Head off concentration risk at the pass
Abstract: Concentration risk is a financial risk that comes into play when a borrower relies too heavily on one, or one set of, suppliers or customers — making the business vulnerable if those “key” suppliers or customers fail. Lenders need to identify these risks and help borrowers find ways to minimize the negative effects the risks might have on business performance. This article explains several types of risks and how to assess them. The article points out that a lender may need to adjust interest rates or take other measures to offset the risk, or even deny the loan until remedial measures are taken.