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5 Checklist to Consider Before Applying for a Business Loan

By Finserv MARKETS - Jan 23,2019
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5 Checklist to consider before applying for a business loan

Whether you are starting a new business venture, expand an existing one, or are planning your marketing and advertising campaigns, there are many expenditures that need to be considered. These expenditures could be for infrastructure, purchasing machinery, partnerships, licensing fees etc. A business loan can definitely be an ideal funding option to take care of these expenses.

However, before you apply for a business loan, it is recommended that you prepare yourself with all the requisites. Here’s a checklist that you could consider before applying for a business loan.

1.Do you have your business plan ready?

To know how and where the loan amount would be utilized, it is necessary that you have a robust and comprehensive business plan ready in advance. A business plan provides a clear understanding of your vision and the different goals and objectives that this loan will help you achieve. It also helps you gain the lender’s confidence in your business idea.

2.Do you have a good credit score?

To avail a business loan at competitive rates, a good credit score is essential. Your credit score is one of the important factors looked into when processing your loan application. Credit scores are measured on a scale of 300-900. Therefore, ensure that you have a credit score of more than 750 before you apply for a business loan. Please note, that during the application process for your business loan, the lender will retrieve your credit score which is essentially known as a “Hard Inquiry”. This would result in a slight dip in your credit score by a few points.

3.Are you eligible for a business loan?

You need to fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by lenders / financial institutions to avail a business loan. Therefore, before you directly approach the lender with your loan application, follow the below eligibility criteria of Finserv Markets.

  • You must be a citizen of India.
  • Have you compared all the lending options?

Have you done all your research about the viable options available in the market? Often there is a misconception that you can avail a loan only through a bank, which is definitely not true! A Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)/ Digital lenders can provide you a loan as well.  It is highly advisable that you compare all the banks and lending institutions to check if they extend the kind of loan you are looking for to get maximum  benefits of business loan. Look for a lender who offers business loans at the lowest interest rates and best deals.

4.Are all your documents in place?

A loan can be processed faster and with ease if all the required documents are in place at the time of loan application. The lender might ask you for documents like your financial statements, tax returns, address proof, identity proofs, cash flow statements, profit & loss statements etc. Furnishing these along with your loan application can help you avail the loan without any delay.

Gone are those days when you had to wait for months to get your business loan sanctioned. With Finserv Markets, as soon as you check on all the requisites of a business loan checklist, you can avail a loan within 24 hours!

At Finserv Markets, we offer a range of Bajaj Finserv Business Loans for the ever-evolving needs of today’s businesses. What’s more? The entire process of applying for a business loan with us is online and is easy, convenient and completely hassle-free. So, why wait? Apply for a business loan with Finserv Markets and let us help you make your business even more successful.

“Finserv Markets, from the house of Bajaj Finserv is an exclusive online supermarket for all your personal and financial needs. Loans, Insurance, Investment and an exclusive EMI store, all under one roof – anytime, anywhere!”

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Bajaj Finserv Direct Limited ("BFDL"), erstwhile Bajaj Financial Holdings Limited is a registered corporate agent of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Limited and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited under the IRDAI composite registration number CA0551 valid till 10-Apr-2021. BFDL also renders services to Bajaj Finance Limited (‘BFL’) and Bajaj Housing Finance Limited (‘BHFL’) (referred hereinafter as ‘Lending Partner’) in sourcing of customers, providing preliminary credit support activities, fulfilment services and post-acquisition customer services related to lending business. Registered Office: Bajaj Auto Limited Complex, Mumbai – Pune Road, Akurdi, Pune – 411 035 CIN: U65923PN2014PLC150522