Lines of credit, or LOCs, are a powerful commercial funding option. They are versatile financing which can be used to pay everyday business expenses such as employee wages or utility bills, or they can be used for larger business needs, like material or equipment. They are also unique in the commercial loan environment because they have built-in flexibility. The borrower can be approved for a certain amount, but they do not have to use it all.
A line of credit or LOC is a loan offered by the bank that allows the borrower to withdraw and repay funds based on the client’s schedule and needs. This makes a line of credit ideal for both new businesses and existing businesses that need access to additional working capital. Understanding exactly how they work, why they are beneficial, and potential downfalls for LOCs will enable you to see if they are right for your business.