A documented right to property owned by a debtor and granted to a creditor is referred to as a ‘lien’. Although relatively a simple definition, it gets much more complicated when used in various contexts. The word is most commonly used in business and is defined as the right to take property of a borrower when the borrower fails to fulfill their promise to pay the amount borrowed back to the lender.
An unsecured loan exists when no collateral is posted to protect the loan. Unsecured loans are generally granted for credit card accounts and the best credit worthy clients of a bank.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) is an agency of the federal government that provides loans, counseling and procurement opportunities with the federal government. Simply stated: “The SBA helps Americans start, build, and grow businesses”. No other resource exists that is as dynamic and beneficial to the small business owner as the SBA.
There are many different types of bank loans, each having their own respective purpose. All bank loans are categorized into two distinct groupings; secured and unsecured loans. Within in each category of loans there are several different sub-types of bank notes used to make a loan. Both categories require the owner of the small business to provide a personal guarantee to ensure the loan is paid back.