Presenter: Richard Hamm, Advantage Consulting and Training
This 90-minute program will be presented live on: March 7, 2023 – 8:30-10:00 a.m. CT
Recording available through: June 7, 2023
Are you new to business and commercial lending? Do you work closely with commercial lending or work in a supporting role? This program is for you.
We start with an overview of the lending process, from business development and marketing, plus other steps including negotiating the loan, then all the way to closing and monitoring post-closing. The next area we cover is the role of loan policy and common parameters that commercial lenders work under. This leads to exploring why companies borrow money and the basics of loan structures, including credit scoring and how programs such as Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development work and contrast to conventional bank loans. An appendix with competing and complementary sources of commercial credit will be provided.
The centerpiece of business and commercial lending is the analysis process. We’ll provide an overview of how balance sheet, income statement and cash flow analysis combine to determine the financial health of the business in terms of five key areas and groups of ratios: profitability, liquidity, leverage, efficiency and debt service coverage. An example credit write-up format also will be provided, showing what is typically included in addition to the five key areas of financial health.
We will wrap-up with two concepts. The first is the traditional “five cs of credit” followed by a second concept where the functional, day-to-day lending process is similar, in many ways, to how we interact with physicians and the medical world.
Subjects that will be covered during the seminar:
Target Audience: Credit analysts, portfolio managers, assistant relationship managers, community bankers, small business lenders, commercial lenders, consumer lenders, branch managers that lend to business owners, private bankers, special assets officers, loan review specialists and others new to, involved in or supporting/working with the business and commercial lending efforts of the bank