→ how do we benchmark useful rules of thumb when some things seem to have changed forever?
Well there is one thing with never change – when business owners need new finance and banks assess new loan applications, the major judgement is…..can the proposed debt be serviced by the cashflow generated by the business with a margin of safety for both the borrower and lender?
Yes, the views of acceptable leverage will change as both the economic outlook and credit policies adjust over time – but the core focus on repayment is the central issue – and one where interests are aligned for both bank and client. It is in everyones interest that loans are repaid on time and without surprises.
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