Baltimore, Maryland (PressExposure) March 20, 2011 -- http://shaw-capitalmanagement.com posted by: shawcapitalman
Two types of asset based financing for your information to avoid factoring scams. For Working Capital. Shaw Capital Management and Financing offers asset based lending for companies that need to maximize their borrowing capacity using accounts receivable and inventory as collateral. Receivable based financing combined with inventory finance has become a useful tool for many undercapitalized businesses.
Shaw Capital Management and Financing evaluate a client's business assets as its primary focus to establish the borrowing base. The result is usually far greater borrowing power than can be achieved from a traditional cash flow banking approach due to our expertise in industry specialization.
Bank Financing. Shaw Capital Management and Financing offer higher advance rates due to our experience in receivable valuation. In the event where the client already has a bank line of credit, an Inter-creditor agreement is made between the bank and Shaw Capital Management and Financing where the receivables are assigned to Shaw Capital Management and Financing and therefore allows the client to borrow at higher advance rates.
"Due to the recession, many businesses have seen their credit rating dwindle and in most instances, the credit of small businesses is based off of the business owner's personal credit rating. Small businesses have not been the only businesses that have been affected by the recession and stricter lending standards however. Many large scale companies are getting rejecting for unsecured loans that they would have qualified for five to ten years ago.
After the markets started crashing a few years ago, most people thought that asset based lending and subprime loan companies would be put out of business forever. While subprime mortgage lending took a big hit, it has been found out that asset based lending for businesses is actually making a big comeback. With credit companies refusing to issue loans to companies that they may have leant to prior to the recession, businesses have had to find a way to obtain the financing that they need. Asset based lending companies have stepped in full force and are quickly growing in popularity.
Asset loans use a company's liquid assets to determine whether or not they are going to lend to them rather than using a credit score. Credit scores are still obtained but they are not the ultimate and definitive deciding factor with asset based lending. Liquid assets can be defined as the company's equipment, accounts receivable, restaurant assets and in some cases even real estate if it is owned by the business. The business enters into a contract that uses their assets as collateral in the event that they ever default on the loan. What used to be considered subprime lending is now becoming a very popular and widely used method of obtaining loans for business owners.
There are a few downfalls to pass around to asset based lending as well. The first major downfall is that if the business defaulted on the loan, then the lender has the right to seize physical assets and future payments that are due to the company depending on what asset is being held in collateral. Second, the interest rates are often above 10%, which is typically higher than standard lending rates. And last, the lending limits may be lower than traditional lending, as most asset based lending companies will only lend an average of 60% of the value of physical and hard assets and 80% of the value of future accounts receivables.
By Vanessa Sweeney