Become Bankable, What Does That Mean?
When your business becomes bankable that means you have effectively separated your personal credit from your business credit and you have established a business entity that can stand on its’ own for financing.
Becoming Bankable Has Four Parts:
- Part One – Lender Compliance
Lender compliance is a series of small items that a lender’s underwriting computer is going to immediately check when you apply for a business loan. Lenders are simply looking to see if your business falls into known higher rates of default. Until Lender Compliance is completed, your business will be considered high risk.
- Part Two – Business Credit History
If you look at your business credit reports and you do not see at least 10 reporting tradelines, then you have too little business credit history to be considered bankable.
- Part Three – Business Credit Scores
You are well aware of how important it is to have 700 or higher personal credit scores. For your business to become bankable it must have business credit scores of 80 or above which are just like having 720 scores personally.
- Part Four – Business Bank Rating
Lenders want to see that your business has the ability to debt service or cover the monthly payment for the loan amount you are requesting. For this, they are going to look at your business bank rating that will tell them if you have the money to make their payment or if it is more likely that you will default.
Only a small percentage of businesses take the time to become bankable before they apply for financing. This is why the SBA reports that up to 90% of business loan applications get declined. Don’t let that happen to you.
We make it easy for you to setup your business credibly so you can get the most amount of credit and financing for your business.
Talk to a Catalyst Capital commercial finance advisor today for more details.