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What Happens When You Default on an SBA Loan

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What Happens When You Default on an SBA Loan

At Protect Law Group, we are proud to be the go-to law firm for small business owners facing loan challenges. If your business is struggling to make loan payments, you may be dreading the possibility of defaulting on your SBA loan. Your thoughts may be running wild with questions such as, “what happens if I can’t keep up with my SBA payments?” or “what are the consequences of defaulting?”

If you’re wondering what happens when you default on an SBA loan, you’re not alone. In today’s blog, we’re discussing four important things you need to know about defaulting on an SBA loan. Keep reading to learn more, then reach out to our SBA loan attorneys today.

Your Creditor has the Right to Accelerate Payments

When you default on an SBA loan, the creditor has the right to immediately demand payment on the entire balance of the loan. This means that even if there are more payments due on the loan, they can now be immediately due and payable. This can be a massive financial burden for any small business owner to bear.

You Are Liable for Collection Costs

As part of the loan documents, you likely agreed that you would be liable for the costs associated with the creditor collecting the loan in case of a default. This can include attorney’s fees and other collection costs. 

Defaulted Loans Can Hurt Your Credit Score

Along with financial repercussions, defaulting on an SBA loan can also have a negative impact on your credit score. A defaulted loan appears on your credit report and affects your credit score, making it more difficult to get loans or credit in the future. 

Defaulted Loans Can Lead to Legal Action 

Just as defaulting on a loan could seriously damage your credit, it can also trigger legal action. If your creditor is unable to collect the loan balance, they may take legal action against you. In extreme cases, your assets may be seized, or your wages could be garnished. 

Defaulting on an SBA loan can have serious consequences if not handled carefully. Thankfully, we offer the SBA loan help you need to get through the difficulty and find relief. Business debt relief is possible — and our SBA loan attorneys can help provide you with the assistance you need to navigate the nuances of a difficult system and get the loan forgiveness you need.

At Protect Law Group, our passionate SBA loan attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help guide you through the legal process and identify the best solution for your financial situation. From SBA loan investigation and discovery to deferment and modification, our mission is to ensure you have advice tailored to suit your needs. If you have any questions regarding defaulting on an SBA loan or what you can do in your specific situation, don’t hesitate to contact us now!

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Millions of Dollars in SBA Debts Resolved via Offer in Compromise and Negotiated Repayment Agreements without our Clients filing for Bankruptcy or Facing Home Foreclosure

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Client personally guaranteed SBA 7(a) loan balance of over $150,000.  Business failed and eventually shut down.  SBA then pursued client for the balance.  We intervened and was able to present an SBA OIC that was accepted for $30,000.



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.



The clients are personally guaranteed an SBA 7(a) loan.  The SBA referred the debt to the Department of Treasury, which was seeking payment of $487,981 from our clients.  We initially filed a Cross-Servicing Dispute, which was denied.  As a result, we filed an Appeals Petition with the SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals asserting legal defenses and supporting evidence uncovered during the discovery and investigation phase of our services.  Ultimately, the SBA settled the debt for $25,000 - saving our clients approximately $462,981.

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