FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
Details of The Browns Bay Small Business Loans
Let me know more about Browns Bay Small Business Loans
Browns Bay unsecured loans offers amounts of between $5,000 and $100,000, with terms ranging from 3 and 24 months and cash flow friendly repayments that are either per day or weekly.
What is what makes the Unsecured Loan different from an ordinary business loan?
Apply for this Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes online or over the phone. You’ll get a same day response and funds may be on your account within 24 hours. Traditional business loans reference an annual rate of interest plus other fees and charges. This company loan is a cash-based loan which means you be aware in advance of the total amount payable including the interest, fees and charges. This is then broken down into either weekly or daily repayment figure.
What can be the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used for almost any business reason, such as the management of cash flow, business remodels and marketing, to purchase inventory or new equipment, as general working capital, and much more. The loan cannot be used to fund personal expenses.
About larger Browns Bay Business Loans
What is the Larger Browns Bay Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger loan size to support company expansion opportunities. Loans are between $100,000 and $500,000 over a fixed term that can last up to 36 months. The repayments are made weekly or fortnightly depending on your cash flow.
How’s the Origination Fee calculated?
This Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee, which is determined at 2.5 percentage of the amount of the loan.
Can I get the Larger Business Loan?
In order to be eligible for a loan in this amount, your business needs to have been trading 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) with a minimum age of 18 years old as well as own a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able demonstrate at least 12 months of trading.
What can I use the funds for?
A large business loan can be used for almost any business need, including company renovations, purchase of equipment or inventory as well as for general working capital and so much more. The loan cannot be used for personal use.
Is the Larger Business Loan a secured loan?
Asset security is needed to access funding over $150,000. This can be done by taking a charge on assets and can include the registration of this with the PPSR or filing as a caveat.
A personal or director’s ensure is a guarantee to pay off a credit line that is generally based rather than stipulating the security for a particular asset. The person signing the guarantee is personally responsible if the company creditor is unable to pay back the debt.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a central, national online register operated by the New Zealand Government. It contains security interests that are registered for personal property (including objects or assets). The PPSR allows the priority of personal property granted depending on the date that a security interest that is registered.
An affidavit is an official document filed to offer notice of a legal claim to a property.
What exactly is a preapproval without Credit Check?
If you’re requesting the Larger Business Loan that is greater than $250K we may be able to provide an initial pre-approval that will help make the process. It is possible to apply for this without credit checks and within six hours of your initial application. The pre-approval process is based on an initial evaluation that involves the answer to a series of financial well-being questions. It is neither an offer nor a guarantee of financing. A conditional approval is subject an exhaustive credit evaluation, and any offer you receive could be on different terms.
The application process
Are I eligible for funding?
You may be eligible 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 company (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- you must demonstrate at minimum 6 months of business (for the unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or 3 years of continuous trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K - $500K)
How do I apply?
The process for applying is fast and simple. Complete the online form in just a few minutes, and a dedicated company expert in lending will call you to help you.
To be eligible for up to $100,000 you’ll require proof of identity (valid Driver’s License), a valid NZBN/IRD as well as at least six months worth of bank statements.
For larger loan sizes, you’ll also need:
$100K-$250K: Application details including credit consent, 6 – 12 months of IRD statements, bank statements (if loan above $150K).
$250K – $500K: Application details including credit consent, 12 months of bank statements, IRD statement and the last two years’ finalised financial statements, and interim current financial year financials, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables summaries.
How quickly will I receive an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K and up) We can usually provide an answer in just one hour – as long as you apply at standard company time and permit us to make use of the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you want to upload copies of your banking statement, we’ll provide a decision in as little as the span of one business day.
For Larger Business Loans ($100K or more) we might be likely to provide the conditional pre-approval within about 6 hours. After you’ve signed the pre-approval, the turnaround time is approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval. However, this could be shorter based on the specifics of each application. Certain agreements have been approved in the space of 24 hours.
The quickest method is to make sure you apply during standard business hours and allow us to use our advanced bank verification system link to verify your bank account information online. If you opt to upload documents from your account statement, it may take a bit longer.
How fast will I get the funds?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K up to $100,000) we typically provide an answer within an hour – provided you submit your request during normal business hours and let us use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank information online. If you opt to upload copies of your banking statement, we’ll offer the decision within the span of one business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K to $500K) we may be likely to offer the conditional pre-approval in around 6 hours. Once you’ve signed your pre-approval form, it will take approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval, however this could be shorter based on the specifics of each application. Certain agreements have been approved in less than 24 hours.
The quickest method is to ensure you apply during normal business hours and allow us to use the advance bank verification link to instantly verify your bank information online. If you send us copies of your bank accounts, it will take a little longer.
What’s the minimum amount I can borrow?
We offer the loan amount between $5,000 to $500,000. If you apply for a certain amount we will consider a number of aspects for determining your well-being that is your company and the level of the repayments your company can support. The amount you receive from your loan will depend on the particular circumstances the business.
When you make an application for a certain amount, we consider a variety of variables to determine the health of the business as well as the amount of payments your company will be able to support. The amount you receive from your loan will be determined by the particulars for your business.
Fees & repayments
How much do you charge for an company loan?
When you apply for one of our business loan, we will assess the risk assessment that you have for your business and offer you with a customised proposal that includes loan amount, term and the interest rates. This business loan is an upfront cost loan and you’ll know in advance the total amount to be paid, including any costs, fees, or interest rates.
What is the factor that determines the price I am charged?
Business loan interest rates depend on a variety of factors including the amount of money borrowed, the company assets the money are used to purchase and the sector the company is operating in, how long the business has been operating, how long the company has sufficient cash flow to fund the loan, and also the general health as well as creditworthiness company.
What are the costs?
There aren’t any hidden charges for our business loans. You’ll know precisely what you need to pay and when, right from the very first day. There’s not any compounding interest and there are no additional charges (as long as you make your payments on time).
We don’t charge an Application Fee. You are able to make an application for loans with no upfront cost or obligation to proceed.
The Origination Fee includes the expenses associated with the setting up and management of the loan. The only way to pay this fee if you proceed with the loan. The Origination Fee for us is 2.5 percentage of the loan amount.
Can I pay off the loan in advance?
You can choose to repay all of your loan early at any time.
If you are deciding to take this route, please speak to our friendly company loans professionals. They’ll offer you with details on repayment along with an early payout estimate. The figure will be calculated as the total of the remaining principal amount and the accrued interest up to the time of the early payout and 1.5% of the principal remaining as well as any outstanding fees.
What are the repayment methods?
To make sure you do not miss payment dates and to align your cash flow cycle we provide repayments either daily or weekly. These are automatically withdrawn from your nominated business account.
Security & privacy
Will my data be protected?
The security of your personal information, as well as being clear about the ways we gather information, use it, and exchange it, as well as protect your information, is of huge importance and a vital part of our relationship with you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We use industry recognised encryption standards to protect your sensitive, personal financial information and our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our commitment to security for our clients and security. We make use of an advanced bank verification system link to immediately verify the bank account details online to offer an immediate response.
About business loans
What is asset-based borrowing (a secured loan)?
Asset-based borrowing is when an company owner utilises an asset they own to get the loan. The asset may be an asset belonging to the personal, like the family home or an company asset such as a truck or piece of equipment.
The majority of lending institutions, including the banks with the biggest size, prefer to guarantee loans against assets. If you are having difficulty paying back the loan, the asset could be taken over by the lender. In essence, it is a way of securing new funding making use of the value of what you already have.
Do I need security for an business loan?
For loans that exceed $150K, the requirement for asset security is not required upfront to access the money but we require a personal guarantee. require the personal guarantee. As long as you follow the terms of your loan (as stated in your loan contract) the security of assets is not required. For loans of over $150,000 generally, there is a personal ensure and security in the form of charges on assets.