|20 year fixed – 4.15%|
|10 year fixed – 3.61%|
Pricing for the September 504 debenture sale represented the lowest rates for both the twenty-year and ten-year debentures as well as the largest monthly offering in the 504 program’s 26 year history. Issuance in the program for Fiscal Year 2012 is $4.7 billion vs. $3.7 billion in 2011 and the outstanding principal balance is $25.4 billion.
With the combination of the long-term 504 fixed interest rates and 90% financing, there is nothing better currently available for small businesses. Now is the time to consider this valuable tool in lieu of conventional fixed asset financing. Call today to find out how some banks are using the 504 product as a competitive edge.
ACCG Lending is a family of small business lending companies primarily engaged in assisting small business owners and their community banks with long-term financing options and risk mitigation tools. ACCG Lending is comprised of Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC), an SBA Preferred and USDA Lender, Six Bridges Capital Corporation (6BCC), a Certified SBA 504 Lender, and Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation (ACRC), a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).
Established in 1957 as a private, non-profit business development corporation, ACC actively promotes economic development in Arkansas by providing financing to businesses across the state. ACC partners with numerous referral sources by mitigating the risks associated with providing capital to businesses. ACC leverages its experience to determine the best financing structure for its clients, including the utilization of government lending programs, if appropriate. With the charter to "engage in any activity which benefits the people of Arkansas," ACC is the group's flagship company, and serves as the platform for launching new opportunities.
Established in 1989, 6BCC is a private, non-profit, statewide provider of SBA 504 loans. As an economic development tool, the SBA 504 Loan Program provides long-term, fixed-rate financing to healthy and expanding businesses, which have the highest probability of successfully creating new jobs and competing in the world marketplace. The program's low down payment requirements contribute to more operating cash available for operations of the small business.
Established in 1998, Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation (ACRC) is a private, non-profit, economic development finance tool. In 2010, ACRC was designated as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by the Department of Treasury. This designation will allow ACRC to pursue federal grants and/or other low cost sources of capital. ACRC currently has a $1,000,000 grant request pending with the Department of Treasury under the CDFI program. If the grant request is successful, the capital will be deployed in underserved markets across the State of Arkansas.
* SBA 504 loans are for terms of either 10 or 20 years. At closing, the interest rate is not established. The interest rate on the SBA 504 loan is set when the SBA sells the bond (debenture) to fund the loan, and the interest rate is then fixed for the duration of the term. The rate is based on a spread above either the 5 year or 10 year U.S. Treasury rates. SBA 504 debentures are fully amortized securities and have no balloon payments.