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Cardinal Equity's Role in the Merchant Cash Advance Industry

Not only does Cardinal Equity provide a distinct level of service to it partners, but we also strive to educate and inform our brokers, lenders, merchants alike of the industry's standards and processes.

What is a Merchant Cash Advance?

A Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) is an online-based, bank-alternative product that provides working capital to business owners. There are many lending companies within the MCA space that provide a variety of Business Advance programs, comparable to the different programs and rates available through banking institutions. Underwriting criteria varies among funding houses, thus impacting a business owner's rate of approval or decline.

An important detail to keep in mind is the difference between a cash advance and a loan. A cash advane is a purchase of a company's future receivables over time in exchange for an immediate lump sum. While lenders do take factors such as creditworthiness into account during the approval process, cash advances place increased importance on the financial stability and growth-potential of a company.

Why would a business need a cash advance?

While there is no restriction on what a cash advance can be used for, common expenditures include:

  • Emergencies and Unforeseen Expenses
  • Expansion
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Payroll, Bills, and Taxes
  • New and Outstanding Orders
  • New Equipment Purchases (if equipment financing isn't an option)

Benefits of a Merchant Cash Advance:

  • Very little paperwork and required documentation
  • Quick approvals and funding (1-3 day average process time)
  • Poor credit is not a disqualifying factor
  • The payback percentage is based on your future cash flow
  • No restrictions on the use of funds
  • No collateral or guarantor needed

Learn more about how we can help you by calling us today at (212) 804-5757!

What Sets Cardinal Equity Apart?

  • Industry Insider Knowledge
  • Transparent Communication
  • Educational Training and Networking Opportunities
  • Partner-Focused Growth

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