July 2017
Commercial Lending
SBA Nine-Month Report: Florida First Capital Maintains Loan Production Lead

At the nine-month mark of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2017 fiscal year, Florida First Capital continued to maintain its lead in SBA 504 loan production in Florida, both in dollar totals and number of loans. Read More

SBA 504 Loan Interest Rate Report: July 2017

The bonds that funded July’s 20-year Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans saw a 17 basis point increase over last month.  Despite the hike, the resulting effective interest rate (the all-in cost to a borrower) still remains under 5%.  Is the trend of low rates coming to an end?  Frank Keane, fiscal and selling agent for 504 funding securities, comments. Read More

Attention Lenders: Register Now for the FLAGGL 2017 Annual Conference

The Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (FLAGGL) 2017 Annual Conference for Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 and 7(a) lenders will be held Sept. 13-15 at the JW Marriott in Orlando. Read More

Ask The Experts
SBA 504 Q&A: Construction Loan Requirements

Q: I know that Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan funds can be used for construction of a building for my business, but what is required for a construction loan?  And what if I want to do some or all of the construction myself and install some of the machinery and equipment – does the SBA require a different process? Read More

Borrower Profile
504 Loan Helps Entrepreneur Beautify

There is a great sense of satisfaction for every entrepreneur when their business reaches the next level of evolution/expansion and they are able to move forward confidently. Read More