Sometimes, small businesses need a quick infusion of cash to meet smaller debt obligations, such as paying off overdue invoices and taking care of mounting utility bills. You do not have to beg financial institutions to approve a loan for you to make it to next week.
In response to the financial meltdown of 2007-08, a new source of short-term capital was created just for small businesses.
The Merchant Cash Advance program eliminated the problem of banks refusing to issue loans for small businesses operating in a wide variety of niches, not just finance and real estate.
The Merchant Cash Advance attempts to fill the tremendous financial hole by requiring the purchase of future receivables. It does not require small businesses to meet the onerous lending requirements imposed by financial institutions.
However, the Merchant Cash Advance program can lead you down the financial path of ruin.
How It Works
The Merchant Cash Advance creates a cash advance for a small business typically overnight and at the most, 48 hours.
Underwriting the financial agreement involves calculating one month of average deposits and then immediately injecting cash into a small business.
You receive fast and easy money, but at interest rates that fall between 40% and 60%. Amortizations run about six months and the program takes money out of your small business credit card processing account or one of your operational accounts.
Withdrawals can reach unsupportable levels, so small business operators should use the Merchant Cash Advance program as a financial strategy of last resort. Co-signors are often required to validate cash advances.
Since a Merchant Cash Advance does not involve lending money, the program is not regulated to offer protection for small businesses.
Borrowers that default have the option to pay off the first cash advance by taking out a second cash advance.
However, this strategy is destined to end poorly for small business owners. This is referred to stacking, and it can quickly drain all of your small business finances.
How we can help
Shortly after the start of the Merchant Cash Advance program, we were overwhelmed by small business owners who defaulted on at least one cash advance.
They were unable to withstand the intense pressure of account withdrawals to pay back the cash advances.
Without rules and regulations, small business owners are at the financial mercy of cash advance collectors.
We quickly take action to implement the following strategies for our clients:
- We stop daily withdrawals immediately
- We aggressively negotiate settlements for between 30 and 40 cents on the dollar of the cash advanced
- We negotiate a repayment period that takes between three and four months
- We help our clients devise ways to save the money required to settle cash advance accounts
- We help settle the Confession of Judgment
We offer small businesses an alternative option to going belly up by creating a strategy that gets them out of the vicious debt cycle.
Contact us today to receive a free initial consultation to determine how we can help you deal with the following Merchant Cash Advance companies:
- CAN Capital
- Knight Capital
- Swift Capital
- Strategic Funding
- Pearl Capital