The Case For Asset Based Lending Alternatives
OVERVIEW – Information on abl lending in Canada and why this new type of business line of credit can in many cases double your borrowing capacity for asset finance if you meet certain requirements
ABL lending under and asset finance scenario is a solid replacement for your required business line of credit solution .Let's cut rate to the chase, that’s often the best strategy in assessing a business decision.
More of than not you are either self financing currently (that’s not a perfect growth strategy by the way) or your ability to secure the business credit you need simply is not happening with your current banking or financing partner.
So let’s look at what’s required to bring you the full advantages of an ABL facility, that term being the acronym for ‘asset based lending' . The reason you are contemplating this type of business financing is simply, you want to maximize your borrowing power based on receivables, your inventory, and other potential assets which can actually be margined for temporarily liquidity. Think unencumbered equipment as an example.
Let's examine some of the key requirements for this type of facility. That will allow you to determine your overall success in securing a facility that meets all your needs, and comes at a cost that is commensurate with your situation. We mention cost briefly here in the context of our subject because many firms experience varying degrees of cost of financing in an ABL lending facility for their new business line of credit.
That is because asset finance pricing is based on criteria such as the overall financial health of your company. However, don’t despair because ABL lending actually works even if your company is in bankruptcy proceedings, because it always comes back to the same issue - if you have assets then an asset finance solution is possible!
So let’s get back to those requirements - they include receivables that are under 90 days, which typically are margined at 90% of their value. Next comes inventory, and here is where it can get tricky. Although your new ABL facility and business line of credit margins your inventory you must be able to demonstrate that the goods are saleable in some form - whether that be work in process, raw materials, or finished goods . Most companies usually have a combo of all three types.
Asset finance often doubles your borrowing power under this type of business line of credit. That’s because the firms that offer it are experts in their business - typically, more often than not, they are not banks, but private boutique type firms that specialize in business asset financing. But, and here is the ' but ' you need to demonstrate proper accounting and regular financial statements - i.e. on a monthly basis, and you should be able to provide accurate reporting on things such as aged receivables, perpetual inventory reporting , and, in some cases, an appraisal on your other business assets - since these are temporarily margined for liquidity .
What we are simply saying of course is that in order to borrow in an ABL lending environment you have to have solid business records and demonstrate you are in control of your key assets. That quite frankly should be your goal whether or not you are borrowing at all, don’t you think?
Speak to a trusted, credible, and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can help you maximize the benefits of asset finance and assist you in achieving full success in this non bank business line of credit facility that is becoming more common every day.
7 Park Avenue Financial :
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
7 Park Avenue Financial
2910 South Sheridan Way
Direct Line = 416 319 5769
Office = 905 829 2653
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.