The global pandemic almost instantly changed the business landscape. Many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been particularly hard hit. In order for lenders to support SMEs to transition to the new landscape, they will need strong lending skills to determine which SMEs will thrive, which will stumble, and which will need attention. Lenders will need to apply a unique blend of qualitative analysis with flexible financial analysis to determine the impact of the business lockdown on the SME’s income statement and balance sheet, and to establish how much financing will be required to revive the SME while minimizing losses.
In this webinar, we’ll address the macroeconomic impact of the pandemic, how SMEs in particular have been impacted, and what skills lenders will need to appropriately assess business viability and, ultimately, repayment capacity.
- Mark Zandi, Chief Economist
- Doug Dwyer, Managing Director
- Shawn Gregrich, Director - Senior Learning Partner