As banks raise their requirements on loans, business owners are trying ti figure out how they can get the working capital they need to cover obligations, maintain day-to-day operations, and even roll out plans for growth. Loan turndowns have been on the rise, and they are not just experienced by businesses going through a rough financial patch. Loan turndowns impact individual businesses, but have a greater impact on our economy as a whole.
What Triggers Loan Turndowns?
When a business applies for a loan, the lender will compare their requirements with the applicant’s profile. The largest portion of any loan consideration is credit score. For a business loan, lenders prefer their applicants to have credit ratings above 770, and ideally above 800. Anything below that frequently undisclosed number throws up a red flag that the business may not be able to repay the capital they borrow. Cash flow and sales are also