Most companies often need initial financial assistance to start the business. This is popularly acquired in the form of a loan which, in most cases, requires some sort of collateral to secure the expected loan amount more than adequately.
About the warranty
Most people turn to lending institutions such as banks, credit houses, finance houses and people who like such assistance where a form of collateral is usually a designated requirement. The process would require the lender to review the business history, if any, business loan, income, balance sheets, and capital contributions before an agreed amount can be settled.
When all this is in a favorable state, the next step would be for the borrower to provide collateral to secure the loan. The collateral is most often the property, shares, bonds and any other valuable asset that the borrower may have that can match or be more than the amount borrowed expected.
This would then be used to show the other possible source of loan repayment should it be difficult to repay the borrowed amount.
Keeping a detailed record
Keeping a detailed record of the value of all assets is something that should be actively and accurately done at every stage of the business setup. Keeping such records will give those involved a better overview of the value of the asset and this can be done in a simple way from an Excel spreadsheet.
Here are some things that can be used as collateral to get a loan:
• Real estate – always the most popular asset to be put in guarantee.
• Business inventory and accounts receivable – it’s a bit more complicated but banks are usually ready to lend if there is clear evidence of a large and authenticated order in the work.
• Cash savings and term deposits – tangible personal assets are more appreciated by the lender because their risks are minimized.