USDA Rural Development
Special long term financing with lower monthly payments for qualifying rural businesses.
First National Bank of Oklahoma’s team of experts has originated USDA guaranteed loans across the United States for a variety of different use cases. See a small snapshot of our closed loans below.
First National Bank of Oklahoma recently closed the first USDA Food Supply Chain guaranteed loan in Oklahoma for a 75,000 square foot cold storage warehouse acquisition. This newly formed program helps finance food supply chain expansions in rural and urban areas, a unique feature considering the USDA’s predominantly rural orientation. The Borrower was attracted to this financing due to its long term, no-balloon loan structure and reduced cash equity requirements. This financing will reinvigorate the largest cold storage facility in northern Oklahoma, and is available to lease for qualified tenants.
First National Bank of Oklahoma recently financed a USDA Business & Industry guaranteed loan for a multi-generational family owned sod farm in Oklahoma. Loan proceeds were used to refinance existing debt and to purchase a new state-of-the-art cutting machine. This Borrower was attracted to this special financing program due to its long term, no balloon loan structure and semi-annual interest payments that coincide with seasonal cash flow. By closing this financing, the Borrower was able to realize approximately $80,000 of reduced debt service payments annually.
First National Bank of Oklahoma recently originated another USDA Business & Industry guaranteed loan for a real estate developer in rural Oklahoma. The Borrower, a seasoned industry veteran, was able to identify a tenant during its feasibility period, increasing the underlying value of the property relative to the contract price. First National Bank of Oklahoma won the business in a widely marketed loan placement process by proposing a creative loan structure whereby the Borrower was able to leverage the full value of its freshly signed lease, maximizing loan proceeds compared to competing lenders. The Borrower was also attracted to the construction-to-perm loan structure that will not require a second closing at construction completion.