Hey All!
I'm in communication with a consultant to obtain Debt Financing for an acquisition, and questioning legitimacy. Is it standard to charge a refundable $7,500 fee for their service which then is put towards succession fees at closing for acquiring the loan for me? (Has a General Serv Agreement) with pre-approval loan terms.

Do we have a scammer list anywhere or a referral list of vetted intermediaries/consultants for loan brokerage?

Thank you! :)