Finance Leverage Ratio

Total Debts to Assets: Provides information about the company’s ability to absorb asset reductions arising from losses without jeopardizing the interest of creditors. Formula: Total Liabilities Total Assets Capitalization Ratio: Indicates long-term debt usage. Formula: Long-Term Debt Long-Term Debt + Owners’ Equity Debt to Equity: Indicates how well creditors are protected in case of the […]

Sources of Finance For Startups

Start-up businesses often have a difficult time finding sources of start-up business financing for their initial financing needs. It is often not possible to get bank loans because financial institutions aren’t interested in unproven businesses. Even with the best possible business plan, in the world of business and finance, you may not be able to convince […]

How to Raise Capital for Your Business

To raise or not to raise capital for startups is a topic that is discussed every so often. However, the big question is not whether startups need to raise funds; it is about when they should raise funds. Here are some of the best ways to raise capital, options for funding and how to make […]

The Various Acceptable Collaterals by Financial Institutions

Even the best business idea cannot fully succeed without adequate capital; otherwise, how will the idea be implemented? For a business to succeed it needs to grow; and for growth to take place sufficient money must be put into the business. Sometimes getting sufficient money for your business might mean the necessity of collateral. The […]

How To Calculate Wealth

Wealth measures the value of all the assets of worth owned by a person, community, company or country. Wealth is determined by taking the total market value of all physical and intangible assets owned, then subtracting all debts. How to Calculate Your Net Worth: Make a list of all of your assets: This includes retirement savings, your current checking […]

What Credit Officers Look For Before Appraising A Loan

Lenders assess a person’s credit risk based on a number of factors, including your credit and/or payment history, income and overall financial situation. Here is some additional information to help explain these factors, also known as the “5 C’s”, to help you better understand what lenders look for when appraising such a loan:   Character: […]

Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR)

This refers to the mean annual growth rate of an investment over a certain period of time, usually longer than one year. It can be explained as a measure of growth of an investment based on the assumption that the investment grows in terms of value on a steady rate, compounded annually. The compound annual growth rate […]