FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
About The Ardmore Small Business Loans
Let me know more about Ardmore Small Business Loans
Ardmore unsecured loans offers the range of $5,000 to $100,000. The terms range between 3 and 24 month and cash flow friendly repayments that are either per day or weekly.
How is how is the Unsecured Loan different from the traditional company loan?
Apply to this Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes over the phone. You’ll get an answer within the same day and the money could be available in just 24 hours. Traditional business loans have an interest rate per annum along with other charges and fees. Our business loan is a cash-based loan therefore you’ll be aware of the total amount payable including any fees, interest or charges. Then, it is divided into a daily or weekly amount to be paid back.
What could be the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used to fulfill almost any company reason, such as managing cash flows, business remodels and marketing, to purchase inventory or new equipment, to fund general working capital and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal purposes.
About the Larger Ardmore Business Loans
What is the Larger Ardmore Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger loan size to support company growth opportunities. Loans are between $100,000 and $500,000 for a fixed period of with a maximum of 36 months. The repayments are made weekly or fortnightly, depending on your cash flow.
How’s the Origination Fee determined?
The Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee that is calculated at 2.5 percent of the loan amount.
Am I eligible for the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a credit in this amount the company needs to be operating for a minimum of 3 years with an annual turnover of $700K. You must be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) who is over the age of 18, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able to demonstrate at least 12 months of trading.
How can the funding be used for?
A Larger Business Loan can be used for nearly any company reason, such as company renovations, purchase of equipment or inventory, as general working capital and much more. The loan is not available for personal use.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that requires security?
Asset security is required for accessing funds over $150,000. This is as a result of an charge over assets, which could also include registration in the PPSR or filing as a caveat.
A personal or director’s guarantee is a commitment to repay credit that is generally based rather than defining the security of a specific asset. The person who signs the ensure is personally accountable if the company lender is not able to make the repayment.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a central, national online register operated by the New Zealand Government. It records security interests that have been registered in respect of personal property (including objects or assets). The PPSR allows preference over private property assigned in accordance with the date on which a registration of a security interest.
Caveats are legal document lodged to offer the public notice of a legal claim on a property.
What is a pre-approval that does not require Credit Check?
If you’re requesting larger company loans of more than $250,000 it’s possible to offer an initial pre-approval that will help simplify the process. We might be able to make this decision without a credit check and within six hours of your initial application. The pre-approval process is based on a preliminary assessment which includes the answer to a series of financial well-being checks. It is neither an offer nor a guarantee of financing. A conditional approval is subject an extensive credit evaluation and any offer that you receive could be subject to different conditions.
The application process
Do I qualify for funds?
You can apply for a company loan if you:
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are over 18 years, have a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- must show at least six months worth of trade (for a unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or 3 years of trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K up to $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is simple and simple. Simply complete the online form in just a few minutes, and an experienced business lending specialist will be in touch to guide you.
For a loan of up to $100,000 you’ll need the right identification documents (valid Driver’s License) and a valid NZBN/IRD and at least 6 months’ worth of bank statements.
Otherwise, for larger loan sizes, you’ll need:
$100K to $250K: Application requirements, including credit consent, 6-12 months of bank statements, IRD statement (if you have a loan of more than $150K).
$250K – $500K: Details of the application, including credit consent twelve months bank statement, an IRD statements and the last two years’ finalised financial statements, in addition to interim financial statements for the current year including Aged Payables, Aged Receivables summaries.
What speed will I be able to get an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K to $100K) we can often provide an answer within an hour if you apply at standard company hours and you allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you choose to upload copies of your bank statements , we will be able to offer a decision in as little as an business day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K or more) we may be likely to provide you with conditional pre-approval within 6 hours. After you’ve signed the pre-approval, turnaround times are between 2 and 3 days for the final approval. However, this may be quicker depending on the circumstances of each application. Some offers have been approved within less than 24 hours.
The quickest way to apply can be make sure you apply during standard company hours and permit us to use the modern bank verification link to instantly verify your bank information online. If you opt to upload documents from your account statement, it can take a bit longer.
How soon will I receive the funds?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K or more) we usually offer an answer within an hour, provided you apply within standard business timings and allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system link to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you decide to upload copies of your bank statement, we’ll offer the decision in just the span of one business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K and up) we could be able to offer the conditional pre-approval within about 6 hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval document, you will require to wait around 2-3 days for final approval, however this can be faster depending on the circumstances of each application. Certain agreements have been approved in just 24 hours.
The most effective method is to ensure you apply during standard business hours. You can also allow us to use the sophisticated bank verification link to confirm your bank details online. If you choose to send us duplicates of your banking statement, it may take a bit longer.
What’s the minimum amount I can borrow?
We offer loan amounts between $5,000 to $500,000. When you make an application for a specific amount we consider a variety of factors for determining the well-being that is your company and the level of repayments that your company can afford. The total amount of your loan will depend on the particular circumstances that are unique to your company.
When you submit an application for a particular amount, we consider a variety of elements to assess how much we can lend you such as well-being that is your business as well as the amount of payments your company is able to afford. The total amount of your loan will be contingent on the particulars that are unique to your company.
Fees & repayments
How much do you charge for the cost of a business loan?
When you request our company loan, we will assess the risk profile that you have for your company and offer you with a tailored proposal that includes loan amount, term and the interest rates. It is a business loan is an upfront-priced loan which means you be aware in advance of the total amount to be paid, including any costs, fees, or interest rates.
What is the basis for the rate I’m charged?
Interest rates for business loans rates depend on several factors such as the amount that is borrowed, the company assets the money will be used for and the sector the business is operating in, how long the business has been operating as well as what percentage of the company has sufficient cash flow to pay for the loan, as well as the general health or creditworthiness of the business.
What are the costs?
There are no hidden costs with our company loans, and you’ll know exactly how much it is that you need to pay and when, right from the very first day. There’s no compounding interest, and there are no additional charges (as as you make your payments punctually).
We don’t charge an application fee. You are able to request a credit loan no cost upfront or the obligation to take action.
The Origination Fee is the cost associated with the setting up and management of the loan. It is only charged for this fee if you proceed with the loan. Our Origination Fee is 2.5 percent of the amount of loan.
Can I pay off the loan earlier?
You can repay all of your advance loan at any time.
If you decide to take this route, please speak to our friendly business credit professionals. The specialists will offer you with details on repayment along with an early payout estimate. It will be calculated using the sum of the remaining principal amount and the accrued interest up to the time of early payout plus 1.5% of the remaining principal and any outstanding fees.
How do you make repayments work?
To help you avoid missing due dates and also to be in line with your cash flow cycle we provide repayments either daily or weekly. These are automatically deducted from your nominated company account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be protected?
The security of your personal information, as well as making it clear the ways we gather data, process, exchange and secure your information, is of paramount importance and an integral part of our relationship you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We utilise industry-recognised encryption protocols to safeguard your personal, sensitive and financial data and our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our commitment to protecting the security of clients and privacy. We use an advanced banking verification system to instantly verify your bank account details online. This allows us to offer a fast response.
About business loans
What is asset-based borrowing (a secured loan)?
An asset-based loan is when an company owner makes use of an asset they own to secure the funding. The asset can be either an individual asset, such as the family home or a business asset such as a truck or piece of equipment.
The vast majority of banks, not just the banks with the biggest size, prefer to secure loans against an asset. If you have trouble paying back the loan, your assets could be taken over by the lender. In essence it’s an opportunity to secure new financing by using the value of what you already own.
Do I need security to get a company loan?
Up to $150,000 in loans the requirement for asset security is not required prior to the loan’s access However, we do need an individual guarantee. As long as you follow your loan obligations (as specified in your loan contract) and you are able to meet your obligations, asset security is not required. For loans that exceed $150,000, typically, you will need a personal guarantee and security is provided in the form of the charge of assets.