Typical turn around time for a merchant cash advance is 2-3 business days, however often times for deals under $100,000 can fund in the same day.
Bad FICO? No problem. The minimum FICO requirement is 500. Though the pricing may not be the best, if you have a low FICO, securing a merchant cash advance is a good way to re-establish and improve your personal credit.
The best part about a merchant cash advance is that you don’t need any assets to secure funding. The funding is secured by future cash flow, so if you don’t have any assets, but solid cash flow, you still qualify.
When assessing your options for funding, equity is the most expensive. Unlike equity, which requires you share a percentage of profits (and losses) with your investor for life, payback on a merchant cash advance is a fixed royalty for a fixed period of time.
The merchant cash advance is perfect to prevent cash shortfalls as you wait for busy season to come. Many funders specifically look for seasonal businesses to deploy funds to, knowing full well higher revenue levels are right around the corner.
In order to obtain an offer, we need an application and four months of bank statements. To close, the funder will require minimal documentation like drivers license, proof of ownership, and a voided check.
Businesses that experience predictable peaks and valleys are best positioned to take on short-term cash flow funding. A merchant cash advance can provide the capital to meet expenses during the slow period, while helping the business ramp up for the start of busy season.
When a business launches a new project or takes on a new customer, it often requires extra capital. With the expectation that the project or customer will generate additional sales within a few months, a cash flow advance would be most appropriate.
When the opportunity arises to purchase highly desirable inventory at a steep discount, a business could profit by using a cash advance to finance it. This assumes the business can quickly sell the inventory to cover the cost of the funding.
A broken water pipe or a malfunctioning piece of equipment usually can’t wait. If sales and profits may decrease, a quick cash flow advance may be the only solution. It’s also a fit for an unexpected opportunity you want to capitalize on.
Despite having a bad personal FICO score, you may still be able to get a merchant cash advance. Because the funding is primarily based on cash flow, the FICO score isn’t considered as heavily as it is with more traditional financing or small business loans.
If you’ve been in business for more than three months but less than a year, a merchant cash advance may be your only option. Again since it is cash flow based, you will be able to get approved for a starter deal provided you have sufficient cash flow to service an advance.