Subsidized and Unsubsidized Business Loans!

16 Aug 2018 08:35

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Subsidized and unsubsidized loans have few differences. The main one is the interest rate charged for the money borrowed. However, this sole difference causes other loan terms to change and thus, the convenience of a subsidized loan should be contemplated at the light of all the loan terms and not only by comparing the interest rate.

Subsidized Loan s Explained

Usually, business loans carry a certain interest rate that can be fixed or variable and that is calculated according to market conditions and taking into account the credit and financial situation of the applicant. Thus, someone with bad credit or poor income tends to get worse loan terms than someone with a good credit score and acceptable income to debt ratio. This includes a higher interest rate.

Subsidized loans carry lower interest rates regardless of the credit score or income of the borrower. This is due to the fact that either the government or a private institution reduces the rate in order to promote certain activity, investigation, protect an underprivileged minority or region, etc.

Thus, it really doesn't matter what the current credit or financial situation of the borrower is but whether he meets the requirements needed to apply for such loans. These requirements have to do with the particular characteristics of the business activity that the lender wants to promote and thus, not anyone can apply for these loans even if their credit is impeccable.

Unsubsidized Loans

Unsubsidized loans carry higher interest rates and have no private institutions nor the government backing up the financial transaction. These are regular business loans where the credit situation of the applicant and the financial situation are an important issue when it comes to determining whether the borrower will be approved for the loan or not.

However, there are no particular requirements as to the business activity and thus, any business can apply for an unsubsidized loan. Approval and the loan terms will be determined solely on the applicant's credit score and repayment capacity. But there will be no restrictions or a control regarding the use the borrower gives to the money obtained through these loans.

Moreover, since the rates are higher on these loans due to their unsubsidized nature, the rest of the loan terms compensate for the higher rate and thus, you can get higher loan amounts, and longer repayment programs. This implies that you can get more money but at the same time, lower monthly payments due to the extension on the loan repayment schedule.

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