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5 Cs of Credit – How to Be More Credit Worthy

Are you credit worthy? Right now, is your credit good enough for a lender to give you a loan or line of credit today? If your answer is no or if your not sure of your answer, take a look at the 5 Cs of Credit. This 5-point checklist allows loan officers to easily determine

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Why do most startups fail?

Right now is the time of innovation – kickstarters and new types of marketing campaigns are popping up everywhere. You might have an idea yourself, regardless of whether you’re a Millennial, Generation X, or even a Baby Boomer! So how do you know if your idea is a good one? As I have mentioned in

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Banks are Restructuring Troubled Loans

With oil prices the lowest they’ve ever been in recent memory, business owners and financial analysts are predicting either an economic downturn, or possibly another recession in oil producing states. Bad news for oil and gas companies? Maybe not… Recently, I spoke with several Houston area bankers and learned that there seems to be a general

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Trade Finance

See Also: Trade Credit Trade Account Exchange Traded Funds Currency Exchange Rates Currency Swap Trade Finance Definition Trade Finance is the movement of assets, transactions, or investments overseas into other markets. To ensure the safety of a purchaser or seller trade finance, banks often provide a needed service to make the transactions as meaningful and

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Private Placement

See Also: Convertible Debt Instrument Common Stock Definition Preferred Stocks Hedging Risk Treasury Stock Private Placement Definition The private placement definition is the process of raising capital directly from institutional investors. A company that does not have access to or does not wish to make use of public capital markets can issue stocks, bonds, or

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External Sources of Cash

See Also: Angel Investor Categories of Banks Commercial Paper Common Stock Convertible Debt Instrument Venture Capital External Sources of Cash In another article, I told you about Sue and generating cash from sources within her business. I will not detail her entire story at this time, but will tell you that we were successful in

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Categories of Banks

See Also: Bankers’ Language is Financial Jargon Finding the Right Lender Funding Source Versus Lender How to Manage Your Banking Relationship Interest Rate Is it Time to Find a New Bank? Commercial Bank Categories of Banks In another article, I told you the story about Robin’s company needing to perform due diligence on her lender.

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Financial Jargon

See Also: Categories of Banks Finding the Right Lender Funding Source Versus Lender How to Manage Your Banking Relationship Interest Rate Is it Time to Find a New Bank? Financial Jargon My client, Elliott, met a friendly banker at a networking function. The banker told him, “I like your business and would like to loan

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Banks Tighten Credit Standards

An article in todays’ Wall Street Journal highlights how banks tighten credit standards across the country’s banking community. The author cites interviews with bankers indicating a change in the amount of risk that lenders are willing to take. Later in the article the author cites sources that say they haven’t seen a credit crunch. So

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