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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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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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The Best Financing Options for Your Agency

As more Baby Boomers near retirement age, an estimated 50% to 75% of U.S. insurance agencies will transition ownership within the next ten years. However, both buyers and sellers are finding themselves in a difficult situation, because most traditional lenders…

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