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Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
Information About The Avalon Small Business Loans
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Avalon unsecured loans offers amounts of between $5,000 and $100,000 with terms between 3 and 24 months, cash flow-friendly repayments, which are either daily or weekly.
What is the Unsecured Loan different from the traditional company loan?
You can apply for your Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes over the phone. You’ll get an immediate response, and the money could be on your account within 24 hours. Traditional business loans have an annual interest rate as well as other fees and charges. We offer a company loan is an upfront priced loan so you will know in advance the amount you will have to pay, including any fees, interest or charges. Then, it is divided into a daily or weekly repayment figure.
What could be the Small Business Loan be used for?
The Small Business Loan can be used for virtually any company use, including managing cash flows, company remodels and marketing for purchasing inventory or new equipment, to fund general working capital and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal purposes.
About the Larger Avalon Business Loans
What is the Larger Avalon Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger loan size to support business growth opportunities. The loan ranges from $100,000 to $500,000 with a term fixed for up to 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly in order to accommodate your situation.
How’s the Origination Fee calculated?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee which is calculated at 2.5 percentage of the amount of the loan.
Can I get the Larger Business Loan?
To qualify for a loan that is this large the company needs to be in operation for at least 3 years, and have an annual income of $700K. You must be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) with a minimum age of 18 years old or have a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able of proving at minimum 12 months of continuous trading.
What can I use the funding for?
A Larger Business Loan can be used for almost every company purpose including company renovations, to purchase inventory or new equipment or as general working capital, and much more. The loan is not available for personal purposes.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that is secured?
Asset security is necessary for accessing funds over $150,000. This is as a result of an charge against assets, which could also include registration through the PPSR or the registration of a caveat.
A personal or director’s ensure is a commitment to repay credit that is generally in nature rather than stating security over an asset. The person who is signing the guarantee is personally liable in the event that the business the borrower fails to re-pay the debt.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a central, national online register run by the New Zealand Government. It lists security interests that are which are registered with respect to personal property (including items or assets). The PPSR permits prioritisation over property that is personal to be granted according to the date the security interest was registered.
Caveats are legal form of document to offer the public notice of a legal claim against a property.
What exactly is a preapproval without Credit Check?
If you’re seeking an enterprise loan that is greater than $250,000 we may be able to provide a preliminary pre-approval to help smooth out the process. It is possible to apply for this without a credit check, and within six hours of your initial application. This pre-approval is made based on a preliminary assessment which includes answering a couple of financial health questions. It is neither an offer nor a guarantee of funds. Unconditional approval is subject to an extensive credit evaluation and any offer you might receive could be based on different terms.
The application process
Can I be eligible for funding?
You can apply for a business loan if you;
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are over 18 years, own a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- can demonstrate at least 6 months worth of trade (for the unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or 3 years of continuous trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K up to $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is fast and easy. Complete the online form in few minutes and an experienced company credit specialist will call you to help you.
To apply for up to $100,000, you’ll need ID details (valid Driver’s Licence) as well as an NZBN/IRD that is valid and at least six months of bank statements.
For larger loan sizes, you’ll require:
$100K to $250K: Application requirements, including credit consent, 6-12 months of IRD statements, bank statements (if you have a loan of more than $150K).
$250K – $500K: Details of the application, including credit consent and 12 month bank accounts, the IRD statement Last 2 years’ finalised financial statements, plus interim current financial year financials including Aged Payables, Aged Receivables summaries.
How soon will I hear an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often offer an answer in just one hour – as long as you make your application within standard business hours and you allow us to use the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you opt to upload copies of your banking statements , we are able to offer the decision in as little as the span of one company day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K to $500K) we may be able to offer you with a conditional pre-approval in around 6 hours. After you’ve signed your pre-approval, turnaround times are around 2-3 days for final approval, however it could be faster based on the specifics of each application. Some transactions have received approval within 24 hours.
The most efficient method is to ensure you apply during standard company hours. You can also let us use the advance bank verification link to verify your bank account information online. If you upload documents from your account statements , it takes a bit longer.
How quickly will I receive the cash?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often provide an answer within one hour – provided you submit your request in standard business hours and permit us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank’s information online. If you decide to upload copies of your banking statement, we’ll offer an answer within 1 business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K and up) we might be able to provide you with pre-approval conditional to your application in about six hours. Once you have signed the pre-approval form, it will take between 2 and 3 days for the final approval, however this may be quicker depending on the circumstances of each application. Certain offers have been approved in just 24 hours.
The most effective method would be to ensure you apply during standard business hours and permit us to use the sophisticated bank verification link to check your bank’s information online. If you opt to upload the copies of bank accounts, it may take a bit longer.
What is the maximum amount I can borrow?
We provide loans ranging from $5,000 to $500,000. If you apply for a certain amount, we consider a variety of elements in order to assess what is the well-being for your business and the level of the repayments your company will be able to support. The total amount of your loan will be contingent on the specific circumstances that are unique to your business.
When you apply for a set amount, we consider a variety of elements to determine how much we can lend you such as well-being for your business as well as the amount of repayments your company will be able to support. The total amount of your loan will depend on the specific circumstances that are unique to your business.
Fees & repayments
How much do you charge for the cost of a business loan?
If you decide to make an application for business loans with us company credit, we’ll assess the risk profile the business and provide you with a customised offer that includes the loan amount, the terms and the interest rates. The business loan is an upfront cost loan so you will know in advance the total amount due, which includes any interest rates, fees or charges.
What is the factor that determines the price I will be charged?
The interest rates on company loans rates vary due to factors including the amount that is borrowed, what company assets the money will be used for in addition to the industry that the company is operating in, how long the company is in operation as well as whether the company has enough cash flow to cover the loan, and the overall health or financial standing of the business.
What are the charges?
There are no hidden fees for our business loans, and you’ll be aware of the amount you be required to pay, and when, right from day one. 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 can apply for a loan without any upfront costs or the obligation to take action.
The Origination Fee is the cost associated in establishing and managing the loan. This is only a fee if you choose to proceed with 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 in advance?
You can decide to repay the entire amount of your advance loan at any time.
If you choose to pursue this option, please talk to one of our helpful business loans experts. We will offer you with the details of your repayment as well as an early payout amount. The figure will be calculated as the sum of the principal balance and the accrued interest up to the time of early payment, plus 1.5% of the principal amount remaining plus any outstanding fees.
How do you make repayments work?
In order to help you avoid missing repayments and to fit in with your cash flow cycle we provide payments that are either daily or weekly. They will be automatically deducted from your company account.
Security & privacy
Will my data be secure?
Making sure that your information is secure, and knowing how we collect the information we collect, use, share and safeguard your data, is of paramount importance and is an essential part of our relationship you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We use industry recognised encryption protocols to safeguard your personal, sensitive financial information and our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our dedication to the security of our customers as well as their privacy. We use an advanced banking verification system to instantly verify the bank account details online so we can offer a fast response.
About business loans
What’s an asset-based borrow (a secured loan)?
The term “asset-based” refers to borrowing where an business owner uses an asset they own to make the funds for a loan. The asset can be an individual asset, such as the family home, or it could be a company asset such as a vehicle or piece or equipment.
The vast majority of banks, including the big banks, tend to secure loans against assets. If you are having difficulty paying back the loan, the asset could be transferred to the lender. In essence it’s a way of securing new financing taking advantage of the value of what you already have.
Should I need security for an business loan?
For loans up to $150K no asset security is required prior to the loan’s access but we do need the personal guarantee. In the event that you fulfill your loan commitments (as stated in the loan contract), asset security is not required. For loans of over $150,000 generally, you are able to get a personal ensure and security is provided in the form of the charge of assets.