FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
Details of The Wilton Small Business Loans
Tell me more about Wilton Small Business Loans
Wilton unsecured loans offers amounts of between $5,000 and $100,000 with terms between 3 and 24 month and cash flow-friendly repayments that are either daily or weekly.
What makes what makes the Unsecured Loan different from the traditional company loan?
Apply for the Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes over the phone. You’ll get an answer within the same day and have the funds on your account within 24 hours. Traditional company loans are based on an annual rate of interest as well as other fees and charges. This business loan is an upfront priced loan which means you know in advance the total amount payable including the interest, fees and charges. This is then divided into weekly or daily amount to be paid back.
What can you use the Small Business Loan be used for?
It is a Small Business Loan can be used for virtually any business use, including control of cash flow company improvements, advertising, to purchase inventory or new equipment, to fund general working capital and so much more. The loan cannot be used for personal reasons.
About Larger Wilton Business Loans
What is the Larger Wilton Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger amount of loan to help business expansion opportunities. The loan ranges from $100,000 to $500,000 for a fixed period of up to 36 months. Repayments are scheduled weekly or fortnightly depending on your situation.
How’s the Origination Fee determined?
It is important to note that the Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee which is determined at 2.5% of the loan amount.
Do I qualify for the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a credit in this amount, your company needs to be in operation for at least 3 years and generate an annual revenue of $700,000. The applicant must also be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) who is over the age of 18 or have a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able to demonstrate at the least 12 months of operating.
How can the funds be utilised?
A larger company loan can be used to fund almost every business use, including business renovations, purchase of equipment or inventory as well as for general working capital and so much more. The loan cannot be used to fund personal expenses.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that is secured?
Asset security is required to obtain funding above $150,000. This can be done by taking a charge against assets, and may include registering this through the PPSR or the registration of a caveat.
A personal or director’s ensure is a commitment to repay a loan which is general in nature rather than stipulating the security for a particular asset. The person signing the ensure is personally liable if the business borrower is unable to make the repayment.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an online central register operated by the New Zealand Government. It reflects security interests registered in respect of personal property (including goods or assets). The PPSR grants preference over private property assigned in accordance with the date on which a security interest has been registered.
Caveats are legal document lodged to offer the public notice of a legal claim on a property.
What exactly is a preapproval without Credit Check?
If you’re seeking an enterprise loan that is greater than $250K we may be able to provide a preliminary pre-approval to help make the process. We could be able to get this done without a credit verification and within six hours of your initial application. The pre-approval process is based on an initial evaluation that involves you answering a few financial well-being checks. It is neither an offer nor a guarantee of funds. The approval of a conditional loan is subject to an exhaustive credit evaluation, and any offer you are offered could be based on different conditions.
The application process
Do I have the right to receive funds?
You are eligible to apply for a business loan if you:
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are over the age of 18 and have a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- must show at least six months of trading (for you to qualify for unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or three years of trade (for the Larger Business Loan $100K or $500K)
How do I apply?
The process for applying is fast and easy. Simply complete the online form in just a few minutes, and an experienced company expert in lending will be in touch to help you.
To apply for up $100,000, you’ll require the right identification documents (valid Driver’s Licence) along with a valid NZBN/IRD as well as at least 6 months’ worth of bank statements.
If you’re looking for loans with larger sizes, you’ll need:
$100K to $250K: Application requirements, including credit consent, 6-12 months of bank statements, IRD statement (if credit is over $150K).
$250K – $500K: Details of the application, including credit consent and 12 months of bank records, IRD statement Last 2 years’ finalised financial statements, as well as interim current financial year financials, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables summary.
How fast will I get a decision?
For an unsecured loan ($5K and up) we usually offer an answer within an hour if you make your application at standard company times and let us utilise the advanced bank verification system to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you opt to send us copies of your bank statements we can offer an answer within one company day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K to $500K) we might be in a position to offer you with conditional pre-approval within six hours. After you’ve signed your pre-approval document, you will need to wait around 2-3 days for final approval. However, this could be shorter based upon the circumstances for each application. Some agreements have been approved in the space of 24 hours.
The quickest way to apply for you to apply is make sure you apply during standard business hours, and let us use the advanced bank verification system to check your bank’s information online. If you decide to send us duplicates of your banking statements it can take a bit longer.
What is the time frame to receive the money?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K and up) We can usually provide a response in one hour – provided you make your application in normal business timings and permit us to make use of the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you opt to submit copies of your bank statement, we’ll provide a decision within an business day.
For the Larger Business Loans ($100K to $500K) we might be in a position to offer the conditional pre-approval within about six hours. Once you have signed the pre-approval, turnaround times are approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval. However, this can be faster depending on the specifics of each application. Certain deals have been approved in the space of 24 hours.
The fastest way is to make sure you apply during normal business hours, and let us use the modern bank verification link to verify your bank information online. If you opt to send us copies of your bank statements, it takes a bit longer.
What’s the minimum amount I can borrow?
We offer loans ranging from $5,000 and $500,000. If you apply for a certain amount we consider a variety of factors in order to assess your well-being of your business and the level of payments your company will be able to support. The total amount of your loan will be contingent on the specifics for your business.
When you make an application for a certain amount, we look at a range of aspects to assess your well-being that is your business as well as the amount of repayments your company is able to afford. The amount you receive from your loan will depend on the particulars the business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for the cost of a company loan?
When you request one of our business loan, we’ll assess the risk assessment the business and provide you with a customised proposal that includes the loan amount, the terms and the interest rates. A business loan is a loan that is priced upfront therefore you will be aware in advance of the total amount to be paid, including any interest rates, fees or charges.
What is the factor that determines the price I am charged?
The interest rates on business loans rates differ based on various factors such as the amount that is borrowed, the company assets the funds are used to purchase and the sector the company is operating in, how long the business has been in operation and whether the business has enough cash flow to support the loan, as well as the overall health or creditworthiness of the company.
What are the cost?
There are no hidden fees with our business loans, and you’ll know exactly how much you need to pay, and when, starting from the day you sign up. There’s no compounding interest, and no extra fees (as long as you make your payments on time).
We don’t charge an Application Fee. You are able to request a credit loan with no upfront cost or obligation to proceed.
The Origination Fee is the cost associated with the setting up and management of the loan. It is only charged for this cost if you take out the loan. Our Origination Fee is 2.5 percent of the amount of the loan.
Do I have the option of paying off the loan earlier?
You may choose to pay back the entire amount of your loan in full at any time.
If you do decide to pursue this option, please speak to our friendly company loan specialists. We will offer you with repayment details and an early payment figure. The figure will be calculated as the sum of the remaining principal amount and any accrued interest at the time of early payout in addition to 1.5 percent of the remaining principal and any fees that remain unpaid.
How do you make repayments work?
To help you avoid missing payments and to work with your cash flow cycle we provide payments that are either weekly or daily. They are automatically deducted from the nominated business account.
Security & privacy
Will my data be protected?
Making sure that your information is secure, and being clear about how we collect the information we collect, use, share and safeguard your data, is vital and is a crucial part of our relationship you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We employ industry-recognised encryption techniques to protect your personal, sensitive financial information and our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our dedication to protecting the security of customers and security. We use an advanced bank verification system that allows you to instantly verify your bank account information online. This allows us to provide an immediate response.
About business loans
What is asset-based borrowing (a secured loan)?
The term “asset-based” refers to borrowing where a business owner utilises the assets they have to secure the funds for a loan. The asset can be either a personal asset like the family home, or it could be a business asset like a truck or other piece of machinery.
The majority of lending institutions, even the big banks, tend to secure loans against assets. If you’re having trouble paying back the loan then your assets could be transferred to the lender. In essence it is a way of securing new funding using the value of what you already have.
Do I require security to secure an business loan?
For loans of up to $150K, the requirement for asset security is not required prior to the loan’s access However, we require a personal guarantee. require a personal guarantee. So long as you comply with the loan terms (as stated in your loan contract), asset security will never be needed. If you take out loans in excess of $150,000 generally, you can get a personal guarantee and security is provided in the form of a charge over assets.