How did it go at the bank this morning?
Not well. My proposal was rejected.
Really? But why?
Bunch of reasons. For starters, they said my credit history was not good enough.
Did they say how you could improve that?
Yes, they said that after five more years of paying my mortgage, then I will become a more viable candidate for a business loan.
But right now it's too risky for them to lend me money. They fear I will default on any business loan I'm given.
That doesn't sound fair. Your business idea is amazing. Did you show them your business plan? What did they say?
They didn't really articulate any position regarding the actual business plan.
They simply looked at my credit history and determined it was not good enough.
They said the bank has strict guidelines and requirements as to who they can lend money to.
And I simply don't meet their financial threshold.
What if you ask for a smaller amount? Maybe you could gather capital from other sources, smaller loans from more lenders.
You don't get it. It doesn't matter the size of the loan I ask for, or the type of business I propose. That's all inconsequential.
The first thing every bank will do is study how much money I have and how much debt I have before they decide whether or not to lend me any more money.
If I want to continue ahead with this dream of only my own business, I have no other choice.
But to build up my own finances, I need around 20% more in personal savings and 50% less debt. That's all there is to it.
I see now it's a huge pity that they rejected your request, but don't lose hope.
I still think that your idea is great and that you would turn it into a phenomenal success.
5. What did the woman do this morning?
6. Why was the woman's proposal rejected?
7. What is the woman planning to do?
8. What does the man suggest the woman do?