Which ratios would banker is most interested while assuming whether to approve an application for short-term business loan? Illustrate.
Bankers and other lenders employ liquidity ratios to distinguish whether to extend short-term credit to a firm. Liquidity ratios measure the capability of a firm to meet its short-term obligations. These ratios are vital because failure to pay such obligations can lead to bankruptcy. In general, the higher the liquidity ratio, the more capable a firm is to pay its short-term obligations.