We provide individuals who are facing an SBA loan default with solutions. We will analyze your SBA loan problems and advise you on potential solutions such as an SBA offer in compromise.
Dealing with the idea that you might be facing an SBA loan default can be terrifying. The SBA attorneys in our office are skilled at helping clients understand all the facets of their situation. We will advise you as to the potential for an SBA offer in compromise. You should never face your SBA loan problems alone. It is important to retain the services of an attorney who can help you through this difficult time in your life. Please contact us for a free initial consultation.
Throughout the country, small-business lending is lagging behind other types of business and consumer loans. At the end of the first quarter, banks held $585 billion in loans to small businesses, up from the previous year by 1%, but 18% less than the apex of $711 billion in 2008, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The number of loans for $1 million or less held by banks has decreased about 14% to 23.5 million since 2008. In almost one-third of all counties in the United States, small-business lending remains below 2005 levels, estimates PayNet Inc.
A study by the University of Chicago of lending cutbacks during the financial crisis concluded that employment and business formation were depressed in counties with more exposure to banks that cut their small-business lending, according to University of Chicago economist Michael Greenstone, a co-author of the study. That is, the more small business lending, the more growth for small business, the more employment, tax revenue, etc.
Many business owners instead have used their savings or retirement plans, looked to family and friends for capital or tapped costlier forms of financing. More and more small businesses are looking online for small-business lending, which usually results in high-cost, short term lending.
Even when banks are lending to small businesses, the terms may seem onerous. It is not uncommon to see a business owner with a successful track record put his or her own home up as collateral for a business loan but also have a relative commit to placing their home as collateral. The overall effect seems to be a cautious approach to lending and borrowing.
If you are facing an SBA loan default or other financial trouble with the SBA or Department of Treasury, contact our firm today for a FREE case evaluation at 1-888-756-9969.