This information is to provide Member Associations an overview and recommendations relating to Loans.


Loan user information for clubs can be found within the Club Guides - Loans category.



General Information

  • Loans can either be configured on or off for each MA.
  • In accordance with FIFA regulations, Loans are for Professional players only.
  • After a loan has completed, the lending club must then renew the player for the player to become Active. This can also be processed by the MA by drilling down to the lending club to renew the player.
  • Loan requests are conducted by clubs only. Players using Self Registration are not able to request a loan, however they are able to view their loan registration information within their Self Registration Account.
  • Loan status is converted from Active to Passive at 2:00am (local MA database time) the day after the loan ending date. Please note this may not be available in every UAT enviromment. To emulate a loan expiry within the UAT environment, cancel the loan manually.
  • International Loan Return is currently not possible. The recommended workaround is to perform an International Transfer Return then a Transfer Out, using MA Comments to note the true nature of the transfers.
  • Registration Status for Loans is listed below and can be found in the Status Overview.



Recommendations

  • Preferably Loan Ending dates should not surpass the last day of the registration period. To extend the loan further, clubs can submit an additional loan request in the next registration period.
  • To extend a loan; either cancel the loan and advise the clubs to request a new loan, alternatively wait until the loan period has ended then advise clubs to request a new loan.
  • Any MAs that has Loans configured should be monitoring all loans on at least a weekly basis, using Reporting (see below for details).



Reviewing Loans before the Season Rollover

Before Stage 1 Rollover occurs - If competitions are concluded, please ensure that all players that are currently on loan or have been on loan, are returned to the lending club and renewed to be 'Active' in the current season.



Reporting

Within the Registration fields section of Reporting, there a Loan specific reporting fields:

  • On Loan ?: Used by the MA or by the borrowing club to identify players that are or have been on loan from other clubs.
  • Loan Out ?: Used by the MA or by the lending club to identify players that are or have been loaned out to other clubs.




To use the 'On Loan ?' or 'Loaned Out ?' reporting fields, ensure to filter these fields to equal 'Yes'.






If the desired results are to report on loans that are current or have completed, add and filter addition fields as follows:


Lending Club - currently on loan

Loaned out ? = Yes

Status = Passive


Lending Club - returned after loan and renewed

Loaned out ? = Yes

Status = Active


Borrowing Club - currently on loan

On Loan ? = Yes

Status = Active


Borrowing Club - returned to lending club

On Loan ? = Yes

Status = Passive



Reporting Alternative

Alternatively, create a Report for People Below my Level as follows:




Cancel Loan

To cancel a loan, locate the player using search, then on the 'Registration details' tab for the Loan Record, click 'Cancel Player Loan'.



After a loan is canceled, the lending club must renew the player to become Active again. This can be processed by the MA by drilling down to the lending club to renew the player.



Registration Status of Loans

Before a loan commences

Lending Club
Borrowing Club
Active
Pending

During a loan
Lending Club
Borrowing Club
Passive
Active

After a loan concluded (or canceled)
Lending Club
Borrowing Club
Passive
Passive