Financing for Liquor Stores

Liquor store owners have unique needs to keep pace with the big box competitors crowding out the industry. For this reason, ARF Financial has created loan products specifically for liquor stores to serve their financial needs and remain competitive. While the industry has continued to be successful throughout the pandemic, quick access to capital remains key to overcoming short-term cash flow gaps or seizing long-term growth opportunities. When it comes to liquor store financing, our team of professional loan consultants can provide the trusted guidance you deserve to keep your store profitable and moving forward.

Our focus is getting you the working capital you need when you need it, without the hassles and long wait of a traditional bank. Confidently approach suppliers for best volume pricing when you have the funds available to make it happen. We will stick with you for the long haul, ensuring you can capitalize on new opportunities as they develop. Here are some common ways to put our liquor store financing to work in your business:

Opening another location or buying out a competitor store

Expansion projects, storefront renovations & remodels

Purchasing inventory in bulk to receive volume discounts

Purchase new equipment, or upgrade your POS system

Invest in a new advertising and marketing campaign

Buy out a business partner or pay off an investor

What Makes ARF Financial Different?

Since 2001, we have helped thousands of liquor store owners secure over a billion dollars in loan proceeds! The financing we provide is a true bank loan not a merchant cash advance, which means rates are lower, payments are fixed, terms are longer and the interest you pay is tax deductible. Through our exclusive relationships with community banks across the country, you can obtain the funds you need quickly with no collateral and limited paperwork. It’s our job to understand your business goals, financing needs, and then customize a loan to meet those needs. You’ll receive the funds quickly, with fixed terms and affordable payments that won’t increase as revenue grows – maximizing your return on investment without sacrificing your cash flow.

Here are just a few of our loan program advantages:

Access loan amounts from $5,000 to $1,000,000

No collateral requirements on loans up to $750,000

Fixed repayment terms up to 36 months

Same-day approvals and fundings in under a week

Streamlined process with minimal documentation

Ability to defer up to 50% of loan principal for lowest payment

All loans come with an optional line of credit

24-hour access to 5 loan drafts over a 6-month period

The interest paid is tax deductible

Early payoff options are available

When choosing the right business lender, it’s important to compare loan size and repayment terms because…

Size Matters!

Larger Loan Amounts, Longer Terms & Big Rewards

You can now borrow up to $1,000,000 with terms up to 36 months to fund your big projects while keeping your costs low. Our average loan amount is over six times larger and repayment terms are more than three times longer than a Merchant Cash Advance. Larger loan amounts mean you can invest in growth opportunities that will make a significant impact to your bottom line, and longer terms mean your payments are manageable and won’t interfere with your cash flow! Check out the comparison below:

Completing an application only takes 10 minutes and won’t affect your credit.

Borrow $100,000 or more and receive a $1,000 Amex Gift Card!

For a limited time, we’re going big and rewarding our clients with a $1,000 gift card. Merchants borrowing a minimum of $100,000 within 30 days of their completed application will receive a $1,000 Amex Gift Card!*

*Receipt of the $1,000 Amex Gift Card is conditional based upon the following: Merchant’s approval under ARF Financial’s standard underwriting models and policies, merchant’s acceptance of an approved loan amount, rate and term; and, merchant borrowing a minimum of $100,000 within 30 days of merchant’s completed application. Promotion is only valid on loans with terms of 39 weeks or longer, and interest-only loans are excluded. This offer is not guaranteed unless application is made by merchant, merchant borrows in accordance with the guidelines provided herein. Merchants with active loans are excluded. Former merchants must be paid off 90 days or more to qualify. One card per guarantor only. ARF Financial reserves the right to terminate the offer at any time. Offer expires October 31st, 2022.

The Difference is Insight

Purchasing Inventory During Peak Seasons

When it comes to running a liquor store, we understand the large seasonal variation in sales that business owners like you are faced with. Being prepared for seasonal fluctuations by having quick access to committed working capital allows you to flourish during all seasons. By establishing a line of credit with 24-hour availability for your business, ARF Financial can help you be ready for any season.

Take Advantage of Growth Opportunities

Are you looking to renovate your existing location or remodel your storefront? Perhaps you want to offer new products to attract more business? No matter what your future holds, our Flex Pay Loan  allows you to capitalize on your business’s potential now and worry about the payments later. With Flex Pay you have the freedom to defer up to 50% of your loan principal into the future for dramatically lower payments now.

Minimum Qualifications

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Industry Type

We lend to more than just restaurants. Over the years we’ve expanded our approved industry types. Click here to see the full list.

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Credit Score

You don’t need perfect credit to qualify. We can approve applicants with a minimum Equifax credit score of only 551.

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Time in Business

Applicant must own the business. The business must be open and operating under the same ownership for at least one month (30 days).

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Annual Sales

Your business must generate a minimum of $17,000 per month in gross sales ($200,000 annually) from both credit card and cash.

How to Apply for a Liquor Store Loan

If you own a liquor store and are looking for working capital with the lowest payments possible, simply complete our online application today. There are 4 prequalification questions, 5 easy steps, and there is no hard credit pull so your credit will not be affected. Click here to get started. We also employ seasoned loan consultants who live and work in your area, who are knowledgeable about your specific market and will work side-by-side with you throughout the process.

Our Unique Loan Products

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Bankroll – Revolving Line of Credit

Your business is always evolving. Wouldn’t it be great to have a loan product flexible enough to evolve with it? Now you do! Our new Revolving Line of Credit – BANKROLL, provides the MAX loan approval, a fixed loan term up to 36 months, and a fixed weekly payment – plus the flexibility to pay down or draw funds on an unlimited basis!

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Interest-Only Flex Pay Loan

We believe growing your business shouldn’t mean sacrificing your cash flow, and with ARF’s Interest-Only Flex Pay Loan it doesn’t. It allows you to quickly access from $50,000 to $750,000 without collateral and low, interest-only payments for up to 1 year. And, it also carries an optional Line of Credit with unlimited draws for up to a year!

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Unsecured Lines of Credit

With an unsecured Line of Credit from ARF Financial, when opportunity knocks, business conditions change or unexpected expenses arise, you will be ready. It gives you 24-hour access to 5 separate loan drafts over a 6-month period. You can draw additional funds as needed and only pay for what you use!

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Flex Pay Loans

Many merchants simply don’t dream big because they believe they can’t afford to borrow the funds needed to make those dreams real. Our Flex Pay loan solves that problem! Flex Pay allows your clients to defer up to 50% of their loan principal into the future, resulting in the lowest payments now!

Business Loan Calculator

Use our business loan calculator to calculate loan amount.

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Terms and Conditions

ARF Financial LLC is an exclusive third party originator of commercial loans for state charted community banks throughout the United States (“Partner Banks”), (collectively herein referred to as “Lender”). This Preliminary Loan Amount is based upon pre-underwriting standards consistent with Lender’s guidelines. This Preliminary Loan Amount is based upon the information provided by the Merchant in the Loan Calculator. This approval is contingent upon the accuracy and truthfulness of the information provided by the Merchant therein and on any additional information discovered by Lender during the Underwriting process including but not limited to the review of all financial information provided by the Merchant, the personal credit of any guarantor and/or any information available from the public domain relating to the business’ or the guarantor’s outstanding liens and judgments, collection issues, history of fraud, bankruptcy, or criminal activity; the status of the Merchant’s business entity with the State where they are located; or any other information that may reflect on the business or guarantor’s ability to repay this loan. The terms of this Preliminary Loan Amount may change based upon the review of all information noted above. The terms of this Preliminary Loan Amount (noted above or if modified during the Underwriting process) are not deemed approved until the Merchant agrees to and executes all necessary Loan documents and the Loan documents are countersigned and approved by an Officer of Lender. If Merchant executed no Universal Merchant Credit Application then this Preliminary Loan Amount is for discussion purposes only.

Quick & Easy Online Application

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Use our online application to get approved in 24 to 48 hours! There are 5 easy steps, It only takes 10 minutes and won’t affect your credit.

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