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Will McClain

Windsor Advantage covers SBA and USDA market topics in several types of news –
from our SBA and USDA blog and case studies to webinars and white papers.

USDA Loan Eligibility: Community Facilities and Rural Energy for America Programs

Published on June 21st, 2018 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

In recent years, many SBA lenders have gained an increased familiarity with the flagship USDA lending program, the Business & Industry Loan Program (B&I).  This program offers lenders who operate in rural areas another option to provide customers competitive financing packages for businesses that make a positive economic impact.  Some of the key benefits (unavailable […]


Windsor Presents to University of Chicago MBA Students on Search Requirements Using the SBA 7(a) Program

Published on February 21st, 2018 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

Since 2010, Windsor bank clients have funded more than $370 million in business acquisitions through the 7(a) Program. CHICAGO, IL, February 21, 2018 – On January 24th, Will McClain, Managing Director of Windsor Advantage’s Chicago office, had the opportunity to present to University of Chicago MBA students on best practices using the SBA 7(a) Loan […]


5 Key Requirements for SBA Loan Eligibility

Published on October 26th, 2017 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

SBA 7(a) loans can be an incredibly effective tool for banks and credit unions to provide capital to small businesses.  However, the regulations surrounding eligibility can be difficult to understand for even the most experienced commercial lender.  The 7(a) program provides a deficiency guarantee of up to 90% (generally 75%), but many factors impact whether […]


USDA Loans Differentiate Lenders in an Increasingly Competitive Market

Published on April 18th, 2017 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

Competition for quality small business borrowers is only getting fiercer.  Projects and industries that were formerly “off limits” are now pillars of some bank’s lending strategies (think hotel lending).  Businesses are demanding terms that even a few years ago were unfathomable.  Finding a unique value proposition is imperative to compete for strong borrowers in this […]


How to Successfully Lend to Insurance Agencies Using the SBA 7(a) Loan Program

Published on November 10th, 2016 by Shawn Andrews

When properly structured and underwritten, many of the concerns that come with lending to an insurance agency can be mitigated. What’s more, utilizing the SBA 7(a) loan program can help protect a lender against credit losses with a guarantee of 75% to 85% of the loan amount. While the 7(a) program can help lenders reach […]