July 1st saw the beginning of the Small Business Administration’s Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) financing program, which will make it easier for auto, RV and other dealerships to borrow against their inventory and increase their cash flow. The new pilot program is one of the many tools SBA is making available to help increase access to capital and technical assistance to small business.
DFP financing is a revolving line of credit that allows a dealership to obtain financing through SBA’s 7(a) program for inventory that can be titled, such as autos, RVs, manufactured homes, boats and trailers. As each piece of collateral is sold by the dealer, the loan advance against that piece of collateral is repaid. As the loan is repaid, the dealer can borrow against the line of credit to add new inventory.
DFP loans will be available for a minimum of $500,000 up to the $2 million allowable under the 7(a) program. With a maximum repayment term of five years, the loans will co... [Read Full Article]