New eBook: Ask the Underwriter: 10 Words of Advice from the People Making Loan Decisions

Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more. Email: meredith@fundera.com.
Meredith Wood

Applying for a small business loan can be a daunting experience. What are your chances of getting approved? How long will it take you to complete the application? How long until you hear back?

It can often seem like you’re entering uncharted waters, even if you have gone through the process before. Our goal at Fundera is to change this. We want to bring more transparency to the entire small business loan process, from beginning to the end. But, it’s easy to talk about what’s included in an application, or what to do once the money is in the bank. With this eGuide, we want to shed light on one of the more mysterious parts of the entire process: underwriting.

What happens once lenders have your application in hand? Who are the people making the decision about your application? How do they come to that decision?

To give borrowers insight into what goes on behind the scenes, we sat down with two underwriters from our lending partners.

Steve Freshour, Director of Credit at Dealstruck, and Chris Capecelatro, Senior Underwriting Manager at Funding Circle, answer 10 questions below to help you, the borrower, learn more about their decision-making process.

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Editorial Note: Fundera exists to help you make better business decisions. That’s why we make sure our editorial integrity isn’t influenced by our own business. The opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations in this article are those of our editorial team alone. They haven’t been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of the companies mentioned above. Learn more about our editorial process and how we make money here.
Meredith Wood

Meredith Wood

Editor-in-Chief at Fundera
Meredith Wood is the editor-in-chief at Fundera. She has specialized in financial advice for small business owners for almost a decade, and is sought out frequently for her expertise in small business lending. Meredith’s advice has appeared in the SBA, SCORE, Yahoo!, Amex OPEN Forum, Fox Business, American Banker, Small Business Trends, and more. Email: meredith@fundera.com.
Meredith Wood

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