Underwriting a Borrowing Base: Policy & Practice on Underwriting Receivables & Inventory for Borrowing Base Monitoring & Control
Asset-based lending (often referred to as “ABL”) is a form of commercial lending designed to finance safely the working capital needs of a borrower whose cash flow may not support debt repayment. Like other commercial loans, cash flow is the primary repayment source for an asset-based loan but with a stronger reliance on the company's assets as collateral and firmer control over the receipts of the collateral’s liquidation.
Collateral typically available to secure the asset-based loan includes accounts receivable, inventory, machinery and equipment, general and specific intangibles, real estate, and other assets. Because working capital support is the primary objective of most asset-based loan facilities, accounts receivable and inventory generally is the bank's core collateral. Personal guaranties, often secured, can be taken.
Why Should You Attend:
Monitoring and controlling collateral are critical to the asset-based lender to mitigate repayment risk. Collateral evaluation begins with a comprehensive field examination to determine value, followed by a continuing program of periodic examinations. The collateral and loan values are monitored continuously (daily/weekly/monthly) to ensure that the realizable value of the collateral is always sufficient to repay outstanding.
This session will explain how the ABL policy and process must work to ensure the bank is repaid on time, in full, and as agreed.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Characteristics of ABL borrowers
- Customers’ advantages for an ABL facility
- Collateral Considerations
- Types of facilities
- How advance rates are determined
Who will Benefit:
- Credit Risk Management
- Credit Officers
- Senior and Executive Management
- Bank Board Directors
- Loan Review Personnel
- Audit Department
A frequent speaker, instructor, advisor, and writer on credit risk and commercial banking topics and issues, Dev is principal of Devon Risk Advisory Group and engages in consulting, speaking and training on a wide range of risk, credit, and lending topics. As former SVP and senior credit policy officer at SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, he was responsible for developing, implementing, and administering credit policies for SunTrust’s wholesale lines of business--commercial, commercial real estate, corporate investment banking, capital markets, business banking, and private wealth management. He also spent three years as managing director and credit approver in SunTrust’s Florida commercial lending and corporate investment banking areas, respectively. Prior to SunTrust, Dev was chief credit officer for Barnett Bank’s Palm Beach market. Besides stints at other banks in Florida, Kansas City, and Ohio, Dev’s experiences outside of banking include CFO of a Honolulu construction company, combat engineer officer in the U.S. Army, and college economics instructor in Hawaii, Missouri, and Florida. A graduate of Ohio State University and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, he earned his M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii.
Dev serves as an instructor in RMA’s Florida Commercial Lending School, the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking, the Pacific Coast Banking School, and the American Bankers Association's (ABA) Commercial Lending. His school, conference, and workshop audiences have included participants drawn from the ABA, RMA, OCC, Federal Reserve, FDIC, FFIEC, SBA, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the AICPA.
Dev has written about credit risk management, financial analysis and related subjects for the ABA’s Commercial Insights, the Risk Management Association’s RMA Journal, and other business professional journals. He is the author of Analyzing Construction Contractors and its related RMA workshop. A past national chair of RMA and former Florida Chapter president, Dev serves as a member of the RMA Journal’s advisory board, and an ex-officio board member of the Florida and Atlanta RMA chapters. He also serves on the advisory board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), and he has consulted on credit risk issues with banks in Morocco, Egypt, and Angola through the US State Department’s Financial Service Volunteer Corps (FSVC).