A Californian businessperson from Fresno was shocked when the bank he had worked with for the last 25 years rejected his loan application, loan that was needed by the respective company to expand its operations and number of employees. The financial state of the company was good, and the plan to extend the number of employees from 25 to 40 was well documented and viable.
Of course, the entrepreneur was frustrated, so he decided to take his chance with other 3 banks, obtaining the same answer. What was the problem? The banks told him that the credit score of the business was too low. The credit score of the owner of the respective company was 659, while the banks requested a score of 720. For the respective entrepreneur, it was surprising and frustrating, as he was never late with credit payments before. The credit experts concluded that the credit score was affected by the 4 vehicles the entrepreneur owned, as it was considered that those cars generate serious expenses. This might be true, but if the company generates enough incomes to cover those expenses, where is the problem?
It is not right for a bank to refuse a credit application of a client just because he likes cars, especially when the Credit Report looks great from any other point of view. Maybe the respective person has 1 million dollars in the bank, but this aspect seems to be insignificant for a bank, as long as the potential client owns 4 cars.
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