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Wells Fargo
Financial Analyst Summer Internship-Commercial Lending was asked...February 22, 2013

While discussing the three items from financial statements that a lender would want to look at, they asked what other things(non-financials) might you want to review of the customer.

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Personal assets, personal lifestyle, and commitment to the company.

Savoy Bank

My current salary which is illegal

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I told the truth

I interviewed with Savoy in December of 2017 also. But, they hired me. To date, the President has never acted like a moron. And, it is a well known fact that the CFO has a stellar work history. Less

Bank Five Nine

What have I produced, why was the last job only 6 months.

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Averaged $7-12 Million in loans over the past 5 years. Was not a good fit.

First American Equipment Finance

Are you comfortable making 60-80 phone calls per day?

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Yes, I want to spend most of my time prospecting for new customers and interacting with them on the phone. I'm very comfortable with rejection, etc. Less

U.S. Bank

What was my year over year net loan growth?

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I had the information and provided it.

Wells Fargo

How do you analyze whether a manufacturing company will have the competency to pay back a 85$ million dollar loan for a merchandise purchase they believe will make them profitable?

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Look at the financial statements... please do not give me unnecessary information if the only answer you were looking for was the balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and income statement. You threw me in a riddle for no reason and proceeded to tell me I was wrong on so many levels. Thanks for the insight on the actual position. You gave none. Less

Wells Fargo

Basic accounting questions: -what does EBITA stand for -how are the three financial statements linked -if you were to use one financial statement which would you use -what is the formula for DSCR

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statement of cash flows because cash is the most important thing to look at when lending Less

American Heritage Federal Credit Union

where are my referral sources from

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years of networking


Why did you choose TD?

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Identified key differential aspects pertaining to TD specifically and mentioned it was my personal banking choice. Less

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