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NHL Contract Financing

NHL Contract Financing – Fast, Easy, Financing for NHL Players

What is NHL Contract Financing?

NHL Contract Financing is a unique type of financing that uses a player’s NHL Contract as the basis, and collateral, for the financing. The amount a player can borrow is determined mostly by the size, type, and term of their NHL Contract. Personal Credit, bank statements, tax returns, and other information traditional lenders use to determine if a person is credit worthy play little role in NHL Contract Financing Approval.

There are a lot of reasons NHL Players use contract financing. Athletes often need financing just like the rest of us, and one popular financial instrument they use is called NHL contract financing. Essentially, this is when the athlete borrows money from a private lender to help finance their expenditures.

Loans for NHL players have become increasingly common in recent years. This is largely because the average career length of an NHL player is only three and a half years. With such a short career span, many players don’t have enough time to save up enough money to cover their expenses, so they take out loans instead and pay them back over time.

NHL players who have a guaranteed contract will be paid regardless of circumstances. That guaranteed contract is excellent collateral for finance companies who are familiar with NHL policies, contracts, and pay schedules (like Balanced Bridge).

If you are an NHL Player and want to learn more about taking out NHL Contract Financing, please continue reading – OR – Contact Our Athlete Financing Specialist right now.

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Why do NHL Players Utilize Contract Advances?

  • To make an all-cash offer on a home or on an investment property
  • To capitalize on opportunities where the investment window precedes the cash flow from their contract or future contract
  • To invest in their own brand, business ventures, or to invest in their own training and nutrition during the off-season months in which they are not receiving regular cash flow from their contract
  • To consolidate/refinance higher-priced debt and align repayment with the expected future cash flow from their contract
  • To provide short-term advances for various other reasons

Why do Newer NHL Players Use Contract Financing?

When you are in your first few years on the team, you may not have much credit history, which banks often use to decide if they are going to loan you money. Plus, banks often want to see up to three years of tax returns proving you can repay your loan. But as a new player, you might not have three years of tax returns yet.

But these are just a few of the reasons new NHL Players use Contract Financing. When you are first starting out with your team there are a lot of expenses. You have to find somewhere to live in your new city. You might need a dependable car. Some rookies and draftees already have families and need to relocate them and get their kids in school. There is travel. All of these expenses add up.

In addition, it isn’t uncommon for new athletes to want to purchase a new home for their parents or other family members as a way of thanking them for being supportive. Lots of newer players use an NHL Contract Financing to make these types of purchases.

Financing The Off-Season for NHL Players

Did you know that NHL players do not receive paychecks throughout the entire year? It’s true! They don’t receive any checks during the off-season, and they only a fraction of their salary during the pre-season. Because of this financial strain, many NHL Players rely on using credit cards or NHL Contract financing to make it through the months without a paycheck coming in.

We think using NHL Contract financing during the off season has some benefits over trying to use credit cards. Credit cards can be a real challenge because they frequently have high interest rates, and fees, and offer insufficient credit limits for making major purchases like buying a home or purchasing businesses.

Figuring out how to finance the off season is a reality for every NHL Player. By making use of NHL Contract Financing, you can get the money you need now, and pay it back when the regular season starts up again. There is no reason to miss out on opportunities just because it is the off season.

NHL Contract Financing Companies

NHL Contract Financing Companies like Balanced Bridge understand how NHL players get paid, how contracts work, how signing bonuses are paid, etc. To us, a guaranteed NHL Contract is great collateral for financing to NHL Players. It isn’t that we are any better than a bank. We just have different lending standards and view collateral differently.

  • Credit Not a Major Factor – With NHL Contract Financing, your credit is not a major determining factor for Athlete Finance Companies. They are going to check your credit of course, but often they are not looking for the same things a bank is looking for.
  • Speed – If you are an NHL Player and you need to get some of your money right away, NHL Contract Financing is a great way to do it. Compared to some traditional loans, getting NHL contract financing is fast and easy. This is doubly true when you are dealing with a company like Balanced Bridge, which is a direct lender and underwrites themselves. Since they don’t have to deal with multiple layers of underwriting bureaucracy to get you approved, you can get your money fast when you need it.
  • Athlete Financing Companies Know How the NHL Works – At Balanced Bridge, we have been providing financing for professional athletes for years. We know how the leagues work. We know how signing bonuses work. We know how off season and pre-season pay schedules work in all of the various professional sports leagues.

More Details About NHL Contract Financing from Balanced Bridge

How Much Money Can I Borrow Against My NHL Contract?

If you work with Balanced Bridge, we can generally finance up to five million dollars against your contract – or – as little as $25,000. The size of your contract plays a major role in how much NHL Contract Financing you can get.

How Long Does It Take To Get Approved For an NHL Contract Financing?

This is the best part. You can be approved and have your money from an NHL Contract Financing in a matter of days. You simply provide the documentation we need, sign your agreement, and we send you the money right away. It is easier than you can imagine.

Why Wouldn’t I Just Borrow the Money from a Bank Instead of Using an NHL Contract Financing?

One of the reasons you might work with an athlete funding company like Balanced Bridge is because we have different standards than banks as far as professional athletes go. We work with athletes, so we know how the payment system works and we see future athlete earnings as great collateral. It isn’t that we are any different from a bank – we just have different standards that are favorable to professional athletes.

Is Balanced Bridge Just a “Middle Man” or a Broker?

No, Balanced Bridge is a direct lender. We are not a broker for some other company. This is important because if there are any issues with your approval or after the financing is made, you are dealing directly with the source instead of a broker who has no real say in any part of the process.

How Does NHL Contract Financing Work?

NHL Contract Financing is simple. You send us some paperwork showing the value of your upcoming contract, we negotiate how much of a contract advance you want to take out, we agree on fees and conditions, you sign our agreement and within a few days, you will have the cash in your bank account. Just Click Apply to Get Started.

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CASE STUDY: Buying a New House With a Professional Athlete Contract Financing

We received a request to secure real estate financing on a multi-million-dollar home for a professional athlete who had just signed a $40 million contract.

The Challenge:
This Player had a limited credit history and limited cash reserves in relation to the purchase price but needed to make a significant down payment to qualify for the mortgage. However, they would not receive this money for several months (until camp started) and they didn’t want to miss the opportunity to purchase this specific home.

What We Did:
We were able to provide this client with a contract loan for one hundred and four percent of the purchase price which was enough to cover all of the fees and closing costs for the home. The client ultimately saved 8% by doing a cash purchase of the home. The Player was not required to use his own funds for a down payment, and he closed on the home loan in one week.

About Balanced Bridge

Balanced Bridge provides financing for professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, MLS, and even coaches from all of the major leagues. If you are an athlete with a guaranteed contract, chances are we can finance a contract advance for you, and have your money to you quickly.

Types of Athlete Financing Balanced Bridge Can Provide NHL Players

  • Guaranteed Contract Advances
  • Non-Guaranteed Contract Advances
  • Pre draft advances
  • NIL Advances
  • Free-Agent/Arbitration-Based Contract Advances
  • Real Estate Consolidation
  • Banking and Refinance Solution

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