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Minimise the Risk of Rejection For Finance

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Just a year ago the thought of ever being rejected for any form of finance may never have crossed your mind, and indeed were it not for the global credit crunch you may never have experienced any problem when it came to getting credit. However, unfortunately the global credit crunch struck like a giant hurricane last summer, wreaking havoc in all the financial markets and making it far more difficult for consumers to get finance as a result of lenders tightening their eligibility criteria. It is therefore more important than ever to be cautious when applying for finance in order to avoid the pitfalls of rejection.

When you are applying for loans or any other sort of finance you always need to check the eligibility requirements. You should bear in mind that the eligibility requirements have changed for many lenders over the past year, and whereas you may have fitted in with the criteria twelve months ago this may no longer be the case because of the tighter rules that lenders have put into place. By ensuring that you read up on the eligibility criteria for each lender you are thinking of applying to you can ensure that you do not risk rejection simply because you do not match the requirements.

Something as simple as making mistakes or leaving information off the application form can result in your applications for finance being rejected, so make sure that you are vigilant when you complete the form, and double check it to ensure that you have answered all questions. Also, no matter how tempted you may be to leave information out or tell a white lie or two don’t! Lenders can quickly pick up on things like this, and not only will you face rejection but you could find that your changes of getting finance with any other lender are ruined for a long time to come.

Another thing that you can do that might help you to avoid rejection for finance is keep a regular eye on your credit file, which is what lenders use when deciding whether to give your credit. Make sure that the information on the file is correct and up to date, and if not get any outdated information or inaccurate information rectified otherwise this could have a negative impact on your credit file and rating.

If you are rejected for finance this does not mean that you will not get finance with another lender, but you need to make sure that you don’t wade straight in and start sending out applications to a range of other lenders, as each rejection you get makes it that bit harder to get finance again in the future. Instead, consider using the services of a broker, who may be able determine which lender is most likely to cater for your needs based on the information that you provide.

Basic Guides To Get A Home Business Loan

Friday, May 29th, 2009

You want to run a home business but you don’t have enough funds, then maybe you need a home business loan. In fact, many home business owners who have no the capital needed to get their businesses up and running turn to home business loans to start their business without having to wait for funds to accumulate.    .

Before you actually apply for your home business loan, you are going to need to prepare a few things. First and foremost, you must create a clear and detailed business plan that shows your projected cash flow and you also need to write a business loan proposal. Without these things, it will be impossible to qualify for a home business loan. If you have no idea how to create a business plan or write a business loan proposal, you may want to consider hiring a business writer to create these documents for you.

In addition to providing the above documents, you will need to prove that you are capable of operating the home business you are starting. If your home business is already operating and generating revenue, you’re also going to need to bring profit and loss statements when you apply for the loan.

Before you actually apply for the loan you will also need to figure out exactly how much money you should ask for. Sit down and take a realistic look at your financing needs, figure out how much you can afford to pay back each month and calculate how long you will need to take the loan out for. When you apply for your home business loan, you are going to need to provide this information to the lender.

When in need of home business financing, there are multiple financing resources for you to turn to. The first place many people go when they want to get a home business loan is their bank or credit union. Unless you have very good credit, this may not be the best option for you. Banks and credit unions consider home business loans to be a higher risk than brick-and-mortar business loans and some will require you to take out a higher-interest personal loan to finance your home business needs.

If you are rejected the first time you apply for your home business loan, don’t become discouraged. More than half of the people who apply for business loans are rejected the first time they apply. If you are rejected, ask for a detailed explanation as to why you were rejected and ask what you need to do in order to qualify for the loan.

If your bank or credit union will not give you the financing you need, you still have other options. You may want to look into becoming financed by angel investors. Angel investors are wealthy businesspeople who invest in fledgling businesses. The angel investors loan you the money you need and you then pay your investors back with interest.

If you have friends or family members who are looking to invest, you may want to see if they would like to invest in your home business. Those who are closest to you can sometimes be the best resource for your home business financing needs.

If everything is failure in getting the funds, consider leveraging your credit cards to get it. The benefits of using your credit cards to finance your home business may far outweigh the negative aspects of credit card financing.