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An Introduction to Debt Consolidation Loans for Businesses

How much debt does your business have? Debt isn’t limited to consumers. Many businesses carry debt as well. A study conducted by Experian — one of the country’s leading credit bureaus — found that small businesses have nearly $200,000 of debt on average. Whether your business has more or less debt, however, you might be able to consolidate it with a loan. There are debt consolidation loans that are designed specifically for this purpose.

An Introduction to Debt Consolidation Loans for Businesses

What Is a Debt Consolidation Loan?

A debt consolidation loan is a type of loan that’s designed to pay down or pay off other forms of debt. They are offered by most banks as well as some alternative lenders. You can obtain a debt consolidation loan, which you can use to satisfy your business’s other debt.

How a Debt Consolidation Loan Works

Debt consolidation loans work like most other loans. The only difference is that they are designed to pay down or pay off other forms of debt. It’s known as a “debt consolidation loan” because it allows you to consolidate your business’s debt. If your business currently has five loans consisting of $100,000 each, for instance, you can consolidate them into a single loan. With a $500,000 debt consolidation loan, you can pay off those five loans. As a result, you’ll only have to make payments towards the debt consolidation loan; the other five loans will be satisfied.

With a debt consolidation loan, you won’t have to make as many payments to lenders. In the example mentioned above, a debt consolidation loan will eliminate the need for five monthly payments, one of which going towards each of the five loans. Rather, you’ll only need to make a single monthly payment towards the lender who offered you the debt consolidation loan.

Things to Consider When Applying for a Debt Consolidation Loan

There are a few things to consider when applying for a debt consolidation loan. One of the most important things to consider is the interest rate. You should choose a debt consolidation loan with a lower interest rate than that of the debt for which you intend to use it. A lower interest rate means it will save your business money on interest fees.

You should also consider the lender’s requirements for obtaining a debt consolidation loan. Some of them may require either good personal credit and/or good business credit. If your business doesn’t have credit, or if it has bad credit, you may have to use collateral to secure a debt consolidation loan.

This article was brought to you by Intrepid Private Capital Group – A Global Financial Services Company. For more information on startup and business funding, or to complete a funding application, please visit our website.

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Intrepid Private Capital Group • March 26, 2021

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