Financial ratios are used by lenders to make a decision on whether to provide finances to a business or not. These ratios can be used to evaluate the overall financial position of a business. To build up a strong credibility before its lenders, a business must strengthen its financial ratios.
The financial ratios are classified into four main categories, namely, liquidity ratios, activity ratios, solvency ratios and profitability ratios. Profitability ratios are a measure of the profitability and earnings of the business. One such important ratio which draws the attention of investors is the Return on Net Worth.
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A business may extend credit to its customers for the goods sold & services rendered to them and frame appropriate credit policy suitable to the business. Credit policy indicates the credit period that a company will offer to its customers. A credit policy should not be too liberal that it results in defaults, nor should it be too strict that it restricts sales. Ageing analysis of accounts receivables helps a business in framing an appropriate credit policy and also helps to analyze the category and quality of its debtors.
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Once you have decided to apply for a small business loan, it helps to have an understanding both of your circumstances as well as the business loan lender’s perspective. This will help to improve the odds of success, and apply for a loan type and amount that is suitable to both your needs and your capacity.
Here are 5 important questions you should ask and answer before you apply for an unsecured business loan:
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In an exclusive interview with SME Times, Shailesh Jacob, Founder & CEO of LoanFrame.com, a fintech company that provides a comprehensive range of financing solutions to small and medium scale enterprises, gives a thorough picture of the SME financing situation in the country.
He adds that India, compared to its global peers, has the most neglected SME sector, which is reeling under some major challenges such as lack of funds and higher interest rates, over-reliance of banks on large corporates as a customer base and demand of collateral by the financial institutions.
Excerpts from the interview…
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Your credit score reflects your credit habits to your bankers and therefore it is indeed important for you to be concerned about your credit score. As such, people are now getting aware of the importance to review their credit reports regularly. Even the regulator, SEBI, has acknowledged the need to regularly monitor the credit reports and thereby calls for one free report on an annual basis by the credit information bureaus. Reviewing your credit report indeed helps your diagnose your credit health. While your repayment record largely impacts your credit score, there are other matters impacting your credit score too.
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Small business loans are a popular way of funding business expansions. The growing popularity has led to an expansion in the number of loan products that finance companies have to offer to suit various needs. Typically in the case of MSMEs, lenders prefer to sanction secured business loans. This is because of perceptions about track record, repayment ability, and credit-worthiness that may not always be completely accurate. Nonetheless, secured loans remain the most viable choice for small businesses in need of a company loan.
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Loan Frame is a Fintech company which focuses on SME borrowers through an approach that marries technology with market knowledge, best practices in lending, and world-class processes. It has grown rapidly both in terms of number of clients as well as network of lenders.
Here’s why applying for a loan via Loan Frame makes eminent financial sense for you.
1. Marketplace model gives you choice
Loan Frame is a business loan marketplace. What a loan marketplace does is it collates various lenders of all types – banks, NBFCs, and any other finance company – on a common platform. This effectively makes you a buyer who chooses which seller to buy from rather than the other way around. No more lobbying with bank business loan officers and relationship managers who can introduce subjectivity to the process. Our credit team lets you know which lender’s profile matches with your requirements and you choose who to borrow from based on the best available deal.
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Two of India’s biggest economic problems faced by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) – one poor credit availability and second high cost of credit, can be solved through technology enabled SME lending marketplace, believes Shailesh Jacob the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Loan Frame.
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Optimising Your Small Business Loans With ‘Debt Consolidation’
The title quote could apply just as well to your loan book as it does to Rowling’s book! Habitually, borrowers have preferred to borrow from multiple sources, in multiple forms. A Term Loan from Bank ‘A’, a Working Capital Facility from Bank ‘B’, a Loan Against Property from NBFC ‘C’, an Overdraft from Bank ‘D’, and so on. The reasons for doing so are varied: changing needs over time that require additional borrowing, perception that distributing the lender base and type of loans increases borrowing ability, and a false hope that the true extent of leverage cannot be clearly assessed by a new lender.
Some of these reasons may have been valid in a pre-digitisation era and in a time when credit scores and records were not consolidated in one source. However, these perceived advantages have been rendered totally irrelevant now.
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The crucial 50 day period following the demonetisation announcement is about to end. This period has been characterised by economic convulsions, adjustments, and apprehension about the future. The difficulties that businesses small and large have faced in this time are real and well known. However, the feelings of apprehension are as real for lenders as they are for borrowers.
Following demonetisation most lenders have gone into wait and watch mode as their risk appetite has gone down even as borrower risk profiles have gone up. According to RBI data , credit or loan growth for the fortnight that ended November 25 – the first reporting fortnight after demonetisation – declined to 6.6% from 7.9% on a year-on-year basis in the previous fortnight, i.e. before the demonetisation announcement. This is nearly half of the long period loan growth rate of 12.9% between 2012 and 2016. In the fortnight ended December 11 (the latest available), YOY growth dropped even further to 5.7%.
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