Repaying Loans

Before approving any business loan request, a lender should be convinced of the business applicant’s ability (through cashflow) to service debt. If a business is not successful in generating enough cashflow to do this, however, a lender may need to rely on either personal guarantees or the security pledged as collateral in order to be repaid. This program will explore these three means of getting repaid and identify the challenges that lenders face in each scenario.

Covered Topics

  • Cashflow: What it is and how to measure it
  • Global Cashflow: When it can prove to be a useful tool
  • Personal Financial Statements: What They Tell Us (and don’t tell us) about a borrower
  • Personal Guarantees: When they are useful and how to leverage them
  • Collateral Coverage