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Loan factors

An effectively organized loan application reduces the time spent waiting for a response to a loan request. According to John Nelson III, SCORE counselor in Rhode Island and vice president of a major U.S. bank, "in about 80 percent of the cases, the formal request is not complete" (U.S. Small Business Administration, n.d.) What factor, or factors, in your opinion, contribute to this high percentage of incomplete loan packages? What strategies do you recommend to overcome each of the factors identified?

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I think one of the main contributing reasons is because so many different items are requested that it's easy for a manager to lose track of what they have and haven't completed for the loan package. The best way to handle this is to prepare a formal worksheet that is constantly referenced throughout the loan application process. Another common problem is that when a bank requests two different statements that ...

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An effectively organized loan application reduces the time spent waiting for a response to a loan request. According to John Nelson III, SCORE counselor in Rhode Island and vice president of a major U.S. bank, "in about 80 percent of the cases, the formal request is not complete" (U.S. Small Business Administration, n.d.) What factor, or factors, in your opinion, contribute to this high percentage of incomplete loan packages? What strategies do you recommend to overcome each of the factors identified?

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