Yates Control Systems: Will the Bank Make the Loan?
In early April 2017, the newly-appointed business account manager at the Confederation Bank of Canada's branch in London, Ontario, was reviewing a long-term loan request for CA$1,500,000. The president of Yates Control Systems (YCS), an engineering company focused on providing automation solutions for manufacturing companies, had requested the loan to fund the purchase of a new facility for her company as part of a strategic expansion plan. YCS's president was a long-time client of the bank and was expecting a decision to be made about the loan within the next few days; otherwise, YCS's expansion could be delayed. However, the bank manager would have to ensure that granting the loan request would be financially feasible for the bank and that YCS's $50,000 line of credit, not used in several years, would still be sufficient.