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Smart Strategies to Finance Insurance Agency Growth

One of the most exciting aspects of owning an independent insurance agency is growing the business. Building a solid team and expanding operations are gratifying experiences that make the long hours and effort needed to establish a strong client base worthwhile. But, growing an agency is not without its challenges, foremost of which often is finding the necessary capital for expansion. Learn where to look–and where not to–for the funds to grow your business.

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Insurance Agency Sales Alerts – September 2015 Edition

Welcome to the September edition of the STG Insurance Agent Sales Alerts. As we close out the third quarter of 2015, middle market buyers continue to be enthused about buying opportunities, primarily because of four critical motivations:

1.) Gaining critical mass to leverage expenses, commission structures and contingencies
2.) Entering new geographic market areas and to gain new insurance markets
3.) Back filling organic growth gaps
4.) Better utilization of operating efficiencies / specialty resources

The listings below are a sample of some of the agencies uncovered through our research or provided to us during the last 30 days. Upon request, we provide our Registered Buyers access to previous month’s and off cycle listings.

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What Does It Take to Qualify for an Agency Loan?

Whether they want to hire new producers, launch a marketing campaign, buy a book of business or transfer the agency to a family member, an agency owner generally will need to arrange an agency loan to fulfill their plans. Since most insurance agencies have limited access to capital from banks, working with a broker who has connections to multiple specialty lenders is a smart solution. Rather than asking the agency owner to put up personal assets or real property as collateral, these lenders can put together loan packages based on three primary criteria…

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Springtree Group and Premium Finance Associates Announce New Jointly Owned Marketing Company – Insurance Agent Loan

The Springtree Group (STG), a national leader in providing a full spectrum of M&A and lending services to agents and brokers in the insurance industry, and Premium Finance Associates (PFA), a specialized marketer and manager of financing services for Property & Casualty policies on October 9th jointly announced the formation of a new insurance marketing venture.

The agreement calls for the development of a new jointly owned marketing company, Insurance Agent Loan (IAL). The two companies will pool resources and intellectual property to speed the development and adoption of financial products and services to support increased productivity, growth and profitability of Insurance Brokers and Agents.

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