SBA loans are available to borrowers who meet these requirements: Location: The business must be located and operated in the U.S. and controlled by a U.S. citizen or someone with lawful permanent resident status. Business type: The business must be for-profit and in an eligible industry.
In this way, can I get a SBA loan without a business?
Collateral – If you don’t have business assets to secure a loan, many SBA business loans require you to put up your home, vehicle, property, or other personal assets as a loan guarantee against non-payment.
Secondly, can I use SBA loan for personal use?
Like many small business owners, your business exists as an extension of yourself. It is your identity and your hard work. However, you cannot use you SBA loan to pay off your personal debt, such as credit cards, mortgage or other debts.
Do you have to pay back SBA loans?
To summarize: If you received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, you are required to pay it back in full. However, if you received your loan during the period when either of the Advance funds were offered and you were approved for either Advance, that portion does not have to be repaid.
Since any company that’s eligible to receive an EIDL loan is eligible for a grant, the process of getting the up to $10,000 advance for your business was relatively straightforward. You simply went to the SBA’s disaster loan assistance page and filled out an application.
Targeted EIDL Program with the Coronavirus Relief Bill
|Coronavirus Relief Bill Programs||SBA Disaster Loans|
|Eligibility requirements||25 of fewer employees 30% reduction in revenue Located in a low-income area|
|Funding||The lesser of: Working capital for 180 days OR $50,000|
|Term lengths||30 years|
These working capital loans (including the grant) may be used only to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that could have been paid had the disaster not occurred. The loans are not intended to replace lost sales or profits or to pay for expansion. Funds cannot be used to pay down long-term debt.
But remember, the SBA loan will come through a lender, and they have no problem doing so. For the SBA 7(a), this means a minimum score of approximately 640. But you’ll increase your chances to be approved for an SBA loan with a minimum credit score of 680 or higher.
You have a low overall personal or business credit score, or a poor credit history. You do not have sufficient collateral or assets to secure your loan. You do not have enough free capital or cash flow to meet loan repayments. You have too much already outstanding debt.
Once your loan is approved, estimates are that it should take approximately 5-7 business days for your funds to become available. By law the your lender has up to 10 calendar days to fund your account once it receives notification of your loan approval from the SBA.
The Targeted EIDL Advance provides funds of up to $10,000 to applicants who: Are in a low-income community. To help applicants determine if they are in a low-income community as defined in section 45D(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, a mapping tool (sbaeidl.policymap.com) is available.
In general, if the applicant or the owner of the applicant is the debtor in a bankruptcy proceeding, either at the time it submits the application or at any time before the loan is disbursed, the applicant is ineligible to receive a PPP loan.
To qualify for an EIDL under the CARES Act, the applicant must have suffered “substantial economic injury” from COVID-19. EIDLs under the CARES Act are based on a company’s actual economic injury determined by the SBA (less any recoveries such as insurance proceeds) up to $2 million.
Common Reasons SBA Loan Applications Get Denied
Credit score is too low or not long enough, or credit history contains other red flags like a recent bankruptcy. Issues of character (e.g. a criminal record) Not enough collateral. Not enough business revenues or capital to repay the debt.