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American Budget Company

Coldwater, Kenton,Lima, New Bremen, St. Marys,Sidney, Wapakoneta,Versailes


Financial Services Unlimited

Wilmington, Ohio


GE Capital


GE Corporate Finance

Ally Commercial Finance

HSB Finance Corporation


MidCap Financial, LLC

Springleaf Financial Services

Celina, Lima

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Commercial Finance Companies

Unlike banks, finance companies do not receive deposits but rather obtain financing from banks, institutions, and other money market sources. Generally, finance companies fall into three categories: (1) consumer finance companies, also known as small loan or direct loan companies, lend money to individuals under the small loan laws of the individual U.S. states; (2) sales finance companies, also called acceptance companies, purchase retail and wholesale paper from automobile and other consumer and capital goods dealers; (3) commercial finance companies, also called commercial credit companies, make loans to manufacturers and wholesalers; these loans are secured by accounts receivable, inventories, and equipment. Many finance companies also provide lease financing. The primary use of a commercial finance company is to lend money for the purchase of inventory and equipment. Sellers of transportation, office, and production equipment often provide financing for equipment they sell. Such plans are often provided through commercial finance companies that pay the seller and collect payments from the buyer.

Commercial finance companies are subject to less regulation than commercial banks and thus willing to make riskier loans, offer flexible lending terms, provide short and long term loans, and are a good source for asset-backed loans, especially if one cannot obtain additional debt from a traditional bank because a business is already highly leveraged. Typically they will make only highly collateralized loans. Moreover, the security for the loan is closely scrutinized for value and liquidity. Assets must be readily accessible and marketable. Typical collateral includes equipment, inventory, or accounts receivable. Because the loan may be riskier, commercial finance companies usually charge higher rates of interest than banks. Commercial finance companies may also have significant prepayment penalties to deter a borrower from refinancing with a conventional bank if the borrower improves his or her creditworthiness. Less-standard loan terms allow for flexibility, but also require careful review of the terms of the loan, including interest computation and payment method, prepayment rights, and default terms.

Listed below are finance companies that conduct business in this region. The commercial finance companies provide capital through dealers and retailers of high value items, and will provide capital directly to larger businesses. Retail finance companies will provide small personal loans that may be used for business activities.

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