Published By Faith Stewart at April 28th, 2020
Do you need cash for your business fast? Do you want to avoid putting up collateral but like the lower interest is usually affords? You need the Credit Line Hybrid. How could a credit line hybrid help you fund your business?
Whether the economy is booming or in the depths of a recession, one thing never changes. All businesses need funding. There are many funding options available. The one that will work best for you depends on a number of factors. You need to know about and understand all of the options to make an educated decision. Here is a quick 101 on an option you probably did not know about, the Credit Line Hybrid.
What if there were an option that allowed you to have an even better interest rate than a secured loan, and yet get the money faster and easier than any type of traditional funding. What if you could get business funding without having to supply bank statements or check stubs? Imagine that you could get funding in a few days rather than weeks without supplying any collateral or documents? This is exactly what the credit line hybrid allows you to do.
This is a credit card stacking program. It’s basically revolving, unsecured financing. It’s similar to an unsecured business line of credit, but revolving, link a credit card. Our unique program allows you to fund your business without putting up collateral, and you only pay back what you use.
How hard is it to qualify? Not as hard as you may think. You do need good personal credit. That is, your personal credit score should be at least 680. In addition, you can’t have any liens, judgments, bankruptcies or late payments. Furthermore, in the past 6 months you should have less than 5 credit inquiries, and you should have less than a 45% balance on all business and personal credit cards. It is also best that you have established business credit as well as personal credit.
If you do not meet all of the requirements, it is okay. We can help you figure out how to get where you need to be, or you can take on a credit partner that meets each of these requirements. Many business owners work with a friend or relative to fund their business. If a relative or a friend meets all of these requirements, they can partner with you to allow you to tap into their credit to access funding.
There are many benefits to using a credit line hybrid. First, it is unsecured, meaning you do not have to have any collateral to put up. Next, the funding is what is referred to as “no doc”. This means you do not have to provide any bank statements or financials.
Additionally, often you can get interest rates as low as 0% for the first few months, allowing you to put that savings back into your business.
The process is pretty fast, especially with a qualified expert to walk you through it. One other benefit is this. With the approval for multiple credit cards, competition is created. This makes it easier, and likely even if you handle the credit responsibly, that you can get interest rates lowered and limits raised every few months.
Maybe you think you do not need funding. Everything is bumping along just fine, and there is no reason to access any additional funds. Even if you are not in a dire situation, there are a ton of ways to use additional funds to help your business continue to grow. Here are some tips on how to use funds from a credit line hybrid to best benefit your business.
Bonus: You can even use a credit line hybrid to help with the cost of starting a brand new business.
Building business credit is vital to the success of your business, and a credit line hybrid can help you do just that. The key is, a credit line hybrid includes approval for multiple business credit cards at once. If your business is set up properly, they will report your on-time payments to the business credit reporting agencies. These include Dun & Bradstreet, Experian, and Equifax mostly, though there are others. Not all of them report to all of the CRAs, but some of them report to at least one. Each account reporting consistent on-time payments helps you build strong business credit.
Business credit is one piece of your business’s overall fundability. In fact, it is the biggest piece of fundability. However, the other things that contribute to the fundability of your business are important as well. Each one is needed, and the stronger each piece is the stronger your overall fundability is. In contrast, one weak link can bring it all tumbling down. Still, without strong business credit, none of it really works.
Business credit allows you to access money for your business without putting your personal credit at risk. If your business goes south and your business credit tanks, it will not impede your ability to buy a car or a house.
Also, you can access more funds using business credit than with personal credit. That is because credit limits on business credit cards are typically much higher than those on personal cards.
Fundability, in the simplest terms, is the ability of your business to get funding. When lenders consider funding your business, does it appear to them to be a good idea to make the loan? What do they look at to make that determination? What plays into fundability other than business credit?
The truth of the matter is that there are many options for business funding. However, most business owners do not know about the Credit Line Hybrid. It can be a great option for low introductory rates and building business credit.
Then, you can access the financing you need and build business credit at the same time. You can also combine credit line hybrid funds with any of the other business funding options mentioned to bridge any gaps that may show up for whatever reason. As our global economy continues to change, you can still get funding for your business. Our hybrid credit line could be just what you need to survive and thrive – and come out of the COVID-19 crisis in an even better financial position.