Bank Statement Loans allow a self-employed borrower to use the average monthly deposits in his or her business and/or personal bank account – instead of traditional income sources such as pay stubs and tax returns – to demonstrate his or her ability to afford timely mortgage payments. The program is ideal for self-employed borrowers who – due to substantial business write-offs – cannot qualify for a loan using tax returns for income verification.
Bank Statement Loans are ideal for self-employed individuals and small business owners who cannot provide adequate income documentation in the forms of paystubs, W-2s and/or income tax returns but who can show sufficient deposits in their business and/or personal bank statements.
With a Bank Statement Loan, your income is calculated by adding up all the deposits in your business and/or personal account for either a 12 or 24-month period, and then dividing the total by the same number of months. Any transfers between accounts are not considered. This method is very effective for business owners because it allows their income to be calculated based on gross deposits for the business rather than on profit or personal income.
As an example, a small business owner with 12 months’ bank statements showing a total of $240,000 in deposits would be able to use $20,000 as his or her qualifying income.
To help you determine if a Bank Statement Loan is right for you, please contact one of our licensed Loan Specialists by calling us directly at 844-574-LOAN (5626), by submitting the form on the right or by completing an application directly on our website.
"I knew the refi of my investment property was not going to be easy. Being self employed, I was relying on an alternate document / stated income loan with a bit of mess on my credit report. I liked that WEG made sure my refi had a good chance of success before they did the appraisals and other inquiries on my credit. In other words, if the deal fell through, my credit wouldn't take a hit and I did not lose money on unnecessary work. Anthony, in particular, was great from the very beginning, giving me updates first thing in the morning which gave me all day to produce additional documentation as needed. Annette and others worked very hard to get the job done and I have faith that they can perform miracles. Kudos to all of them at WEG."