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Athlete Financing

Proven and trusted, with over 10 years' experience from Balanced Bridge

Proven and
trusted, with
over 10 years

Tailored Financial Solutions for Athletes from Balanced Bridge

Tailored financial
solutions for YOU
as a Professional

Bank Financing and Direct, Private Lender - Balanced Bridge

Bank Financing
and Direct,
Private Lender

Specialty Lending for Professional Athletes

  • We understand your unique cash flow situation as a professional athlete
  • Customized repayment terms
  • No collateral required
  • Streamlined application process
  • Direct, private financing in as little as 24 hours
  • Bank financing available for those athletes under contract


  • Contract-Based Financing
  • Free Agent Financing
  • Arbitration-Based Financing
  • Pre-Draft Financing
  • Real Estate Financing
  • NIL Contract-Based Financing

My early professional career came with financial uncertainties. I had an 8 figure contract on the horizon, but I was not there yet. That is where Balanced Bridge came in. I am grateful that they exist.

NBA Player
NBA Player

Securing financing for my players from Balanced Bridge has been a real game changer for my business since discovering them a few years ago. Quick approval process, personalized service and flexible terms. They understand the unique cash flow needs of my clients.

Business Manager for Professional Athletes
Business Manager for Professional Athletes

Balanced Bridge has been incredibly responsive and a true advocate for my clients. I turn to them for all my guys’ pre-draft and post draft needs.

NFL Agent for Professional Athletes
NFL Agent

Frequently Asked Questions

Those National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL), National Basketball League (NBA), Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Soccer (MLS) players who are either under contract or entering free agency in their respective sports are eligible. Pre-draft athletes preparing to enter the NBA & NFL drafts are eligible. Additionally, other sports personnel such as coaches, sportscasters, broadcasters, etc. who are under contract are eligible.

No. We rely primarily on the strength of the athlete’s current or future contract to make credit decisions. There is no minimum credit score requirement.

Yes—you may pay off or pay down your advance early without penalty. There are no hidden fees on the backend of the loan. While others within the space may charge exorbitant prepayment penalties that make it cost-prohibitive for the athlete to pay off, pay down or refinance, we do not.

We pride ourselves on being the low-cost provider within this space of lending. Various factors, such as the type of financing and how quickly the funds are needed, will influence the rate we can offer each individual athlete.

The documentation we require varies based on the athlete’s contract situation. In some cases, only a driver’s license or other form of identification is needed. In most cases, the player’s contract, a form of identification and the player’s most-recent paystubs are required. Our underwriters may also request tax returns, bank statements and/or a personal financial statement on a case-by-case basis.

No. We are a direct lender of private capital. We underwrite, fund, and service all privately funded facilities in-house. For those who qualify for bank financing, we serve as your dedicated underwriter.