Submitting a loan application | #eBizEntrepreneur | Robynne Erwin

Robyn from FinFind is back to discuss the numerous issues that Entrepreneurs and  SME’s tackle on a daily basis.

Today we are discussing the process around submitting a loan request. The application changes according to what type of lender you are approaching: Bank, Government, Venture capitalists and Private Business all have different criteria and conditions for loaning money; interest rates, time of repayment and the amount being borrowed are all  factors one must think of before deciding who to approach…

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We also discuss the following:Preparing to submit a loan application

      1. Challenges
      2. Up to date documentation
        1. Business Plan
        2. Human Resources organogram
      3. Credit Records
        1. Lack of transparency
        2. Lack of awareness of issues
        3. Which issues impact on loan applications and perceived risk
      4. Management Accounts
        1. Income & Expenses
        2. Balance Sheet  (why this is important – Solvency)
        3. Debtors Age Analysis
      5. Cash Flows
        1. How repayments can be made and when
        2. Where future gaps sit
      6. Timing – last minute application rather than planning for financial injection
        1. Cost of last minute
        2. Comparison between loans
        3. Interest rates are negotiable (up to a point as they are linked to perceived risk)

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