Understanding Debt Risk, Loan Forgiveness, and Business Financing

Businesses all over the United States are seeking financing to keep operations running and weather uncertain conditions amid a pandemic. Since April, business owners have seen stimulus packages and relief loans promising loan forgiveness and minimized risk to borrowers. But what exactly do these things mean and how do they impact businesses? Is there such a thing as stable and reliable business financing?

Debt Risk for Businesses

For the past decade or so, traditional lenders have been trying to minimize their risk by shifting it to borrowers. In order to qualify for loans, businesses must meet minimum credit ratings, have enough collateral to put up against the amount of financing requested, and a long financial history. Unfortunately, these requirements marginalize new and small businesses. Even alternatives to traditional debt-based loans, such as merchant cash advances, have very high interest rates to place the majority of the risk with the business borrowing capital. In order for businesses to thrive – even in adverse market conditions – they need financing solutions that minimize their risk and aren’t cost-prohibitive to access.

Loan Forgiveness

Loan forgiveness was introduced with the relief loans created by the CARES Act. In summary, businesses that take out relief loans are eligible for loan forgiveness, provided the funds are used to maintain payroll and benefits. There is a big caveat in these loans which states that if a business needs to lay off workers or reduce payroll, then loan forgiveness will similarly be reduced. So if a business is deemed “non-essential” or loses workers during the pandemic and it is unable to hire replacements, they stand a risk of not getting loan forgiveness. That in itself poses a big risk to businesses, and they need a financing solution that doesn’t hinge on uncertain future events.

Simple and Transparent Business Financing

Accounts receivable factoring offer a stable, reliable, and transparent source of business financing. The process is simple – businesses submit unpaid customer invoices for factoring services, and those receivables are converted to cash and made available within 24 hours. There is no debt, no risk, and no uncertainty, because factoring uses existing receivables. Businesses can maintain a healthy cash flow without worrying about new legislation, fluctuating interest rates, or nebulous caveats.

New Century Financial is a leader in comprehensive factoring services that give businesses more control over which invoices or parts of invoices get factored. We can also finance lines of credit up to $5 million based on receivables. Contact New Century Financial today and get the business financing you need without any of the risk or guesswork.