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Event Name:Small Business Lending Fundamentals - 2-Part Webinar Series
Date:Monday, February 13, 2017 11:00am CST
Presented By:BankersHub
Panelist(s) Info: John Barrickman President New Horizons Financial Group
Credits:3.6 AAP Credits, 3.0 CPE Credits

This is a two part webinar with events Monday February 13, 2017 at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm CT

Many banks are focusing on small business lending to grow loan volume and core deposits. To compete with marketplace lenders, banks are capitalizing on their traditional strengths in knowledge of the customer, local loan decisions and greater flexibility in underwriting, structure and pricing to create a compelling value proposition for the commercial borrower. To remain competitive banks must streamline their underwriting of small business loans.

Branch managers, relationship managers and small business lenders are expected to source small business lending opportunities and grow the relationship with the customer. Unfortunately, many of these individuals do not have the skills to identify good lending opportunities, talk intelligently with small business people about their business, or recommend appropriate bank lending products. Compounding the problem, many of these individuals do not know what information to request from the borrower to support the request nor can they identify potential problems with the application and discuss appropriate mitigants. Many do not know how to underwrite a loan request to determine if the prospective borrower is credit worthy.

This webinar will provide the participant with tools to:

  • Source better small business lending opportunities
  • Better match bank products and services to meet customer needs
  • More efficiently underwrite small business loans
  • Identify cross-sell opportunities
  • Add value to the customer relationship

Specific topics to be discussed include:

  • Prescreening the application
  • Determining financing needs in a small business and alternatives to meet those needs
  • Employing “30 Second” analysis to determine if the potential lending opportunity is one the bank should pursue
  • Analyzing corporate and personal tax returns
  • Assessing business and personal cash flow and the borrower’s ability to repay
  • Applying a series of decision rules to determine if a loan request meets basic bank underwriting guidelines
  • Evaluating the owner/management team
  • Applying the concepts in a case study