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SBA Loan Default News: The Worst Franchises

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SBA Loan Default News: The Worst Franchises

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.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Quiznos, Cold Stone Creamery, Planet Beach Franchising and Huntington Learning Centers Inc. ranked among the 10 worst franchise brands in terms of Small Business Administration loan defaults.

The 10 worst performing franchisees saw their SBA loans defaulted on at a rate more than twice as high as SBA borrowers of all other chains in the past decade.

In other terms, the top 10 worst performing brands have contributed to 21% of all franchise-loan charge-offs by the SBA.

The 7(a) loan-guarantee program is the SBA's most popular loan program by far. It was set up six decades ago to help borrowers who can't qualify for traditional loans obtain funding to start or expand franchises and other small businesses.

Based on the Journal's analysis, charge-offs on SBA 7(a) loans have been declining. Last  year, 8,100 such loans were charged off for a total of $705 million, down from nearly $2 billion charged off in 2010.

Quiznos franchisees charged off more money than any other franchise during the past decade. Its franchisees accumulated $38 million in unpaid loans and had a default rate of 30% from 2004 through 2013.  The franchisor filed for bankruptcy in March of this year.

Others, such as Planet Beach Franchising Corp., said that franchisees were hurt by the 10% tax the feds placed on tanning services in 2010 to help pay for ObamaCare.  The Journal determined that Planet Beach franchisees has a 41% default rate.

Who were the  best performers in the ranking? They included  Jimmy John's, Little Caesar's Pizza and Days Inn, which all had default rates of 2% or less.

Below is the list of worst performing franchises, according to the Wall St. Journal:

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Client personally guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan for $350,000. The small business failed but because of the personal guarantee liability, the client continued to pay the monthly principal & interest out-of-pocket draining his savings. The client hired a local attorney but quickly realized that he was not familiar with SBA-backed loans or their standard operating procedures. Our firm was subsequently hired after the client received the SBA's official 60-day notice. After back-and-forth negotiations, we were able to convince the SBA to reinstate the loan, retract the acceleration of the outstanding balance, modify the original terms, and approve a structured workout reducing the interest rate from 7.75% to 0% and extending the maturity date for a longer period to make the monthly payments affordable. In conclusion, not only we were able to help the client avoid litigation and bankruptcy, but our SBA lawyers also saved him approximately $227,945 over the term of the workout.



The client personally guaranteed an SBA 504 loan balance of $375,000.  Debt had been cross-referred to the Treasury at the time we got involved with the case.  We successfully had debt recalled to the SBA where we then presented an SBA OIC that was accepted for $58,000.



Clients borrowed and personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan.  Clients defaulted on the SBA loan and were sued in federal district court for breach of contract.  The SBA lender demanded the Client pledge several personal real estate properties as collateral to reinstate and secure the defaulted SBA loan.  We were subsequently hired to intervene and aggressively defend the lawsuit.  After several months of litigation, our attorneys negotiated a reinstatement of the SBA loan and a structured workout that did not involve any liens against the Client's personal real estate holdings.

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