Category Archives: Banking

How is your Business Borrowing Fitness?

The business borrowing process looks like an Olympic bar bell.  One end is heavily weighted with borrowing preparation and the other end with servicing the loan after closing.  Lift these correctly and you will have a successful borrowing experience.  Lift … Continue reading

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Lenders are Advancing! Borrowers, Run for the Lettuce!

How do you compete when you are outgunned, outmanned, outmatched and every other OUTed in the dictionary? What hope do borrowers have today?  Is hope the best strategy there is? The Wall Street Journal reported that lenders are becoming very … Continue reading

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A Legion of Lenders is Coming Ashore: How to Fortify Your Borrowing Defenses

The Wall Street Journal reported that Bank of America plans to hire 1,000 new small business bankers in 2010-2011. The new hires will be responsible for bringing in new business by offering help with lending or cash management services. There … Continue reading

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Top Posts for Business Borrowers

To continue the celebration of the first 25-post milestone, here is a list of the top posts for the business borrower. In an early post I compared the marriage relationship to the borrowing relationship with some keys for creating and … Continue reading

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What is the Future of Borrowing Money?

So what does the future look like for borrowers big and small? The credit crisis that began in 2007 with sub-prime mortgage defaults and moved to commercial loans in the fall of 2008 with the demise of Lehman Brothers has … Continue reading

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What’s your Borrowing I.Q.? Take the Test and Win the Title

Here’s a chance for you to test your borrowing intelligence quotient.  Some of the questions were covered in previous posts and some are brand new material.  I’ve wanted to be the devious professor who gives the brutally hard test with … Continue reading

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Home Ownership and Mortgage Rewind

We’ve had some fun looking at home ownership and mortgages over the last several posts.  Let’s review what we’ve learned: September 22, 2010: The tale of the tortoise and the hare is an excellent object lesson about why going long, … Continue reading

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