Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending

Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending
Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) on-demand courses are designed for finance professionals and industry practitioners who want to master the art of corporate finance. The courses move through three levels of mastery for anyone looking to be an expert in financial modeling, valuation, and financial analysis. Participants typically include professionals in entry to mid-level positions in financial planning and analysis (FP&A), corporate development, treasury, investor relations, and capital markets. All participants are automatically issued certificates of completion after successfully finishing each course.

NOTE: Course login details are normally sent to registrants within one week from date of registration.


This Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending course examines the details necessary for assessing a loan for retail companies, restaurants, and franchise businesses. These businesses differ from traditional commercial borrowers and other supply chain companies. 

Unlike wholesalers or manufacturers, retailers and restaurants generally require high rent and occupancy costs to succeed, among other factors. This course will show you how to identify these factors and adjust for them to enable you to assess a loan for these prospective borrowers. At the end of this course, we will examine a case study using a real-world scenario.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare retail trade and food-service businesses to more traditional commercial banking clients across other parts of the supply chain
  • Identify important characteristics that inform the level of credit risk associated with any given operator
  • Explain what makes food-service businesses unique as well as how franchise brands can help mitigate some industry risk
  • Calculate adjusted lending ratios and interpret the differences between these and more traditional credit metrics
CPD- 3 Hours
4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023 11:59 PM