Fees of a Cash Flow Loan:
Not only are the interest rates on cash flow loans high, but most of them also come with heavy fees, as well. Most cash flow lenders charge an origination fee of about 2.5% of the amount you are borrowing to process the loan. There will usually also be sizeable charges for late payments or if there are insufficient funds in your account to cover a scheduled payment.
Liens and personal guarantees.
Cash flow loans are sometimes marketed as “unsecured business loans,”? which means you don’t need the collateral a bank would require to be approved. This isn’t entirely accurate, however. Cash flow lenders DO require security to lower the risk of losing their investment if you default, but instead of acquiring a specific asset from you, they will put a general lien on your entire business. You will also have to sign a personal guarantee for the loan, meaning if your business cannot pay it back, you will be personally responsible to do so.
Cash Flow Loan Automatic Payments:
One way cash flow lenders cover the increased risk of these loans is by taking payments directly out of your bank account to make sure they get paid back. Depending on the company and your loan terms, a payment might be taken every day or several times a week. Continue reading “In the first case, where fixed payments are taken daily, think about what your company’s cash flow is like”