Loan Killer #1 #1 :

Your Business Seems Risky by name or by industry

Name of Industry

Putting the name of their industry in their business’s name is a common mistake.


To get licensed, lenders and credit issuers have a hidden set of conditions that you must follow.

High Risk NAIC Codes

Google, “High Risk NAIC Codes,” or “High Risk SIC Codes” to find out the high-risk industries that repel business credit. Avoid placing those industry keywords in your business name.

Building Business Credit

A broad and sweeping business name works well for building business credit.

Restricted Industries

Some restricted industries include oil trading, finance companies, and pawnshops, ammunition or weapons manufacturing, bail bonds, check cashing industries, political campaigns, and entertainment industries.

High-risk Industry

While leaving a high-risk industry out of your business name does not guarantee success, it will get your business past an initial red flag for bank loan denials.

Loan Deal Killer #2 #2 :

Records Consistency

company's website online

One of the most common reasons for loan and credit card application denials is the lender's inability to find the company's website online.

business name and address

The business name and business address on your application must match what is listed with the Secretary of State, the company website, business licenses and all other source points. A hyphen and abbreviation can trigger a loan denial.

Lenders interpret

Lenders interpret inconsistencies as a possible threat of theft.


Lenders check your company's public and other records to verify consistency with all documents, including corporate reports, certificates, utility bills, bank accounts, and web listings.

DBA filings

A business name should contain all recorded DBA filings in use.

Loan Deal Killer #3 #3 :

Issues with Your EIN, SIC and NAICS Codes, Corporate Entity, and Licenses

Loan Deal Killer #4 #4 :

Business Address Issues

physical address

Your company's address must be a physical address of a brick-and-mortar building.

home address

Your business address cannot be a home address, a post office box, or a UPS mailing address.

finance your company

Until this condition is met, some lenders may refuse to accept and finance your company.

US Postal Service

Lenders search with the US Postal Service and blogs like Google Maps to see if you are using a home address.

virtual address

If you are, you will almost certainly be declined right away. Use a virtual address to avoid this problem.

Loan Deal Killer #5 #5 :

Lack of Attention to Business Phone Numbers and 411 Listings

toll-free number

Lenders consider an 800 or toll-free number to be a representation of a company's reputation.

home-based business owner

Particularly if you are a home-based business owner, a toll-free number gives the appearance that you are a larger organization.

virtual phone number

Setting up a virtual phone number or toll-free 800 number is extremely convenient and inexpensive.

company listed with 411

Many credit issuers and lenders will not accept you until the company is listed with 411.

Restricted Industries

Some restricted industries include oil trading, finance companies, and pawnshops, ammunition or weapons manufacturing, bail bonds, check cashing industries, political campaigns, and entertainment industries.

If you don't have a record, use to get one.

Loan Deal Killer #6 #6 :

Non-Professional Website and Email

business website

Lenders will research your corporation on the internet, and it is best if they verified everything directly from your business website.

securing a loan

The lack of a business website will significantly jeopardize any hopes of securing a loan.

Use websites such as to get a website built quickly and cheaply. If appropriate, your website domain should be a company name. Keep in mind the high-risk NAIC and SIC codes we spoke about earlier.

Loan Deal Killer #7 #7 :

Business Bank Account Carelessness

Loan Deal Killer #8 #8 :

Not Getting Your Personal Financial House in Order

business loan

You must have a strong personal, business, and bank credit to qualify for a business loan from a traditional bank.

personal credit score

A strong personal credit score will help your company get started faster.

personal credit ratings

Payment history, use, credit mix, and duration of credit history all relate to personal credit ratings.

pay bills on time

As a result, it is important for you as an entrepreneur to pay your bills on time, avoid maxing out credit cards, hold more than one form of credit card, and avoid closing old accounts or continually searching for new cards.

Loan Deal Killer #9 #9 :

No Business Credit

Loan Deal Killer #10 #10 :

Poor Business Credit

ID numbers

It is not enough to simply obtain your business credit agency ID numbers. You must also actively create business credit.

vendor credit

Focus on building vendor credit first.

best financing

Pay the taxes on time to access the best financing.

PAYDEX score

This would result in a PAYDEX score of 80, and Equifax Credit Risk Score of 90 or higher, and a decent FICO SBSS score.

payment efficiency

The payment efficiency of your organization is more important than anything else.


Check the consistency and completeness.