Arbitration financing

Sure Sports offers financing and loans for MLB and NHL Players awaiting arbitration decisions and contracts. Financing of up to 10% of a player's projected market value or 30% of the team's submitted salary proposal is available. 

Benefits of Arbitration Financing:

  • Financing up to 10% of a player's projected market value or 30% of the team's submitted salary proposal
  • Payments deferred until the player is in season
  • Competitive interest rates, indexed to the prime rate
  • Funds often available in 2 business days
  • Once a contract is signed, the loan can be increased to up to 30% of the player's guaranteed salary
  • Loss of Value Insurance Premium Financing
  • Financing available for Non-US Citizens

Case Study

The Player's Request

Shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 MLB season, Sure Sports received a request to secure financing for a Pre-Arbitration MLB player. The Player requested a $325,000 loan, with the primary use of the funds going towards renovations on the Player’s offseason residence.

The Hurdle

Subject to the MLB’s pre-arbitration rules, the Player’s 2017 MLB Salary was likely remain undetermined until mid-January of 2017. Although the Player did not have a signed contract in place, Sure Sports was able to work with our General Counsel to assist the Player in getting a bank approval in short order.

The Difference

Sure Sports had an Arbitration Memorandum prepared by its General Counsel, Heitner Legal. The memo provides insight into the total value of the MLB Contract that the Player was expected to sign prior to the beginning of the 2017 MLB Season, along with an overview of the MLB Salary Arbitration process and the applicable qualifications that made the Player eligible for Arbitration. Based upon the memo, Sure Sports was able to have the Player’s loan request approved by 3 banks within 10 business days.