Need Capital for Your Small Business? Here’s The Scoop on Unsecured Loans

If you are seriously seeking money in the form of an unsecured small business loan, you will be pleased to know that the process can be painless, quick and easy. Lenders know your frustrations when trying to borrow money in today’s economic environment.

You’ve heard it said before: It takes money to make money. Think about it. Whether you need to increase your inventory, or perhaps increase your equipment, you need money to seize business opportunities to increase your business.

Fortunately, there are places where you can obtain business loans without collateral. If you’ve operated your business for over a year and generate a minimum of $3,000 in credit card sales per month, you can pre-qualify for a business loan. You may barely meet these requirements or you may greatly exceed them. Each credit situation is unique. Clients that pre-qualify have a better than likely chance of receiving funding. Lenders will extend their efforts to assist you in securing a loan for free. Until you have successfully secured funds, there is no obligation and no fee.

If you are an individual or start-up business, you may be able to borrow between $10,000 and $150,000. If you are a business owner with two or more years in operation, you may be able to borrow between $15,000 and $250,000. The amount will vary based upon a number of credit attributes. No collateral or assets are required. The amount of your business loan will depend upon your credit rating and monthly credit card sales history. It’s that simple!

Most lenders have a $5,000 minimum loan amount. Typically, loan amounts can be up to twice the amount of your average monthly credit card and debit card sales. Lenders are processing loan applications in about seven business days. Once you fill out the brief application (online, on the phone or via fax), you’ll have your money. In most instances, no financial documentation is required. These loans are available to all types of business. Most loans are for a one-year term. However, 24- to 84- month terms is not uncommon.

There is no cost to apply for these business loans; however, once your loan is approved, there is usually a “processing” fee that is deducted from the loan amount. Or, certain lenders will assess a “loan consulting” fee that varies based upon the amount of financing you receive and the type of loan program you choose. In any event, fee structures are set forth before your loan is finalized. Many loan programs have no fees so it is good to take a look at a few lenders.

The interest rates for these business loans vary, depending on your credit situation and the lender that approves you. The interest rate typically falls somewhere between prime +2% and prime +9.99%. The overall average interest rate for most clients can range from 6.99% to 13.99%. Interest rates are clearly stated and the terms of the loans are usually set out at the time of your initial application.

Payback of these business loans is easy. The lender will automatically withhold a small percentage of your daily credit card settlements until the loan is repaid. There are no checks to write, no due dates to worry about. Your merchant account processing will be transferred to the lender’s nationally recognized processor with rates that are usually lower than your existing processing rates. In short, your lender will get their payment automatically, every day.