How to Start a Loan Business

One of the most ideal businesses today is a loan company because of large number of people as well as businesses who need financial assistance. It does not necessarily mean that you need to have a large amount of cash in order for you to start your own loan business;

what you really need is a solid plan and the marketing strategy so that you may be able to draw customers.

Since there is a limit on to how much you can lend to a specific individual or business, you need to check first with the right state regulatory agency on how much you can lend. This agency is also the one who regulates other financial firms such as banks, mortgage lenders, and other types of lending companies.

One of the most important things that you should have is an effective marketing plan. Because without this, you may not be able to be successful in doing your business; every successful businesses have an effective marketing plan. Your plan should also include the cost in starting up your own business, the operating costs, analysis of the market, and your projected profit margin. You can seek professional help from a Certified Public Accountant in doing your marketing plan.

You need to take note that in some cases, the government does not allow a lending company to be owned by a single proprietor due to a limited liability. In this case, you may need to incorporate, meaning you need to name your company with a name that is different than your own. You are doing this to separate all your personal assets from the business. If you do not do this, your personal assets may be jeopardized with your business assets.

Obtain a license from your local state office. This is required for you to operate legally. You may need to first have the requirements before you may be granted a license. Usually, with lending companies, the owner should have at least a minimum net worth of $25,000 up to $100,000.

Although your business can be located in any place, it is still recommended that you choose a strategic place. Choosing a good place will increase the chance of your business on being successful. Ideally, you can put up an office in area where there are a lot of people such as malls. If you are not sure on where you can find a nice spot for your business, you can seek help from an experienced realtor.

The most important thing that you should do in doing a loan business is to know the law. This is necessary in order for you not to violate any state laws. In some states, it is not right for a lender to charge high interest rates. You should only charge an interest rate that is low enough for the clients but is high enough for you to gain profit.


  • ali abbas said on December 10, 2011
    sir i want to start loan firm in lucknow(uttarpradesh)india i want to get some loan agencies for some premier institution like life insurance housing finance,hdfc,icici,canara bank,and pnb housing finance ltd please sent me details. ali abbas
  • felix dumisane mkhatshwa said on August 27, 2014
    I am based in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga province);I want to open a micro lending business; can you please provide me with the info on how to establish the business
  • sam said on April 27, 2015
    please advise me on how i go about starting a micro lending business i south africa
  • THABO said on October 28, 2015
    Please provide more info on Micro Lending Business. Id like to start my own business soon.


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