Five C's to getting a loan

Length: 2 Pages 550 Words

The five C’s of Credit are; Capital, Capacity Collateral, Character, and Conditions. These are the necessities to getting a loan when presenting your business plan to the bank or lender. When presenting to the loan agency the C’s are what he/she is looking for in your delivery, to give them a sense of security in there investment. To make sure that they feel this way you should approach them with pure confidence in your self and your proposal. A small business must have a stable capital is to ensure the lender that the borrower has a large portion of there own assets in the company. If the owner didn’t have the capital. This will show the lender that during the starting stages and the rough patches in the venture you are willing to support your own small business. Capacity or cash flow to the lo Continue...


an agency is to make sure there investment will be a safe one. You must convince the lender that you have the ability to meet your obligations in repaying the agency back on a regular basis. Although there is no guarantee of success when getting off your feet, but there is a better chance of being approved of the loan with the five C's checked out before going to the bank. This is where your confidence in presenting your business plan is important, because it reflects strongly on your character. Character of the owner is very important to the lender, because they have to be satisfied with your judgment skills and with your ambition to succeed. Also they look at your location, and your strengths and weaknesses with your competitors. Other conditions of the economy and interest rates will increase or decrease your chances to receive a loan from the lender. This shows dedication to the lender to ensure your wiliness to succeed or rep the consequences. Most importantly to a lender is a well researched, and credible business plan, to show step by step how you are going to make your business a success. The bank will gather all this information together to evaluate your request. The investors or lenders consider the market trends and the potential growth of competitors. If you are unable to repay the lender its monthly payments or the failure of your business, they have the right to seek your assets as payment. Collateral is important to a loan agency, because they need security in knowing it can retrieving there money from your personal or business assets if necessary. For example if the economy is slow or in a recession and many people aren't investing in banks, than the bank or loan agency will be reluctant to give out loans to someone they aren't impressed with.