Background Note | HBS Case Collection | January 2012 (Revised June 2015)

Inventory-Based Lending Industry Note

by C. Fritz Foley, Ananth Raman and Nathan C. Craig


Inventory-based lending is a form of asset-based lending used by retailers and wholesalers. This note describes the development and the current state of the inventory-based lending industry.

Keywords: Banks and Banking; Financing and Loans; Banking Industry;


Foley, C. Fritz, Ananth Raman, and Nathan C. Craig. "Inventory-Based Lending Industry Note." Harvard Business School Background Note 612-057, January 2012. (Revised June 2015.)