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Financing and Refinancing Programs are Plentiful
by: David Arnold Livingston
|As cliché as it may sound, the “Money makes the world go round” adage still holds true. Especially nowadays when everything and anything tangible or intangible can be bought with one’s dollars, money is apparently of extreme importance. What if you want to buy a home or start your own business? How do you go about your financing endeavor? Read on for the best avenue that will “show you the money!”
Coupled with management and planning skills, financing is what will aid one in venturing into business if he/she wishes to make it grow and get the desired profit. Many financial institutions are offering various types of financing that may assist in tackling this matter.
To better understand the wide array of financing options for your money needs, here is a rundown of the types of financing that you can avail.
1. Revolving Line of Credit
This is the most usual and most low-cost kind of business loan for small and medium-sized businesses. A revolving line of credit will fund a company’s working capital. This working capital typically consists of the sum of present assets minus the present liabilities.
2. Non-Capital Goods Financing
This is a type of financing that is for short-term deals. These deals are with settlement terms of about a year or may be less for buying goods, i.e., construction materials, products, and other non-capital stuff.
3. Project Finance
Financial companies offers financing for projects that need longer than 5 years repayment terms. Depending on the predicted cash flows and kind of revenue that a project is about to generate, this kind of financing undergoes extensive analysis.
4. Capital Equipment Financing
Extension of funding plans is possible if one chooses this financing. As the transaction requires it to be, the extension can go from 1 to 10 years.
5. Subordinated Mezzanine Debt
This is one of the more expensive types of financing compared to revolving line of credit and term debt. Lenders usually ask for equity like warrants to add on their earnings from interests.
6. Equity Financing
This form of financing is for investors that are brave enough to face major risks that this kind of financing brings. But with that warning of a great risk comes the expectation of high returns on the part of the equity investor.
7. Piggyback Financing
This program caters to homebuyers who avoid the required mortgage insurance when the mortgage is in excess of the 80 percent of the purchase price. Two mortgages with possible varying costs are available for the borrower with this type of financing.
8. Creative Financing
This option is when the buyer of the house is with a third-party lending institution, i.e., a bank or a loan company.
9. Owner Financing
This is when the property owner or seller finances the buyer.
These are some of the most popular financing possibilities one can acquire for his/her business or any money-involving activity. What would further serve you best in your decision making on which to stick to is considering payment terms you can afford and the right timing when applying for the funding plan.
With the many options mentioned, you are more armed with the several financing choices that will help you pull it off with yourbusiness, home buying or any endeavor that requires financial aid.
About the author:
David Arnold Livingston is a business owner and entrepreneur with many years of finance experience.