Managing seasonal cash flows of a business can be an art and a science. For a lender, the key to success is making life easier for the borrower or lessee. One opportunity for Lenders/lessors is to structure loans or leases with monthly skipped or modified payments when appropriate and creating a win-win for both parties. This structuring can separate you from the competition.
Factoring in monthly skipped or modified payments throughout a term, especially when your customer has seasonal cash flows, can be a great way to structure and close a deal. Being able to manage the cash flows of the seasonal cash flow can be a win for both parties.
Monthly skip payments on a loan or lease offer a number of advantages, including:
In addition to these general advantages, skipped/modified payments can also offer specific benefits depending on the type of loan or lease you have.
Here are some specific examples of how skipped/modified payments can be used:
TValue amortization software is an excellent program to structure skipped/modified payments with its “Monthly Skip” series. This series allows you to determine the skipped/modified payments on the precise months. In our example, we have payments of $500.00 in December, January, and February and ask TValue to solve for the remaining months.
In the amortization schedule, we have regular payments in the non-seasonal months and skipped/modified payments in the seasonal months.
Overall, monthly skipped/modified payments on a loan or lease can offer a number of advantages, including improved cash flow, flexibility, and reduced financial stress. However, it is important to carefully consider the terms of your loan or lease agreement before agreeing to skip a payment and verifying that your lender is supportive of this deal structure.
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