Just like the myths that SBA 504 loans have too much paperwork and take too long to process, you have probably heard that 504 loans have too many fees. This myth most likely originated from the 7(a) program's tiered fee structure and has been applied to all SBA loan programs. Let's examine the facts about 504 loan fees.
We have discussed many aspects of an SBA 504 loan, including why the SBA established the Certified Development Corporation Program to provide 504 loans to businesses. All 504 loans use a CDC to provide the SBA guaranteed portion of the loan.
Even though all CDCs must adhere to SBA regulations, not all CDCs are the same. Choosing the right CDC to partner with your bank in making a 504 loan can make a huge difference in your loan process experience.
When you think of government agencies, such as the SBA, you probably imagine mountains of paperwork. In fact, many lenders actively avoid promoting SBA 504 loans from fear of endless forms. Fear not! The SBA has taken great strides in reducing the number of forms needed to apply for a loan.
There is a prevailing myth that an SBA 504 loan takes too long to prepare and process. While it is true that in the past the SBA was bogged down with laborious paperwork and sluggish processes, many things have changed. The SBA has worked intently to speed up their processing times and reduce their paperwork. The agency has invested in the technology to become more efficient and responsive. They really do want to make it easier to provide borrowers with the capital they need to promote economic growth.