Commercial Loan Broker, educational requirements and training
A commercial loan broker is an loan officer that specializes in commercial loans. Commercial loans are typically used to pay for equipment or expansions within a business. As a commercial loan broker you are there to assist customers with applications for loans to help keep their business growing. You will help determine which loan is appropriate for your customer, making them away of any retirements to obtain such loan(s).
If you choose to become a commercial loan broker you must complete the necessary educational requirements. The minimum educational requirement for this position is an bachelors degree in business, finance, economics or other similar subjects to obtain a position as a commercial loan broker. The more education you have in business finance the better prepared you will be to start your career as a broker. Consider taking courses in accounting, financing, computers, economics, and business to help expand your education. The more you know about business finance the better.
Once you have completed your education you will want to obtain a position to begin job training. You will begin in an internship program, working under an experienced commercial loan broker. You will be taught what is expected of you, the basic job duties of a commercial loan broker. Then in an informal training process you will be allowed to experience and get a better idea for yourself of the day to day work expected of you. You will begin to work on your own once you feel you are comfortable and confident that you fully understand your job duties. There will always be an supervisor there to assist you when needed. It is important to always keep up on your education and what is new in your specialization as a loan officer. Continuing education programs can help you do so. Remember you are there to help your customer understand how the loan they are interested in will help their business and what is required of them to be approved by the lender.