Does SBA require collateral for any of its disaster loans?
Generally, SBA will not require that you pledge collateral to secure a disaster home loan or a physical disaster business loan of $14,000 or less (or such higher amount as the Administrator determines appropriate in the event the President declares a major disaster), or an economic injury disaster loan of $5,000 or less. However, for the purposes of the Military Reservist EIDL only, as described in section 123.513
, SBA will not generally require that you pledge collateral to secure a loan of $50,000 or less. For loans larger than these amounts, you will be required to provide available collateral such as a lien on the damaged or replacement property, a security interest in personal property, or both.
Sometimes a borrower, including affiliates as defined in part 121 of this title, will have more than one loan after a single disaster. In deciding whether collateral is required, SBA will add up all physical disaster loans to see if they exceed $14,000 and all economic injury disaster loans to see if they exceed $5,000.
SBA will not decline a loan if you lack a particular amount of collateral as long as it is reasonably sure that you can repay your loan. If you refuse to pledge available collateral when requested by SBA, however, SBA may decline or cancel your loan.
Collateral requirements for IDAP loans are set forth in Subpart H of this part.
[61 FR 3304, Jan. 31, 1996, as amended at 73 FR 54675, Sept. 23, 2008; 75 FR 14332, Mar. 25, 2010; 75 FR 60598, Oct. 1, 2010]