13 CFR 120.150 - What are SBA's lending criteria?

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§ 120.150 What are SBA's lending criteria?

The applicant (including an Operating Company) must be creditworthy. Loans must be so sound as to reasonably assure repayment. SBA will consider:

(a) Character, reputation, and credit history of the applicant (and the Operating Company, if applicable), its Associates, and guarantors;

(b) Experience and depth of management;

(c) Strength of the business;

(d) Past earnings, projected cash flow, and future prospects;

(e) Ability to repay the loan with earnings from the business;

(f) Sufficient invested equity to operate on a sound financial basis;

(g) Potential for long-term success;

(h) Nature and value of collateral (although inadequate collateral will not be the sole reason for denial of a loan request); and

(i) The effect any affiliates (as defined in part 121 of this chapter) may have on the ultimate repayment ability of the applicant.

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Title 13 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 13 CFR Part 120 after this date.

  • 2015-10-02; vol. 80 # 191 - Friday, October 2, 2015
    1. 80 FR 59667 - Affiliation for Business Loan Programs and Surety Bond Guarantee Program
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      Proposed rule.
      SBA must receive comments to the proposed rule on or before December 1, 2015.
      13 CFR Parts 115, 120, and 121