Loan Programs Overview


CBAC is here to help your business be more competitive by working with you to get the funding you need. We can help you through the application process, throughout the life of your loan, and even after you have paid off the loan if you need us. Once a client, always a client!


CBAC has over 20 loan programs that fall into two, main categories - microloans and small business loans. We also partner with several communities in South Jersey to offer geographically-targeted programs.


Our professional staff works one-on-one with you to tailor your financing package, whether it is a direct loan with us, or if we work with a partner lender to meet your business needs. We also blend the resources and experience of our partners with our programs and services to provide your business with customized coaching, training, and technical assistance.


Virtually any type of for-profit small business is eligible for one of our loan programs. We evaluate our borrowers' credit histories as part of our review process but we do not use credit scoring. 

Use of Loan Funds:

Loan proceeds can be used for working capital or to purchase inventory, supplies, machinery, equipment, furniture, and fixtures. You can use some programs to purchase commercial real estate. Some loan programs also allow refinancing of existing business debts.

Loan Terms:

The minimum direct microloan is $1,000 and the maximum is $50,000.  CBAC loans made in partnership with other lenders can be up to $250,000 or more, on a case-by-case basis. The length of the loan term varies according to loan size and use of funds. We offer transparent, fair, and competitive interest rates and low fees because we believe you deserve loans on reasonable terms.

Collateral Requirements:

Loans are collateralized with business assets, as well as real-estate when it is necessary. CBAC also requires personal guarantees. Bank Partnership Loans and special, geographic loan programs might have additional requirements.


Do you want to explore how much your monthly loan payment might cost, based on different loan amounts, interest rates, and terms?  

Click below to use our free loan calculator. 

If you have questions about our loan programs and the option that might be best for your business, we are here to help. You can call us at 856-966-8181 or email us at

Loan Program Options



If your small business needs a loan between $1,000 and $50,000 for small business expenses, a CBAC microloan might be the right option for you.

The microloan program is available to eligible for-profit small businesses in all stages of development, including the start-up phase.  We can make these loans directly and in partnership with other lenders.

The loan term length varies according to loan size and use of funds. The maximum loan term is six years (72 months).  


You can use microloan funds to purchase equipment and inventory, for working capital, leasehold improvements, and to refinance eligible, existing business debt.  These loan funds cannot be used to finance real estate.


Small Business Loans

If your small business needs a loan between $50,000 and $250,000 to finance real estate or other business expenses, a CBAC small business loan might be the right option for you.

The small business loan program is available to eligible, existing for-profit small businesses. We primarily make these loans in partnership with other lenders. The maximum loan amount depends on whether we make your loan directly or with a partner lender.


The length of the loan term varies according to loan size and use of funds; typically, the term is five years (60 months), based on up to a maximum 20-year amortization (240 months). We also offer loan renewal options. 


You can use small business loan funds to purchase or refinance business real estate as well as refinance eligible business debt, for working capital, and other allowable business expenses. 


Geographic Loans

CBAC offers a few targeted loan programs in select, geographic locations throughout South Jersey and Philadelphia in partnership with local and county governments and agencies. 


If your business is located in any of the following counties, you might be eligible for special, targeted loan programs:  

  • Atlantic County 

  • Burlington County

  • Camden County 

  • Cape May County 

  • Cumberland County

  • Gloucester County 

  • Salem County 

  • City of Philadelphia 


These targeted programs have limited funding available with different eligibility requirements, minimum and maximum loan amounts, loan terms, interest rates, and fees, but one might be right for your business.  Please contact us to learn more about these opportunities.

Business Loan Application


CBAC's Statement on COVID-19UPDATED 10-13-20

CBAC values the health and safety of our staff, loan clients, small businesses seeking our assistance, and our partners and stakeholders. We are currently working with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), other agencies, and partners to assist small businesses during the pandemic. We are experiencing an unusually high volume of inquiries so thank you for your patience. Please CLICK HERE to read our response to the pandemic, and how we will continue to be available and responsive to your small business needs in our target area.

CBAC is not an SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) lender.

The SBA PPP expired on 8-8-2020. CBAC is an SBA Lender but we never offered PPP Loans.  Any PPP applications sent to us were deleted or shredded in order to protect your privacy! Please contact your current bank or visit for updated program information regarding future funding and other, available assistance.

CBAC strives to make the loan application and approval process as quick, smooth, and efficient as possible for you. The application, forms, and other documents we request from you gives us the information we need to consider your loan request. 

 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:   The Business Loan Application and Personal Financial Statement can be saved to your computer or downloaded, and then completed fully for consideration of your loan request.  The Business Loan Schedule Addendum is only for applicants who already have more than four business loans.


You can choose from the following options to complete and submit your loan application:

  1. You can download the forms, save them on your computer with a new name OR "right-click" with your mouse to save the file. Depending on your browser, you might also be able to use an "Open with Adobe" option.

  2. Once saved on your computer or phone, you can then fill out the forms electronically, save them again, and email them with your application attachments. 

  3. You can print the form with or without saving it on your computer, complete the form by hand, sign the form, and then scan and email it with the attachments.

  4. If you choose, you are welcome to complete it on your computer or by hand using one of the options above. You can then sign the form and send it to us through traditional mail, or drop it off in person


Here are the links to the fillable forms that you will need: 

Click here to download or right-click on this link and save the file as "CBAC Application" (the loan application)

Click here to download or right-click on this link and save the file as "CBAC PFS" (stands for Personal Financial Statement)

Click here to download or right-click on this link and save the file as "CBAC Debt Table" (Business Loan Schedule Addendum)* - only for business owners with more than four (4) business loans.

*If you only have one to four business loans, this form does not apply. 


A $75.00 non-refundable application fee is due when you submit your application package. Please make checks or money orders payable to CBAC

A fully completed application will prevent unnecessary delays. The loan application also includes a list of additional documents we might need from you for full consideration.

What is important for a successful loan application?

  • Can you show that you can repay the loan?

  • Does your business have good cash flows, do you, the other owners, or other members of your household have other sources of income?

  • Do you have good credit? Having a good credit history is ideal, but having no credit or some negative credit will not necessarily disqualify a loan applicant.

  • Do you have money of your own to put toward what you want to accomplish with the loan? If you have “skin in the game,” it will strengthen your loan application.

  • Will the loan help your business to create or save jobs? Will it help you to purchase commercial real estate? These things benefit the communities where you are located and can strengthen your application.

  • Do you have a realistic start-up or expansion plan?

  • Did you fill out the entire application? Do you have all of the attachments and supporting documents that you need to submit?

We are here to help you through the application process! Please Contact Us for more information by calling 856-966-8181, or email us at


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Cooperative Business Assistance Corporation (CBAC)

328 Market Street

Camden, NJ 08102

Tel: (856) 966-8181

Fax: (856) 966-0036

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