Dates of Event & Pricing

$395 for Webinar and Playback*

*Playback has no expiration.

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Both Parts 1 & 2 (with 1/2 hour break)

  • 12:00 – 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)

  • 11:00 – 2:30 pm (Central Time)

  • 10:00 – 1:30 pm (Mountain Time)

  • 9:00 – 12:30 pm (Pacific Time)


Good underwriting is critical to the success of a loan, but so is good loan structure.  In a well-structured loan, the Lender:

  • Understands what the borrower is using the money for;
  • Has identified multiple sources of repayment;
  • Loaned the borrower enough money, but not too much and given the borrower enough time, but not too long;
  • Has carefully analyzed collateral and established an appropriate advance rate;
  • Put in place a framework for monitoring the lending relationship.  He or she has properly documented the loan and attached and perfected the bank's interest in the collateral;
  • Most importantly, has established a level of expectations with the borrower about financial reporting, financial performance and repayment of the debt.  

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the elements of loan structure
  • Properly utilize short-term/seasonal loans, term loans, bridge loans and permanent capital loans
  • Address six issues in a properly structured loan
  • Answer common loan structure questions
  • Evaluate collateral and guarantors 
  • Structure a term sheet, commitment letter and loan agreement
  • Utilize key covenants in a loan agreement
  • Avoid common loan structuring mistakes
  • Apply the concepts in a case study

Who Should Attend:

Credit Analysts and Lenders with 1-3 years’ experience; More seasoned lenders as appropriate


New Horizons Financial Group / President John Barrickman

For 27 years, John Barrickman has served as President of New Horizons Financial Group, a financial services industry consulting firm nationally recognized as an expert in the areas of comprehensive credit risk management, credit process, loan policy formation, asset quality rating frameworks, risk based pricing and lender development. John is a frequent speaker and subject matter expert on credit policies and procedures at industry events nationwide. John is also a Consulting Associate for Capital Performance Group.


3.0 CPE Credits & 3.6 AAP Credits