How to Apply
Applying for a direct loan from National Funding is fast and easy. To apply, simply fill out our quick online application. Once you fill out the application, one of our friendly Loan Specialists will reach out. We’ll listen to your business situation and help you find a financing solution that meets your specific needs.
What Customers Are Saying
Cheryl Dailey, Owner
Master Handyman, LLC
Focusing its business on providing handyman services to commercial enterprises in Cleveland, Master Handyman looked to secure a working capital loan to cover key expenses and allow them to hire new staff to foster growth. They wanted “real employees, not just day laborers”, and working with National Funding gave them the cash resource they needed to make it happen.
Why National Funding?
At National Funding, we’ve been providing business owners just like you with quality direct funding loans for 20 years. We understand the unique challenges of a growing business and we’re here to help. We offer business lending with a customized approach.
Direct Lender Loans Resources
Wondering how direct lenders work?
We’ve put together our favorite resources for business lending to help you get a better understanding.
Without the restrictions of a loan broker, small business direct lenders can help you get a business loan, even if you have less than ideal credit. Learn more about the process of finding an alternative, direct lender and how they can help you get a loan.
Unfortunately, most business owners will experience a slow period at some point. Learn what you can do to combat a lack of cash flow through business financing. Working with a direct lender gives you the best chance of approval and fast loan funding.
FAQ: Direct Lender Loans
Shopping for a loan can be confusing and exhausting. We’ve put together some of the most popular questions business owners have about direct lending. Get the answers you need to help you find financing for your business quickly and easily.
Direct lenders cut out the middleman of business lending. That means you get increased approval odds and faster approval times. It often also means you’ll have a shorter application and less hassle on your journey to getting the financing you need.
Yes! As a direct lender, National Funding has the ability to approve more applications than other lenders. We offer loan solutions for business owners with less than perfect credit.
Yes. National Funding, for example, is one of the leaders in online lending solutions for business owners. Our online application is quick and easy so you aren’t losing time filling out pages of loan applications.
Ratings & Reviews
For 20 years, National Funding has been a leader in direct lending for growing businesses.
True to our mission, we encourage you to read the following policies and learn how they affect you as a client.
(1) 24 hours:
Fast approvals and 24 hour funding subject to receipt of required documentation, underwriting guidelines, and processing time by your bank. Funds are deposited into your business checking account as soon as the next business day after approval and acceptance of terms.
(2) Early payoff discounts:
National Funding offers special opportunities for its customers to terminate contracts early and receive a discount in the process. Equipment Finance customers who pay off the total remaining balance early, at any point during the contract, will automatically receive a 6% discount off the total remaining balance. Working Capital customers who pay off the total remaining balance in full within the first 100 days of the contract will automatically receive a 7% discount off the total remaining balance. We do not currently offer a discount on our lease contracts. Customers must pay off the balance in full, be current, and in good standing to take advantage of the discount within the time parameters.
(3) Automatic payments:
Loan payments are withdrawn via Automatic Clearing House (ACH) Monday through Friday excluding bank holidays.
(4) Wide variety of payment options:
- Equipment Financing: payments are remitted monthly with terms of 2-5 years
- Working Capital Loan: payments can be remitted daily or weekly with terms of 4 months up to 24 months
(5) Potential Tax Savings:
The Section 179 Tax Deduction allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. Meaning, if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct 100% of the purchase price from your gross income. You can secure the equipment, tools, and technology you need, while also taking advantage of significant tax deductions - up to $1,000,000. Consult your tax professional for more details.
(6) Guaranteed lowest payment:
Pursuant to the terms and conditions specified in these Rules and Restrictions of the Guaranteed Lowest Payment, National Funding guarantees to provide the lowest payment on equipment leased through National Funding, for lease terms from 24 to 60 months, or to pay $1000 towards qualifying executed leases. Lease payment comparisons must be based on a lease in excess of $10,000, for approved equipment, and with the same terms and conditions as those offered by National Funding within seven days that the National Funding terms are issued. To be eligible, customers must provide a competitive lease quote without contingencies, and vendor invoice, and in the name of the lessee within seven calendar days of the date National Funding issues its terms. Guarantee only valid on competitive equipment leases. Equipment finance agreements do not qualify.
In the event that the monthly lease payment amount from the competing lease company or bank is lower than the monthly payment that is being offered by National Funding for the same equipment and pursuant to the same terms, National Funding will verify the validity and accuracy of the competing leasing company’s or bank’s payment options, terms and the vendor quote. National Funding has the option, in its sole discretion, to either beat the competing leasing company’s or bank’s monthly payment rate, or pay $1000 to the lessee. The lessee must provide National Funding with the competing company’s or bank’s signed lease agreement with payment terms/options, and take delivery of the equipment. Payments will be made within 30 days, and lessee is responsible for any taxes.
The Guaranteed Lowest Payment is available to both new and established customers of National Funding. This offer is valid for new lease applications only. The Guaranteed Lowest Payment is not retroactive — a previously funded equipment lease with National Funding is not eligible for the Guaranteed Lowest Payment. Only non-contingent offers of lease terms and payment are eligible. Offers made to lessee that include subsidization by manufacturers and/or vendors will not be considered in comparing competing offers.
The Guaranteed Lowest Payment may be discontinued at any time without notice.
To participate in the Guaranteed Lowest Payment program, if you have a lease agreement and vendor quote which you believe will qualify for the program, contact your National Funding Lease Manager.
(7) Terms and Conditions apply:
This is not a guaranteed offer of credit. Loans subject to lender approval. Approval amount is based on eligibility determined by information obtained from Dun & Bradstreet. Actual eligibility may vary. Restrictions may apply. Application is subject to approval by the lender and is based on factors such as business type, time in business, annual sales, average bank balances, personal credit and other variables deemed relevant by the lender.