Cover Letter for Loan Application - Sample Template
Provided by IFC's Gender Entrepreneurship Markets Program.
Fill out the following letter. This will be your business plan summary.
Lender's name, bank name, and address
Re: Loan Request for $currency_symbol$______________ (fill in amount)
Dear (fill in lender's name)___________________________:
I am requesting a small business loan of $currency_symbol$____________. I have experience in this industry including ......(mention experience in industry or training that would qualify you to run this business) _______________________________________________
The market for this business... (include one brief paragraph about the industry and its growth)
My target market is... (include one brief paragraph about your target market/customers)
The competition includes.... (include one brief paragraph about your competition and the unique features of your business and how you plan to attract more customers)
I am investing $currency_symbol$___________ of my own money. My collateral consists of business assets having a fair market value of $currency_symbol$__________________ and personal assets (if applicable) with a value of $currency_symbol$__________________
This loan will help me meet my business targets, which are to increase sales to $currency_symbol$_________ by the 12th month and increase profits to $currency_symbol$___________ per month. With this loan and in conjunction with this loan, I will make a number of modifications or changes to my current business in order to reach those targets (mention increasing staff, expanding store, signing a new contract, buying more or cheaper inventory, etc.) ____________________________________________________
Attached is my business plan which backs up the loan request. If you have any questions, please contact me at __________________ (include a phone number).
_________________________ (Your signature)
_________________________ (Your printed name here)
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