What FRANdata Thinks

Navigating the intricate world of franchising requires a deep understanding of market dynamics and regulatory environments, especially when expanding internationally. Comprehensive studies of the UK franchising sector and insights into UK brands venturing into the US have revealed key factors essential for success: UK Franchise Landscape The UK boasts over 1,000 franchise brands, with a […]

In the complex landscape of franchise financing, the changes in Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has inadvertently pushed franchise eligibility out of focus for many lenders. While they are engrossed in addressing more immediate changes, lenders have adopted temporary measures. A notable strategy has been to solicit confirmation emails from franchisors, affirming that no modifications have […]

 With nearly 1,900 franchisees and connections to 176 distinct brands, the network of Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners is as varied as it is vast. These owners aren’t just part of the Dunkin’ brand; they enrich it with their diverse backgrounds, from long-standing family businesses to dynamic multi-brand ventures. Predominantly multi-unit, multi-brand owners, Dunkin’ franchisees also […]

The overall message we received was that franchise lenders have robust volume and are looking for more deals.  Below are four key questions and answers from the lender’s conference with over 450 of the most active lenders will help you understand how lenders are thinking. Q:  How loose are SBA lender’s credit boxes? A:  Deferments […]

Until May 11, 2023, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) facilitated franchise financing by authenticating brand eligibility through its directory. However, the SBA directory has been discontinued, and lenders now bear the burden of determining eligibility. This shift has led to banks reassessing their underwriting processes, causing delays and increased denials due to uncertainty. Lenders […]

 

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