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Small Business Lending: Changing Trends You Need to Know About

A common misconception is that banks are the best option for obtaining a small business loan.

Most business owners quickly find out that the process of obtaining a business loan through their bank is nearly impossible. obtain business loan

Why Banks Are Notoriously Difficult to Work With

Obtaining a business loan from a bank begins with a a list of to-do’s that can take hours or days to complete. Often you must include a business plan, put up collateral, have a pristine credit score and be willing to wait months to hear back on an approval. business bank loan This process for receiving money isn’t realistic or ideal for most small business owners who often need access to capital quickly to purchase inventory, buy new equipment or start an expansion project.

Are There Alternatives to Bank Loans?

For many years the only viable alternatives to a bank loan were: dipping into personal savings, asking family for a gift or turning to a merchant cash advance. Many business owners were forced to work with a cash advance company when they needed a quick loan. Unfortunately cash advances aren’t regulated by the government and often charge predatory rates - including APRs up to 200%! upset business owner Cash advance companies also require the total loan to be paid back within 6 to 9 months and take their payment directly from credit card receipts until the total amount due is paid back. While waiting months to hear back about a bank loan application isn’t great, working with a cash advance company is hardly ideal.

Obtaining a Working Capital Loan

Today the alternative lending space has opened up and cash advance companies are not the only ones in the game. Now you can browse loan options from a variety of alternative lenders and find out what information is required for qualification from each. Lenders are starting to look at more than basic numbers when considering approval, making the process more friendly to companies in less-than-perfect financial situations. happy business owner For example, obtaining a Working Capital Loan through ARF Financial is straightforward, simple and fast.

The best part about working with ARF Financial is that you are actually receiving a real bank loan. ARF Financial leverages its relationships with banks across the country to get you the financing you need. Because you’re receiving a real bank loan:

This collaboration between banks and ARF Financial allows small business owners to receive affordable financing quickly. Contact us today to speak with a representative in your area about obtaining a Working Capital Loan for your small business. 

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