Here we are again. Another rejected writing sample I submitted to an agency that “decided to go another way”. So for anyone who genuinely wants to know what a collateral agency is, I’ve got you! For this publication, I added my own little jus to the content so it reads more fluently, but I can also make it conservative…but I also think no one would want to read that.
So, if you’re impressed with the content and need someone to write about your business, I’m your girl!
by Zorina Frey
Everyone claims that they’re “balling” in some way, especially entrepreneurs. These days, thanks to the internet, anyone can be an entrepreneur. Hell, I’m one and I’m not so bad at it. I made you look didn’t I?
With today’s technological advances, chances are, many entrepreneurs will be conducting business overseas. Communicating with people across the globe is just a click away, but here’s what most business professionals won’t tell you—if you’re going to conduct business internationally, especially if it’s a brick and mortar, you’ll most likely need a collateral agency.
What is a Collateral Agency?
As technology continues to make it easier to conduct business on a global level, companies and big corporations are discovering that not every business transaction is as simple as scanning a document and clicking a button. When it comes to the financial matters of global investments, certain laws need to be taken into consideration depending on the where the business is being conducted. That is what a collateral agency is for.
The Affordability of a Collateral Agency
A collateral agency specializes in handling all of the paperwork and legal obligations required to process collateral assets for a loan. As a global operation, collateral agencies already possess the resources and legal experience to process financial loans in nearly every country. This eliminates your need to spend thousands of dollars on attorney fees to cover their outsourcing expenses that results in doubling your bill. Just like tax laws, the conditions of business loans and escrow accounts will differ in various countries. Many attorneys, particularly in the United States, are limited to where they can practice law, even if they’re a partner in a nationwide firm. With a collateral agency, companies in need of a specialized loan officer to handle their financial loan transactions will receive the complete service of an experienced professional who is well-versed in financial loan transactions on a global level.
Collateral Agency and the Convenience of Global Investments
Because there are so many intricacies involved with global investments, there are a considerable amount of technicalities that need to be addressed and can require a number of signatures and approvals from department heads and certain jurisdictions. Each country’s tax laws vary and this is what collateral agencies specialize in. A collateral agent will work on your behalf to help protect your rights and investments.
What Constitutes as Collateral?
Collateral also referred to as a lien, can be property such as a house, boat, or a car. It can also include other investments like stocks, bonds, and even cash—anything to repay a forfeited loan. Collateral agencies are a one-stop shop for investors and entrepreneurs who are looking to get the best interest rate on their debt.
Do You Use a Collateral Agency?
No. I’m a writer. It’s not necessary for me unless I want to open a brick and mortar overseas; and I just don’t see why that would ever be a good idea for someone in my line of work.
Then What Makes You the Expert?
I’m a copywriter. It’s my job to know everything. (Check out Ghostwriters. We Matter Here’s Why)
Why Do Companies Need a Collateral Agency?
The need for collateral agencies is on the rise now more than ever because of the increase of debt issuances by multinational companies. Because many corporations are conducting business on a global level, most banks aren’t so quick to hand out loans because they’re not privy to the laws in that respected state or country.
What you need is a collateral agent who understands the purpose of your loan and has a broader understanding of your business investment to determine whether or not the collateral you’re proposing to have in escrow is equivalent to the loan amount. An inexperienced attorney might scramble for answers. A collateral agent will provide a quick and efficient answer that will often render satisfactory results free of delays or uncertainties.
Where Do I Find a Collateral Agency?
Do what everyone does and Google it!
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