504 effective rate decrease in FY 2019  
  The SBA announced two fee adjustments to the 504 program for the fiscal year starting October 1, 2018. Overall, the changes are very positive!

1. The SBA will reinstate a .5% SBA guaranty fee on the 504 loan, which will be part of the origination fees rolled into the 504 debenture. Total origination fees are 2.65% plus a flat attorney fee.

2. An on-going servicing fee will be almost 28 basis points lower (a reduction from .642% to .368%). This fee is part of the interest rate calculation, and is good for the life of the loan.

3. The increased origination fee is offset by the rate reduction in less than 24 months!

What this means is that if these changes had been in effect this month (Sept), the 25-year fixed rate would have been about 5.03% (vs. 5.30%)!

Give me a call and let’s talk about how to position your customers for success with super low, 25 year, fixed rates that will keep them happy for years to come.

  WBD Lender Services Training Events Scheduled  
  At WBD, we have been helping businesses and lenders access SBA resources for over 35 years, and we have become one of the nation’s top SBA experts. So, when lenders asked us to develop local, affordable training opportunities, we expanded our Lender Services offerings, because it just makes sense given our commitment to being "Your Business Finance Resource."

Here is what is on tap for the rest of 2018 – More to come next year! Click for more details and registration.

Fundamentals of SBA 7(a) Lending
Tues. Sept 18 - Wed. Sept 19 | Eau Claire, WI

Fundamentals of SBA Express Lending
Tues. Oct 23 | Madison, WI

Fundamentals of SBA Express Lending
Thus. Nov 1 | Wausau, WI

Fundamentals of SBA 7(a) Lending
Tues. Dec 4 - Wed. Dec 5 | Waukesha, WI

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Alert: Emails from notifications@venturesgo.com are legit

  In the world of spam, phishing, worms and other online threats, being leery of unknown email addresses is probably wise. However, throughout the life of a 504 loan a number of emails will be generated through our loan tracking system and sent to customers and/or associated third party lender.

These emails will come from a person (or at times 504servicing) and will probably look like this:

504Servicing <notifications@venturesgo.com>

Please know that these are safe emails that WBD has initiated. If you reply to these emails the reply will go to the WBD person listed (or to the central 504 Servicing mailbox, should 504Servicing be listed as the sender.) If you have questions, please feel free to call us for verification.

If necessary, please add this to your whitelist of authorized emails. Thank you for your cooperation.


Business Spotlight: Eau Claire Music School

  Here’s how owners Nicholas and Sara Poss used an SBA 504 loan to grow their business:

"We are new to owning a business, so purchasing our building was a daunting task. The team at WBD was there from the very beginning to the very end, walking us through the process every step of the way. They were always there to answer our questions and coordinate with the other organizations involved. Their support made it possible for us to buy our building–providing us with the stability we need to grow our business and serve our community."

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A new monthly feature that will provide you with an idea of the kind of projects WBD is supporting with the 504 loan. Each month we will provide a description of the projects that funded the prior month. Here are some of the projects we funded in July and August.

Door Manufacturer
Purchase of real estate and renovations due to growth
Project Amount
504 Amount
  Machine Shop
Construction of an addition onto existing facility
Project Amount
504 Amount
St. Croix
  Assisted Living Facility
Construction of an addition onto existing facility
Project Amount
504 Amount
  See all projects funded in July & August >

* Jobs created or retained

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