One of the most common problems faced by many business people today revolves around their ability to obtain the financing they need. This challenge becomes even more pronounced when we are faced with a tight lending environment. It also shows the importance of maintaining a solid relationship with your lender.
Whenever someone gets turned down on a loan proposal, we have to review the facts and explore possible “whys”.
I’ve never seen a loan turned down without reasons. All loan officers have a dual and often difficult role to play. They are attempting to accommodate your need for loan funds, while protecting the assets (i.e. loaned money) of the bank. Most lenders are willing to provide you with their reasons for turning down a loan request.
Let’s review common reasons for a loan request being denied and what to do in response.
We each need to remember that a banking relationship, just like a good marriage, is a two way street. We need to always be showing improvement in our operating results, demonstrating we have a clearly defined plan with reliable historical numbers and sound cash flow projections. After you plan your work, then work your plan and fine-tune your agenda as needed. At that point I believe lenders will be looking for you!