What is Loan Covenant?
A loan covenant is a set of conditions or restrictions that a borrower must agree to in order to obtain a loan from a lender. These covenants are designed to protect the interests of the lender and ensure that the borrower meets certain financial and operational requirements.
Loan covenants typically include financial covenants, which require the borrower to maintain certain financial ratios, such as debt-to-equity ratio, or to meet specific financial targets, such as revenue or profit margins. Operational covenants may also be included, which require the borrower to maintain certain levels of inventory or limit capital expenditures.
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- Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Carriers
Trucking companies that consolidate and transport less than a truckload of freight, utilizing a network of terminals and relay points.
- Letter of Comfort or Financial Capability Certification Program
This program provides ECapital's clients with a contingent financing commitment so that they can demonstrate to government contracting officers and large US corporations that they possess the financial wherewithal to execute on contract awards. This results in ECapital's clients being…
- Letter of Credit
A letter of credit (credit letter) is a letter from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer’s payment to a seller will be received on time and for the right amount. If the buyer is unable to make a payment on…
- Letter of Credit (L/C)
A Letter of Credit (L/C) is payment arrangement used typically in International Trade. The issuing bank guarantees that an exporter will receive payment in full as long as certain delivery conditions have been met. In a Standby Letter of Credit,…
- Leveraged Buyout
A Leveraged Buyout or LBO for short is when a company is purchased by typically a private equity firm using the purchased company's assets and cash flow to acquire a loan to buy the company. Many times the buyer will…
- LIBOR Rate
LIBOR or ICE LIBOR (previously BBA LIBOR) is a benchmark rate that some of the world's leading banks charge each other for short-term loans. It stands for IntercontinentalExchange London Interbank Offered Rate and serves as the first step to calculating…
- Line Credit Account
A line of credit is a revolving loan account which allows you to draw money when you need it from a bank or asset-based lender. Interest charges only occur once you borrow money but other fees many times are charged…
- Line of Credit (LOC)
A Line of Credit (LOC) is a credit facility provided to the government, business or individual by a financial institution or another commercial funder. The borrower can typically draw down on the account at any time, with a maximum limit…
- Line-haul Shipment
A shipment that transports between cities and over distances more than 150 miles.
- Load Tender
A term primarily used in the motor industry, load tender is an offer of cargo for transport by a shipper.
- Load Tendering
Provides a carrier with detailed information and negotiated pricing prior to scheduling pickup. This practice helps ensure contract compliance and facilitates automated payments.
- Loading Allowance
A reduction in rate that carriers offer to shippers and/or consignees who load and/or unload LTL or any quantity shipments.
- Lock Box Payment Services
Lock Box Payment is a service provided by banks and finance companies to clients for the receipt of payment from customers (Account Debtors). Under the service, the payments made by customers are directed to a special post office box, rather…
A daily record interstate driver spends driving, off duty, sleeping in the berth or on duty.
- Long-Term Debt (LTD)
Long-Term Debt (LTD) are loans or other financial obligations that are being paid down over the span over more than one year. You will find long-term debt in the long term section of the Liabilities on a Balance Sheet.
- LTL Shipment
A less-than-truckload shipment. This truckload weighs less than the minimum weight a company needs to be eligible for a lower truckload rate.
When a driver assists in the loading and unloading of a trailers contents.