Finance & Lending


01 12 2015

The Loan Approval Process Can Take Time

01 12 2015

Understanding The Loan Approval Process

In a perfect world, you’d be able to visit a lender and obtain all the working capital your business needs in one quick trip. However, for many business owners, getting the funding they need means dealing with long wait times.

This is because traditional business loans have to go through complicated approval processes.

The loan approval cycle

There are many moving parts in the loan approval process.

First, you must submit your business loan application. Next, lenders will likely request certain documentation, such as credit reports and cash flow projections, if they haven’t already been provided.

Then comes the review of your application. Traditional lenders will take numerous factors into account, chief among them your ability to repay the loan. This is just one area where lenders may rely on your credit history to determine your trustworthiness as a borrower.

The time it takes for a loan application to be approved will vary from person to person, but it can take weeks in some cases. If your loan is approved, documents will be drawn up for you to sign. Once the lender ensures all paperwork has been filled out correctly, you will finally receive your funding.

Even if you’re approved for a business loan, the length of time it takes to obtain your money can lead to complications, especially if you needed the funds for a time-sensitive debt obligation or growth opportunity.

Fortunately, there are ways to get the money you need much faster.

Speeding up the loan process

Experts agree there are various ways to streamline the loan approval process. Most important is knowing what information is expected of you and having it available for loan officers. If you don’t have the proper paperwork ready to go, it will definitely slow down the cycle and lead to a longer wait time for your money.

However, an even simpler way to speed up the process is utilizing the services of an alternative lender like National Funding.

As a direct lender, National Funding cuts down on the time it takes to provide money to borrowers. Our no-obligation applications are straightforward and easy to use, allowing you to get approval of your small business loan and receive cash in as few as 24 hours.

For business owners who need funding quickly, borrowing from an alternative lender can make all the difference.

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Any applications submitted electronically shall have the same force and effect as if the application bore an inked original signature(s). The above information, together with any accompanying financial statements, schedules, or other materials, is submitted for the purpose of obtaining credit and is warranted to be true, correct, and complete.


US Patriot Act:

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person and business that seeks a business loan. What this means for you: When you apply for a loan, we will ask for your business name, address, and Tax Identification Number. We will also ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.


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