing their offer to others.
Step 4 Apply with one or two competitors. If they beat your current mca cash advance companies rate and terms, take their approval offer and ask your current cash advance company to beat that offer. Review the funding stipulations to make sure you can provide everything needed to close.
Step 5 Decide which renewal is the better loan offer, complete the transaction and receive funding.
FAQ: How to get the best merchant cash advance renewal
How can I qualify for more money on a renewal?
All programs have the most aggressive approval offers on renewals with fast funding. Submit your application and provide
the most recent statements for same day offers.
What are your longest terms?
The longest terms are up to 18 months. Your business will get the longest offer available.
Monthly payment programs are up to 60 months now for qualifying customers.
Can you approve me after I was declined by my current mca for a renewal?
Yes, these programs specialize in approval offers for customers declined for renewals with their current mca lender.
More customers get an approval with the highest offers compared to other advance programs.
Do you match or beat other offers?
We match or beat other offers. Provide the approval information from a competitor to get started on a better approval today.
Before applying for a the advance renewal
Make a list of this specific information. Discuss it in advance of applying with all cash advance companies you want to talk to. You may be able to either pre-approve yourself or pre-decline yourself before applying. It is better to know you will likely be declined before applying, rather than applying and being declined.
If the cash advance company is not willing to seriously pre-review your file, you can choose to apply anyway. Your goal is to get as many cash advance companies to pre-assess your file as possible. Do not demand they do in order to apply. If you demand that the cash advance company pre-reviews your file, you may be eliminating yourself from the best option available.
Is your cash advance renewal not enough? Then a 3rd position cash advance for instance, is another option.
If your business was turned down for a business loan for having low deposit volume, programs are now available to get approved for business funding. Your business can get approved with slow sales, and dropped deposit volumes down to less than $10,000 per month. Your business can even get funding with deposits as low as $7,500 per month and as low as $5,000 per month.
Call 919-771-4177 for more info.
Changes in volume could be from many reasons including low deposit volume from the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic. If so then go with other loan options that are available now such as a loan on equipment.
How to get a business loan with low deposit volume
Look at your last 3 months business checking account statements and document your total deposits.
Search for a business loan program that specializes in funding with average deposits of less than $10,000 per month.
Review approval requirements and terms and conditions as much as you are able prior to applying
If satisfied, apply for funding. When you are approved, review approval terms. If you want to close the transaction, request and complete closing documents.
Can my business get funding with less than $10000 a month in deposits?
Your business can get funding with monthly revenues as low as $5,000 per month. Average daily balances of at
least $1,000 per month will help offset low deposits totals. The deposits need to be from real business revenue.
Can we be approved with only 1 low month?
1 low deposit month can often be worked around if it was an exception. Providing the most recent 6 to 12 months business statements to show that the one month was unusual will strengthen your request. Also write an explanation for the low month at the time of application.
How much can we get?
Approvals depend heavily on how low the deposits are, your credit score, average daily balances, time in business and more. Average monthly deposits between $5,000 and $10,000 per month result in $2,500 to $5,000 offers.
How can my business get more money?
You can either get a second position funding or another type of loan. Your business may be an excellent fit for more options based on cash flow, credit, other assets or real estate.
Why do most lenders require $10,000 per month in deposits?
Many funders believe a business with $10000 in monthly revenues may not have enough money left after business expenses to repay loans. The biggest expenses include rental payments, payroll, inventory, utilities, taxes and insurance.
How to lower your daily mca merchant cash advance payments.
1: Negotiate with the mca merchant cash companies to extend the term and lower the payments. Offer to pay a lower amount for a longer amount of time or make changing daily payments based on a percentage of sales.
2: Give the cash advance company solid reasons why you cannot pay the current daily advances.
3: Get an alternative loan or consolidation loan to payoff the advances.
FAQ, Frequently asked Questions on how to lower daily mca merchant cash advance payments
Can I get a monthly payment loan to pay these off?
Yes. One of the ways to lower your daily mca merchant cash advance payments is to get an alternative loan to pay off the mca cash advances. By doing so, you will be lowering the payment because your monthly payment on the loan to pay off the mca’s will be much lower than the monthly amount you were paying on the daily cash advances.
Usually, you will be paying 50% to 75% less if you are successful in securing a monthly loan to pay the mca’s off.
What if the cash advance companies do not want to lower the payments?
You may have to push hard to get a concession. If your business had a true hardship, such as a hurricane or another type of hardship, make that known. If that fails, read the mca merchant cash advance contract in detail.
Make sure you know exactly what can happen if you do not pay. It may be advisable to seek legal advice through an attorney if you know you cannot repay the advances.
If you know in advance your business will not be able to repay the advances, you can use the time in advance to:
– Determine what your options are
– Know what actions you can legally take
I cannot pay my advance. What can I do?
Check your state laws to find out if your state has special protections and laws. Some laws vary by state. Negotiate with the cash advance company either directly final options may include bankruptcy.
Should I get my Attorney to contact the mca merchant cash advance companies?
Whether you should get an Attorney involved in talking with the cash advance companies varies on a case by case basis. In some cases, having your Attorney contact and negotiate with the cash advance companies is a good idea. If you are offering to work with the merchant cash advance companies and they are not working with you, this may be a good situation in which your attorney contacts them.
Some mca merchant cash advance companies are more willing to work with customers than others. If you do not feel comfortable negotiating or discussing your past due debt with mca merchant advance companies, this may be another reason to involve an Attorney.
Is closing your business checking account to stop an mca cash advance a good idea?
Shutting down your current account and opening a new business checking account is a bad idea and the worst way to get out of a merchant cash advance. Consider much better alternatives to stop an mca such as Payoff and Consolidation options. Apply below.
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FAQ frequently asked questions on closing a business checking account to stop mca cash advance payments
Can I close my business checking account to stop a cash advance daily debit?
Closing your account is not allowed and may be considered an intentional default. Call the cash advance lender and try to work out a solution. Payoff or consolidation options are available if you are not offered a repayment plan you can pay.
What will they do if I close my account without telling them?
It can be called an intentional default and you can be sued. They are much more likely to take legal action against you and your business through a lawsuit filed in state or county court. There could be accusations of fraud if accusations of an intentional fraud are made.
What are better options?
Working with the cash advance lender to negotiate a lower payment is almost always better than closing the account. That should only be seen as a possible last option under extreme circumstances. In many cases, the bank has called the loan due and you must come to a negotiated solution with the lender to avoid a default.
The following is what many debt settlement programs tell customers to do.
Sign a contract which allow them to represent your firm in communications with lenders and mca merchant cash advance companies after missed mca payments.
Pay their company to start the process.
Close your business checking account per their instructions or advice.
Allow them to represent you in negotiations.
There are several problems and possible severe consequences to closing your business checking account to stop paying cash advances or loans and signing a debt settlement contract .
The lender can also consider this an intentional default or fraud.
The lender or mca company can file a certificate of judgement and may also be able to debit funds in other accounts you may have at the same bank or other banks
You may not be able to talk to the lenders or cash advance companies directly any more even if you want to. Language in the contract may not allow you to talk contact the funder directly
You may not have influence or say in the final agreement.
The contract you sign take power and decisions out of your hands and puts much of it in the hands of a 3rd party.
Other options to closing your business checking account
Contact the lenders directly and try to discuss your financial situation and reach an agreement with the lenders yourself.
Payoff the merchant cash advances with other loans if the balances are low enough
Discuss your financial situation with a business attorney
The advantage of some of these options in general is that they either show you are sincerely trying to work with your lenders to settle your debt, are forming a coherent strategy to do so, or have officially determined that you cannot pay. These also have advantages over closing your account.
Step 1 Search online for lenders that allow you to leverage the strengths of your business when you apply. Consider your revenues and type of operation as well as credit and time established.
Step 2 TIP: Picking a program that matches your company strengths will go a long way towards getting approved.
Step 3 Review the criteria from different lenders needed for approval. Make a list of the top two or three funders and their best matching programs.
Step 4 Contact lenders online and by phone. Review as much approval criteria as you can with a representative. Try to get the best idea possible how closely your profile matches the requirements for approval.
Step 5 Settle on the best match between different business loan programs and your strengths. Also consider your business requirements and time for funding. Apply for those programs that are the best match.
Step 6 Read the terms and conditions on any approval. Make sure there are enough revenues to cover the payments and meet all the requirements. Complete closing requirements to fund the transaction.
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How can we get approved for a small business loan?
Complete an online application. Provide any additional information on your company’s strengths, such as sales or start date. Doing so gives you a better chance of being approved, for a higher amount, and with better terms.
Is there a minimum time in business required?
Three months are required. Programs with vehicles or accounts receivables do not require 3 months. With revenues, you may be approved right after setting up licensing.
Can we be prequalified to avoid being declined and credit pulled?
Call us and we can review your information and prequalify you over the phone. If your business does not qualify for one product, you may qualify for one of many other loan options.
Can we get a longer term?
Options for 1 to 2 years are available. 36, 48 and 60 month programs with a monthly payment are available for customers wanting a longer repayment.
Frequently asked questions FAQ: soft pull business loans
Do you offer soft credit pulls?
Many soft pull options are available. Simply make the request and a representative will review the choices with you.
What is the difference between a hard and soft pull?
Hard credit pulls can lower your credit score slightly in the short term. Credit scores that have gone down from too many inquiries usually recover within three months and are short term. Soft pulls do not affect your score but can still be used to get an approval and funding without any hard pulls.
Are there fewer options with soft pull programs?
Many hard pull programs have better terms and conditions. Rates may also be lower with longer terms and monthly payments. You may be eliminating your business from better approvals by considering only soft pull options.
Can you use a credit report I provide?
You can provide credit reports 30 days old or less. We will give you a free pre-review, after which you can move on to a full review. The analysis using your credit report will be completed before your file goes into underwriting.
Interested in using your business’ cash flow overall or company assets to get funding? Watch the video below:
Your business can get an mca merchant cash advance renewal with lower rates and longer terms by understanding tips on cash advance qualifications and guidelines.
The same programs also offer mca merchant cash advance renewals with rates as low as 12% to 15% and up rate factors and longer terms if your business qualifies.
Frequently asked questions FAQ How to get an mca merchant cash advance with lower rates.
How low of a rate can I get?
The lowest rates start at 8% for the best credit, strongest cash flow and longest time in business. Rates in the low teens and higher are more common for most businesses.
Can we switch to a lower rate immediately?
You can by paying it off with a lower rate advance or regular loan. Using the funds from your new funding to payoff the balance on your old advance works especially well when the balance is low.
Can we get a better rate with a regular business loan?
Regular business loans usually do have a lower rate. They may also require a personal credit bureau score of 600 or higher. Time in business of 1 year or longer is needed for lower rate business loans.
There are cash advances you can use like a line of credit. Your business can borrow, repay, and re-borrow repeatedly. You can borrow from the line as soon as 30 to 60 days after closing with good repayment history.
If you would also like to learn more about qualifying for a cash flow loan based on sales in general, or Your Company’s Assets,
please watch the video below.
Other options to get better terms
Consider other loan types such as asset based or longer term loans if your credit score is higher
Increase your personal credit score by review your credit and disputing any inaccuracies
Establish a business credit profile and build business credit
Maintain business financial that show your business has a net profit that is more than any new loan payment you are applying for.
STEP 1: Check if you can afford another Daily payment.
Today’s Video, how to get a 3rd position MCA Cash Advance. Start the process anytime by Tapping apply on the Bottom right of this Screen, or Tapping on the End screen of this Video, or on the Apply Button on the Webpage.
Make sure you can afford another Daily payment. The Lender will be checking your profile closely.
Let’s review an Example: Multiply a $10,000 Offer amount times a 1.35 Rate Factor. There are 21 Payment Days most Months. If your offer Amount is for 8 Months, that’s 21 times 8 = 168 Payment Days. Take the $13,500 Total Repay and divide it by 168 Payment Days. That’s $80.36 Per payment day for every $10,000.
VIDEO CLIP below: Calculate MCA Affordability: 17 Seconds – 46 Seconds in Clip below.
Review your Last 3 Months Business Bank Statements, or 4 Months in States that require 4 Months like California. Your total Monthly Deposits should have increased or stayed the same.
Total Monthly Deposits that have been increasing in the last 3 months may bring a higher offer amount. Decreasing may bring a lower offer amount.
VIDEO CLIP below: Check Total Monthly Deposits: 52 Seconds – 63 Seconds in Clip below.
Average Daily Balance:That is the average balance per day for the month.
You want your Average Daily Balance to be at least $750, but better $1000 or higher.
VIDEO CLIP below: Review Average Daily Balance 63 Seconds – 74 Seconds in Clip below.
Overdrafts or NSF’s: You should not have more than 5 to 7 Overdrafts or NSF’s in any 1 Month, or it is more likely you will be declined.
If you have more, it is better to wait until you get your next statement and those are gone.
VIDEO CLIP below: Overdrafts or NSF’s 73 Seconds – 87 Seconds in Clip below.
STEP 2: Match with a Lender
Match with a lender that fits your business type.
Talk to a Representative first, that often avoids unnecessary declines.
STEP 3: Apply.
If approved, request the closing docs.
STEP 4: Close
Get a Copy of your Driver’s License, Voided Business Check and Proof of Ownership. Next, Close. Review the Contracts, and if you’re satisfied, complete the contracts and expect funding into your Account in 2 to 4 hours.
VIDEO CLIP below: Approval and Closing 94 Seconds – 111 Seconds in Clip below.
If you have repayment problems with 3 Advances, communicate with the Lenders immediately and consistently[ desert wind blowing ] to protect your business’ ability to borrow again in the future [ wind continues ]
VIDEO CLIP below: Repayment problems with 3 Advances 110 Seconds – 119 Seconds in Clip below.
In minutes and seconds.
0:17 Calculate if you can afford a third daily payment
0:52 Total Monthly Deposits: increasing or decreasing
1:03 Average Daily Balance: Minimum amount needed
1:13 Overdrafts or NSF’s: How many can I have?
1:34 Approval and Closing: What do I need?
1:50 How to avoid repayment problems: Multiple Advances
[ city street sounds ][ introduction sound effect ] Will Sanio, SmallBusinessLoansDepot.com. Today’s Video, how to get a 3rd position MCA Cash Advance.
Start the process anytime by tapping apply on the bottom right of this screen, or tapping on the end screen of this video, or on the apply button on the webpage.
Make sure you can afford a third daily payment, The Lender will be checking your profile closely. [ woman giggling ].
Let’s review an example. Multiply a $10,000 offer amount times a 1.35 rate factor. There are 21 payment days most months. If your Offer is for 8 Months, that’s 21 times 8 = 168 payment days.
Take the $13,500 total repay and divide it by 168 payment days.
That’s $80.36 Per payment day for every $10,000.
Review your last 3 months business bank statements, or 4 Months in States that require 4 Months like California. [ ocean surf sound ]
Your total monthly deposits should have increased or stayed the same. Total monthly deposits that have been increasing in the last 3 months may bring a higher offer amount. Decreasing may bring a lower offer amount.
Average Daily Balance: That is the average balance per day for the month. You want your average daily balance to be at least $750, but better $1000 or higher.
Overdrafts or NSF’s. You should not have more than 5 to 7 overdrafts or NSF’s in any 1 Month, or it is more likely you will be declined. If you have more, it is better to wait until you get your next statement and those are gone.
Match with a Lender that fits your business type. Talk to a representative first, that often avoids unnecessary declines.
Next, apply. If approved, request the closing docs.
Get a copy of your driver’s license, voided business check and proof of ownership.
Next, close. Review the contracts, and if you’re satisfied, complete the contracts and expect funding into your account in 2 to 4 hours.
If you have repayment problems with 3 advances, communicate with the lenders immediately and consistently to protect your business’ ability to borrow again in the future.
We will help you structure your existing business cash flow as well to insure your payments can safely be made. Apply below now to get your offer and cash quickly!
Call 919-771-4177 for more info.
F.A.Q.’s, Frequently asked questions
How much can we get on a 3rd position MCA?
You will get the highest offer that your business budget can handle which will be reviewed through the bank statements. If the balance on one of your other advances is low enough, it can be paid off to get an ever higher offer.
What is the longest term we can get?
Payments and terms on a 3rd funding can go up to 1 year, though most are 6 months. The longest term depends on the balances of your current MCA’s, your available funds and the ability to handle the new payment.
How fast can I get funded?
Submit your application and last three months statements in the morning and it is possible to be funded the same day.
STEP 1: Check if you can afford another Daily payment.
Will Sanio, SmallBusinessLoansDepot.com. Today’s topic, how to get another MCA Cash Advance, also known as a second position. Start the process anytime by Tapping apply on the Bottom right of this Screen, or Tapping on the End screen of this Video, or on the Apply Button on the Webpage.
Check if you can afford another Daily payment, because the Lender will check. First calculate an estimate of what your new daily Cash Advance Payment will be.
Let’s take an Example: Multiply a $10,000 offer amount times a 1.4 Rate Factor. There are 21 Payment Days most Months. If your offer Amount is for 7 Months, that’s 21 times 7 = 147 Payment Days. Take the $14,000 Total Repay and divide it by 147. That Equals $95.23 Per payment day for every $10,000.
VIDEO CLIP below: Calculate MCA Affordability: 23 Seconds – 53 Seconds in Clip below.
Review your Last 3 Months Business Bank Statements, or 4 Months in States that require 4 Months like California. [ ocean surf sound ]. Your total Monthly Deposits should have increased or stayed the same.
Average Daily Balance: That is the average balance per day for the Month.
You want your Average Daily Balance to be at least $750, but better $1000 or higher.
VIDEO CLIP below: Check Average Daily Balance: 62 Seconds – 72 Seconds in Clip below.
Overdrafts or NSF’s: You should not have more than 5 to 7 Overdrafts or NSF”s in any 1 Month, or it is more likely you will be declined.
If you have more, it is better to wait until you get your next statement and those are gone.
VIDEO CLIP below: Review Overdrafts and NSF’s 72 Seconds – 86 Seconds in Clip below.
STEP 2: Match with a Lender
Match with a lender that fits your business type.
Talk to a Representative first, that often avoids unnecessary declines.
STEP 3: Apply.
If approved, request the closing docs.
STEP 4: Close
Get a Copy of your Driver’s License, Voided Business Check and Proof of Ownership. Next, Close. Review the Contracts, and if you’re satisfied, complete the contracts and expect funding into your Account in 2 to 4 hours.
VIDEO CLIP below: Approval and Closing 86 Seconds – 102 Seconds in Clip below.
If you have repayment problems with 2 Advances, communicate with the Lenders immediately and consistently[ desert wind blowing ] to protect your business’ ability to borrow again in the future [ wind continues ]
VIDEO CLIP below: Repayment problems with 2 Advances 102 Seconds – 111 Seconds in Clip below.
In minutes and seconds.
0:23 Example: Calculate MCA Affordability
1:02 Average Daily Balance
1:12 Overdrafts and NSF’s
1:26 Approval and Closing
1:42 repayment problems with 2 Advances
[ city street sounds ], [ introduction sound effect ] Will Sanio, SmallBusinessLoansDepot.com, today’s topic, how to get another MCA Cash Advance, also known as a second position.
Start the process anytime by Tapping apply on the Bottom right of this Screen, or Tapping on the End screen of this Video, or on the Apply Button on the Webpage.
Check if you can afford another Daily payment, because the Lender will check. [ woman giggling ] First calculate an estimate of what your new daily Cash Advance Payment will be. Let’s take an example: Multiply a $10,000 offer amount times a 1.4 Rate Factor.
There are 21 Payment Days most Months. If your Offer Amount is for 7 Months, that’s 21 times 7 = 147 Payment Days. Take the $14,000 Total Repay and divide it by 147. That Equals $95.23 Per Payment Day for every $10,000.
Review your Last 3 Months Business Bank Statements, or 4 Months in States that require 4 Months like California. [ ocean surf sound ]
Your total Monthly Deposits should have increased or stayed the same.
Average Daily Balance: That is the average balance per day for the Month. You want your Average Daily Balance to be at least $750, but better $1000 or higher.
Overdrafts or NSF’s. You should not have more than 5 to 7 Overdrafts or NSF’s in any 1 Month, or it is more likely you will be declined. If you have more, it is better to wait until you get your next statement and those are gone.
Next, apply, if approved, request the closing docs. Get a Copy of your Driver’s License, Voided Business Check and Proof of Ownership.
Next, Close. Review the Contracts, and if you’re satisfied, complete the contracts and expect funding into your Account in 2 to 4 hours.
If you have repayment problems with 2 Advances, communicate with the Lenders immediately and consistently to protect your business’ ability to borrow again in the future. [ desert wind blowing ]
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When a business takes out a cash advance while having an existing one they are paying on. The business will then have a 2nd advance that is in position behind their first one and make payments on two. The second company considers the existing payment into their decision for how much and long to approve another mca for you.
How can I get a second position for more money?
Show more cash flow through other checking accounts or financial statements. Proof that you will soon payoff other existing debt is another way. Your current first position cash advance may be paid off if the balance is low enough. This allows for even more money on top of the amount to payoff the 1st position.
Can I get a lower payment than I have now?
Ask for the lowest payment when applying so that the longest term offer will be made, and thereby lowest payment. Terms as long as 18 and up to 60 months are available to get the payment down the most.
How important is credit?
Credit is a minor part of the approval. The strength of company cash flow and ability to make the new payment are the most important qualifiers.
Review your funding requirements. Calculate how much you can afford to pay per day or per week.
Apply with a merchant cash advance company or funder that offers the best products that match your businesses’ cash flow, credit and time in business.
If your business is approved, review the daily or weekly repayment terms and the merchant contract. If you agree, submit all the required closing documentation and close transaction.
Receive funds into your business checking account.
Additional funding options
Accounts receivables financing
If a merchant cash advance cannot be obtained, a further option is also accounts receivables financing. When your business has to wait more than 2 weeks to get paid on invoices but needs funding in one or two days, review accounts receivables financing. Get paid about 75% of the face value of the invoice immediately. Once the company you have invoiced pays, get the remainder less a 1% to 4% fee.
Asset based loan
Get funding for your business based on the assets. Assets can be real estate or certain types of equipment. Find out more
The highest amount depends on your most recent three months business cash flow and other debts. Point out when
applying whether you intend to use the funds to payoff other debt. Doing so will allow you to be approved for
a higher amount.
Can you buyout another position?
Buyouts of up to 3 other positions can be offered. Provide an approximate payoff amount for each existing advance when applying and state which other positions you want to buyout.
How long is it for?
Terms are between 2 and 18 months. Discounts are available for early payoff.
What are the rates?
Rates start as low as 1.18. Paying off any existing 1st position advance will give you better terms by having one advance instead of two.
Is credit important?
Credit is not a main factor for approval. The company’s cash flow, consistency of sales and time in business are more important. Higher credit scores will bring lower rates and lower terms.
This article will direct you on how to get money for payroll today. Same day funding available. If your business is interested in getting money for payroll immediately, then apply now, below or call: 919-771-4177.
How to get money for payroll: How to steps, direction, and tips:
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Step 1: Preparation
Review your current month’s payroll expenses
Calculate how much your business needs, for how long and how soon.
Step 2: Prepare your documentation
Tip: Start the process a week before needing payroll funding if possible to avoid missing your deadline payroll date.
Get your business financial information together. This includes an interim or monthly profit and loss statement, copy of your monthly payroll, tax returns and bank statements.
Step 3: Research payroll financing companies and programs
Look for payroll finance companies that meet your needs and requirements.
Contact qualifying companies and request their qualifying criteria
Match and prioritize your needs with the company that meets your criteria and you appear to qualify with.
Ask if your business will qualify or prequalify. Some lenders may be able to prequalify you over the phone prepare to submit your documentation
Step 4: Submit application information
Apply with the best qualifying company for your business.
Step 5: Approved or declined
Approved? Review terms. If you want to accept, provide all closing documentation and complete transaction denied? Contact lender to find out why you were declined and if there is anything that can be done to get approved.
If you cannot get approved, consider the reasons for the denial. Go back to other lenders you previously considered.
Ask those lenders if that will be a decline reason. If not, consider applying with that alternative lender.
How to get money for payroll – Frequently asked questions
What is payroll financing?
Financing that is used to help companies cover shortfalls in their payroll costs. It is based on the the average weekly payroll and can be used repeatedly to cover shortages.
Will we get 100% of the payroll that we need for all employees?
You can get the full amount needed to cover payroll. Qualifying is based on the gross revenue of the business. List the total monthly amount your business needs and the amount the company can pay.
Can we get the money by the end of the week to pay employees?
You can get money to make payroll as fast as one or two days. If your business applies early in the day then there is an excellent chance to pay employees the next day.
Can we use this financing in the future?
You can use the financing like a line of credit. Borrow, repay and use the line again.
Can we get payroll financing while we are still using PPP money?
You can combine PPP money that you received with payroll financing money now.
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It is an order for goods issued by one company to another. An invoice is issued to the company the order is placed with. It includes a description of the product, number of units, price, model number and delivery date. How can we get money to finance our product orders?
A percentage of the cost of raw materials and manufacturing for production is financed. The term depends on how long the process takes including delivery to the buyer and payment. Once the process is complete the borrowed funds are to be repaid by the seller. The transaction is often converted to an account receivable and the receivable is used instead as an instrument to repay the debt. In those cases, the buyer pays the cost of the finished product when they pay the invoice.
How do we qualify for product order financing?
Some of the main qualifications include the strength of the company your business is providing product to. How likely they are to pay after they have received product is considered. Also reviewed is whether your company can withstand not being paid for 30 to 60 days after delivering the product. Qualifying for accounts receivables financing helps getting approved for purchase order financing.”
Find the lowest deposit month of your last 3 checking account cycles. Example, $50,000.
Take that figure and multiply it times .20. This is approximately the amount you should conservatively be taking for an mca merchant cash advance.
Contact mca companies and apply. If you are approved for more than your recommended safe amount, do not take more unless you are sure you can make the payments.
Close the cash advance and funds are deposited into your account.
How to calculate the amount
Below is an example of how to estimate a conservative funding amount.
Look at your most recent (3) months business checking account statements. Find and add the amount of your total deposits. Most banks give you one amount and list it as “total deposits”. Some banks will also have a separate entry for electronic deposits. If your bank itemizes different deposit types, add them up. Example figures are below.
December total Deposits $25,000
January total Deposits = $15,000
February total deposits = $19,000
The lowest one is January at $15,000 in total deposits. Multiply $15,000 X .2 = $3,000. $3,000 is a safe and conservative amount.
A more aggressive amount is $15,000 times .5 = $7,500.
Figure out your daily payment. On average, the term of an mca merchant cash advance is approximately 6 months. For $3,000, your daily payment will be approximately $3,000 X 1.35 % (6 x 21) = $155.77 per business day. There are approximately 21 business days every 30 days. The rate factor used here is 1.35.
If you can handle this payment for 6 months, you can close the transaction.
Look at the bank statement payback months from last year. Can you afford the new payment if your sales are the same this year?
Other factors that affect offer and approval amounts:
Depending upon other factors such as start date, average daily balances and amount of revenues, the funder may offer a much larger business loan or advance. Larger funding amounts may be O.K.. The purpose here is to determine what is a conservative and safe amount.
More net income with higher deposits
Companies with higher gross deposits can often afford a much higher advance.
Case 1) Fixed total expenses of $7,500 out of $10,000 equal disposable income of $2,500.
Case 2) When gross deposits are $100,000 and fixed expenses are $75,000, then disposable income is $25,000.
Fixed expenses are 75% in both cases, but the company in cash 2 has a much higher net income.
Many businesses continue to take out merchant cash advances by renewing them once they are paid off, or before. 1st time taking out a merchant cash advance? Try a lower amount first to make sure the cash flow is there to cover it. If so, you can take out a larger amount in a second round.
FAQ, Frequently asked questions: Can my business afford an mca merchant cash advance?
How can I make sure I can handle the mca payment?
Use the formula above to figure out how much of a daily payment you can afford. Also consider if the amount per week and month fits into your company’s budget. Multiply the daily payment times 5 for the weekly total and times 21 for the monthly total. Daily mca cash advance payments should not be more than 20% of total deposits.
Can I lower the daily payment when my business has a slow month?
Take the average sales of your 3 lowest months per year. The cash advance approval you accept and close should be 20% maximum of the average and that will be affordable during the slow season.
How can we figure out if we can repay a merchant advance for our seasonal business?
Look at last years sales during the same months you would be repaying a new cash advance now. Take the average monthly sales during that time last year and multiply it times .20, which is 20%. That is the affordable approval amount a seasonal company can pay.
Step 1 Calculate your recent cash flow numbers. This includes monthly gross and net income. Look at your assets and your credit.
Step 2 Find lenders that offer funding programs based on your numbers and your strengths.
Step 3 Apply for the program that you determine best fits your company’s profile and has the best chance for approval.
Consider all relevant options such as bank statement loans to make sure you are not missing any opportunities for funding. You may be able to get funding through programs you were not aware are available.
F.A.Q. – Frequently asked questions.
How can I get a loan to stay in business?
Alternative funding is available when your business is trying to stay open. A bank will not loan in this situation. Show proof of income and assets with bank statements and a collateral list, and you may be able to get either asset based or cash flow capital. I’ve tried to get funding and have been declined. How is this different? Can I get a bridge loan while sales recover?
Bridge loans may be approved while your sales rebound. Offer amounts will be lower and increase as your sales increase back from their previous levels. Are there loans for restructuring due to covid-19?
Business restructuring funding is available. A plan may help the lenders determine the viability of your effort. What if I can’t get a loan to save my business?
Call us and we will help you figure out if you may be missing opportunities. Another type of funding or other option may help you.
These options focus on programs that really match what your enterprise will qualify for. Too often, companies apply for programs they never had a chance to get approved for.
Some funders focus on better credit. If your credit is not good, you may have been declined for credit. It may have been better to apply with a lender that focuses on tougher credit customers.
Some lenders focus on programs that offer higher approval for better credit and cash flow. With neither, then you may have applied for the wrong programs.
Matching loan programs to your company’s strengths is critical. Make a mental list of your company’s strengths. This will give you a blueprint from which to work when you decide on lender.
Ask the lender about their programs first to make sure they are not trying to offer products that do not fit.
Final options after business loan decline:
Final options after business loan declines include:
Adding a strong owner and sharing ownership. This can bring in money and credit.
Change your business model
Scaling back the company
Major expense cutting.
These options may allow you to work around the problem and get back up and running in the short term.
It may also be a good time to change your operational model. You can do this over the course of a few months and transition into a new product or service line.
Consider a co-signer to qualify. This can be someone who becomes another owner. If they have good credit, the may be able to co-sign for a loan for the company.
How to fix missed payments on a mca merchant cash advance or business loan and what to do when you are behind.
Step 1 Contact the lender. Let them know you are having trouble paying the advance or loan. Be prepared to answer why you cannot pay it and how you will plan to catch up.
Step 2 Ask the lender to work with you. Ask for lowered or suspended payments. If they refuse ask them to offer you a plan you can handle. Determine in advance what you are able to pay. Tell the lender what you can pay and ask them to set up a payment plan for that. Ask if they can adjust your daily payments as a percentage of sales
Step 3 Follow through on your agreement.
Step 4 *How to Tip: If you will not be able to continue paying the cash advance or business loan, ask the lender for options. There are often options available just by asking for help or letting the letting know you cannot continue to make the payments.
What if you cannot pay the cash advance or business loan and cannot catch it up?
If you cannot continue paying the cash advance or business loan, ask the lender what the options are. For missed mca payments, there are good options for past due borrowers.
If it is not a mortgage loan, the best solution is usually to try to work with the lenders. When that is not possible, other options include:
1. Pay a settlement on the mca merchant cash advance or business loan.
If you consider this option, negotiate hard with the lender on how this will be reported on your credit. You want to push for the best possible credit bureau reporting of this event. If the lender reports the tradeline as “settled for less than full balance”, this may be the best reporting.
2. Applying with another lender
This is another excellent option if you can qualify. Payoff the debts with a new loan. This works well if the balance you are past due on is low. If your current past due amounts has not damaged your credit too much yet, this option may work.
3. Another option is to ask your current lender to modify the loan.
Your current loan is $500 per month and was for 48 months. You have 10 months left. Ask the lender to modify the mca cash advance for a lower payment and more months. As a result, ask them to lower it to $200 to $300 per month for 20 and 25 months.
Tell them this benefits both of you because you will have a payment you can make and as a result, their loan will be paid. Some lenders do not want to modify. However, if you can show them you will be able to pay the past due amount by getting a lower payment, they are more likely agree to it.
Provide documentation to support your request
Prepare a quarterly or monthly profit & loss statement to show the lender that you cannot pay but you will if they lower it.
4. Take another hard look at all of your current expenses.
Can you easily reduce expenses somewhere else? Are there services that you are paying for that you really do not need and can cut? This can include business expenses and personal expenses.
How to fix your business past due loan. 1. Contact the lender. 2. Ask the lender to work with you by lowering or suspending payments. 3. Follow through on your agreement.
FAQ’s – Frequently asked questions and comments
Question: How can I fix missed payments on my cash advance?
Communicate with the advance company. One or two missed payments should not be a problem when you are in contact with them. Consider asking for a repayment plan or restructuring if you cannot pay at all.
Question: Will my credit be hurt if I miss payments on my mca cash advance?
A few missed payments should not hurt your business or personal credit. Your credit with that lender may be affected when several payments are missed. You may have trouble getting business funding again from that lender in the future.
Question: Will missed mca payments keep me from getting other business loans?
Defaults, lowered payments and other modifications may affect your ability in getting other business loans. Negotiate hard and you may be able to avoid being declared a default even if you have defaulted contractually.
Accounts receivables financing
Accounts receivables financing is another way to increase the cash flow you need to pay your current past due merchant cash advance or business loan. This can give you cash now which may be enough to pay the payments you missed and are behind on.
Consider an asset based loan
This includes a loan against equipment. Funding is between 24 and 42 months and includes a monthly payment. Earth moving equipment, Yellow Iron and “over the road” OTR rigs, semi-trucks are usually accepted.