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In recent SBA news, Golden Pacific Bank launched an automated nationwide program to make Small Business Administration microloans using their the Smartbizloan.com loan portal. The portal allows small businesses to apply for SBA loans as small as $5,000, which is an amount too small for most banks to consider.
The borrower fills out the online form and verifies to the lender that the bank may pull financial, tax and credit records on the company. The automated program compiles the data and grades the loan. A bank loan committee still oversees final approvals.
A loan that gets approved can be funded in days, she said. The bank is an SBA preferred lender, which means it can approve its own loans.
The loans can be as small as $5,000 and as high as $150,000 and bank officials identifying the sweet spot being under $25,000. If you are looking for a loan over $25,000 you will be required to pledge collateral. The term of the loan is 10 years, but as with all SBA loans, there is no penalty for early pre-payment.
In a pilot program since the end of last year, the SBA SmartBiz loan has funded $1 million so far through about 60 loans.
Borrowers have been across the country and in all kinds of business including loans to manufacturers of wild bird feed and yoga clothes to bookkeepers and other professionals.
The loan cannot be used to launch a business. The business seeking the loan has to have been in business with financial records for at least a year.
These mircoloans are the size of loan that many banks don’t want to make, as it takes as much time as it does to make a larger loan, and yet it offers very little income to the bank.
Many businesses that need small amounts of money end up using credit cards, but credit cards do not build up a credit profile and they are expensive.
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