gift letter template

Gift Letter Template

In SBA Loans by Key Commercial Capital

How to write a gift letter

Below is a template for a gift letter, useful when family or friends want to help you with a loan downpayment.

Funds verification

Remember, the source of funds, even gifted funds, will need to be verified by the underwriter.  This ensures that the funds are not borrowed (for example form a credit card).  Some borrowed funds are acceptable for SBA loans, such as a HELOC.  If you are literally dealing with cash that was stuffed under your mattress, it’s advisable you deposit in a bank account first and “season” the money for 90 days.  Click here for SOP lender guidelines on equity verification  Gift Letter PDF Download

GIFT LETTER

Applicant:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;

I, ________________________(donor’s name)  of  _______________________    (donor’s address)

                     

do hereby certify that I have given a gift of $___________________ to  

__________________________(recipient’s name)

who is my ___________________________(relationship), to be applied toward the purchase of the business 

located at . _______________________(property address)

I further certify that there is no repayment expected or implied for this gift in the form of cash or future services from the recipient (or any of them, if more than one). I understand that Lender is relying upon the information in this Gift Letter in deciding whether to extend credit to the above mentioned recipient(s).

Signed:   

__________________________(donor’s signature)

Date:__________________________   

__________________________(donor’s phone number)

Signed:   

__________________________(borrower)

Date: __________________________  

__________________________(borrower)

STATE OF  __________________________

COUNTY OF  __________________________

On this _____day of __________________________ , 20____ , before me, a Notary Public for this County, personally appeared __________________________ who I know to be the persons described in the foregoing instrument, and who acknowledged that they executed this instrument as his free act and deed.

Notary Public__________________________

STATE OF  __________________________

COUNTY OF  __________________________

On this _____day of __________________________ , 20____ , before me, a Notary Public for this County, personally appeared __________________________ who I know to be the persons described in the foregoing instrument, and who acknowledged that they executed this instrument as his free act and deed.

Notary Public__________________________

Note to Lender: If the donor has not yet given gift to recipient, provide verification that the donor has sufficient funds to do so. If recipient has received funds, verify the transfer of funds from the donor’s account to the recipient’s account.