I have been a loyal Bank of America customer for 20 years. I casually mentioned that I am in the market to purchase an aircraft for my successful aviation business. The rep at the local banking center told me that Bank of America could lend me the capital. I told her “I doubt it,” but she insisted.
A few days later I received a phone call from a business lender. He had me run through the extensive process of applying for credit. I have an excellent credit score, cash in my account, am willing to put 20% down, mortgage the aircraft, personally co-signed for the business, and was considering using my house as collateral.
“We are not in the business of aircraft lending,” is what they told me.
“Then why the tell did you put me through this entire process to start with?!”