ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance

in Merchant Cash Advance from ForwardLine


ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance


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Factor Rate 1.155 - 1.34
Loan Amount Up to $150,000
Minimum Revenue $50,000
APR  (Fee or Charge Based Product) 15.5% - 34%

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance Review

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance is offered by ForwardLine, a direct lender founded in 2003 and based in Woodland Hills, CA. ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance is available in 50 states (and Washington, DC).

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance FAQ

What APRs does ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance offer?

The cost of merchant cash advances is typically marketed as a factor rate, not an APR. ForwardLine offers merchant cash advance with a factor rate starting from 1.155 to 1.34. The higher the factor rate, the higher the fees. For example, an advance of $20,000 with a factor rate of 1.5 will have a total repayment of $30,000, which includes $10,000 in fees.

However, we ran the numbers and we estimate it has an equivalent APR that ranges from 15.5% APR up to 34% APR.

Does ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance charge prepayment fees?

Yes, ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance charges additional fees to borrowers who pay off their ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance sooner than anticipated. Take this into consideration when choosing a lender because prepayment penalties can reduce or even cancel the interest savings of repaying a ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance early.

What types of repayment method does ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance accept?

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance accepts the following repayment method from the Merchant:

  • Split withholding
  • ACH withholding

How often does ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance process payments?

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance processes payments daily based on your business's credit card transactions. This means that a percentage of your transactions will automatically be sent to ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance as payment for your cash advance until the full amount is paid.

Does ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance charge an origination fee?

No, ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance does not charge an origination fee. A origination fee is what some lenders charge for processing, underwriting, and funding a business financing product. Typically fees range from 0.5% to 5% of the total amount advanced. Whenever possible, go with lenders that don’t charge origination fees.

What is the minimum repayment amount required by ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance?

There is no minimum repayment ammount.

What is the estimated funding time for a merchant cash advance via ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance?

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance can approve (or deny) a merchant cash advance application within 24 hours and fund your merchant cash advance within 1 business day of approval.

What are the business financing requirements for ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance?

To apply for ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance, you need to provide the following business documentation:

  • Business license
  • Business bank account

What do you need to qualify for ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance?

Applicants with a credit score of at least 640 and up to 850 may be eligible for ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance. The minimum age to be eligible is 18 or the state minimum, whichever is higher.

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance does not have or does not disclose a minimum annual income eligibility requirement.

The Military Lending Act (32 C.F.R. § 232) prohibits lenders from charging service members more than 36% APR on credit extended to covered borrowers. APRs for the ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance product fall outside of the MLA limits, and as a result, the product cannot be issued to these applicants. Active duty service members and their covered dependents are considered “covered borrowers" under the Military Lending Act.

U.S. citizens are, of course, eligible for the services offered by ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance. Permanent resident / green card holders are also eligible to apply.

To qualify, applicants may need to provide the following documentation:

  • Proof of income
  • Recent bank statements
  • Business formation documents
  • Proof of identity

What limitations does ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance set on the purpose of the merchant cash advance?

ForwardLine Merchant Cash Advance considers merchant cash advance applications for business purposes, such as:

  • Business debt refinance
  • Equipment purchase
  • Lease improvement
  • New location
  • Product or service expansion
  • Working capital
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Other Services by ForwardLine


  Available in 50 states and Washington, D.C.
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Washington, DC
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Feature Breakdown

Application Fee $0
No Origination Fee
Business Financing Requirements
  • Business License
  • Business Bank Account
Credit Score Range 640 - 850
Immigration Status Considered
  • U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. Permanent Resident
Military Status
  • Non-Military
  • Veterans
Minimum Age 18
Minimum Months in Business 12
Minimum Revenue $50,000
Verification Documents Required
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of Identity
  • Business Formation Documents
  • Recent Bank Statements
  • Social Security Number
  • Business Tax Return
  • Employer Identification Number
Collateral Requirement Unsecured
Intended Use of Funds
  • Equipment Purchase
  • Lease Improvements
  • New Location
  • Product or Service Expansion
  • Working Capital
  • Business Debt Refinance
Approval Speed 24 hours
Credit Bureau Reporting
  • Experian
  • Equifax
Funding Time Range Starting at 1 day
Payment Frequency Daily
Payment Options Automatic Payments
Repayment Methods
  • Split Withholding
  • ACH Withholding
APR (Fee or Charge Based Product) 15.5% - 34%
Factor Rate 1.155 - 1.34
Loan Amount Up to $150,000
Loan Term 6 - 15 months

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