FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
About The Chatswood Small Business Loans
Let me know about the Chatswood Small Business Loans
Chatswood unsecured loans provides amounts between $5,000 and $100,000, with terms ranging from 3 and 24 months, cash flow-friendly repayments which can be made daily or weekly.
How is the Unsecured Loan different from an traditional business loan?
It is possible to apply to get your Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes via the internet or on the phone. You’ll receive an instant response and have the funds on your account within 24 hours. Traditional company loans have an annual rate of interest along with other charges and fees. The company loan is a pre-paid loan therefore you’ll be aware in advance of the total amount to be paid, including the interest, fees and charges. This is then broken down into either a daily or weekly amount to be paid back.
What could you use the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used for virtually any company reason, such as cash flow management, business remodels and marketing to purchase inventory, new equipment, to fund general working capital, and much more. The loan is not available for personal use.
About larger Chatswood Business Loans
What is the Larger Chatswood Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger amount of loan to help company growth opportunities. Loans are between $100,000 and $500,000 for a fixed period of for up to 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly depending on the flow of cash.
How is the Origination Fee determined?
It is important to note that the Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee, determined at 2.5 percentage of the loan amount.
Can I get the Larger Business Loan?
In order to be eligible for a loan of this size, your company needs to be operating for a minimum of 3 years with an annual turnover of $700,000. The applicant must also be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) over 18 years as well as own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able of proving at minimum 12 months of continuous trading.
How can the funds be utilised?
A larger business loan can be used to fund almost all company reason, such as company remodeling, buying new equipment or inventory for general working capital and much more. The loan is not available to fund personal expenses.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that is secured?
Asset security is required for accessing funds over $150,000. It’s by way of charge on assets, which could also include registration in the PPSR or the registration of a caveat.
A director’s or personal guarantee is a commitment to pay off a credit line that is generally based rather than stipulating the security for a particular asset. The person who signs the ensure is personally liable in the event that the company lender is not able to re-pay the debt.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an online central register run by the New Zealand Government. It contains security interests granted to individuals who own personal property (including objects or assets). The PPSR allows prioritisation over property that is personal to be assigned depending on the date that a registration of a security interest.
An affidavit is an official document lodged to provide notice of a legal claim on a property.
What is a pre-approval minus Credit Check?
If you’re seeking a Larger Business Loan that exceeds $250,000 we can offer a preliminary pre-approval to help make the process. We might be able to do this without credit checks and within 6 hours of the initial application. This pre-approval is based on a preliminary assessment which includes you answering a few financial well-being checks. It’s not an offer or guarantee of credit. Unconditional approval is subject to a full credit assessment and any offer you might receive could be on different terms.
The application process
Are I eligible for funding?
You can apply for an company loan if you;
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are over 18 years, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- you must prove at least 6 months of business (for for the unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or 3 years of trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K - $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is simple and simple. Complete the online form within a few minutes and a dedicated company lending specialist will contact you to guide you.
To apply for up $100,000 you’ll need identification details (valid Driver’s Licence) as well as a valid NZBN/IRD and at least six months of bank statements.
For larger loan sizes, you’ll need:
$100K – $250K: Information about the application including credit consent, 6 – 12 months of IRD statements, bank statements (if you have a loan of more than $150K).
$250K to $500K: Application details including credit consent and 12 months of bank records, IRD statements, last 2 years finalised financial statements, in addition to interim financials for the current financial year as well as Aged Payables and Receivables Summary.
How fast will I get a decision?
For an unsecured loan ($5K and up) we can often offer a response in one hour if you make your application in quality company hours and you allow 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 statements we can provide a decision in as little as 1 company day.
If you are applying for a Larger Business Loan ($100K or more) we may be in a position to provide the conditional pre-approval within about six hours. After you’ve signed the pre-approval document, you will need to wait about 2-3 days for final approval, however this could be shorter based on the circumstances of each application. Some deals have been approved in less than 24 hours.
The quickest way to apply for you to apply is ensure you apply during normal business hours and allow us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly check your bank’s information online. If you opt to upload duplicates of your banking statements it may take a bit longer.
How soon will I receive the cash?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K or more) we usually offer an answer within one hour, provided you make your application during normal business times and permit us to make use of the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank information online. If you choose to send us copies of your bank statements we can offer an answer within the span of one business day.
For Larger Business Loans ($100K or more) we could be likely to provide you with pre-approval conditional to your application within six hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval, the turnaround time is about 2-3 days for final approval. However, it could be faster based on the specifics of each application. Certain agreements have been approved within the space of 24 hours.
The fastest way for you to apply is make sure you apply during normal business hours and allow us to use the sophisticated bank verification link to check your bank’s information online. If you decide to send us the copies of bank statement, it will take a little longer.
What is the maximum amount I can borrow?
We provide the loan amount between $5,000 and $500,000. When you make an application for a specific amount we look at a variety of factors that determine your well-being that is your company and the level of repayments your business can afford. The total amount of your loan will be contingent on the specific circumstances for your company.
When you make an application for a particular amount, we will consider a number of aspects to determine the well-being for your company and the level of repayments your business will be able to support. The total amount of the loan will be determined by the specific circumstances the business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for a business loan?
When you apply for the company loans, we will assess the risk assessment of your business and offer you with a customised offer that includes the amount of the loan, the duration and interest rates. This company loan is an upfront priced loan and you’ll be aware of the total amount you will have to pay, including costs, fees, or interest rates.
What is the factor that determines the price I am charged?
Business loan interest rates vary due to factors like the amount of money borrowed, what company assets the funds will be used for in addition to the industry that the business operates in, how long the business has been running and how long the business has enough cash flow to cover the loan, as well as the general well-being or creditworthiness of the business.
What are the costs?
There aren’t any hidden charges with our company loans. You’ll know exactly how much you need to pay, and at what time, from day one. There’s not any compounding interest and no extra fees (as long as you make your payments on time).
We do not charge an Application Fee. You are able to make an application for loans with no cost upfront or any obligation to sign up.
The Origination Fee covers the expenses involved with setting up 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 loan amount.
Can I pay out the loan earlier?
You can decide to repay all of your advance loan at any time.
If you do decide to pursue this option, please contact our helpful business loan professionals. We will offer you with details for repayment as well as an early payout amount. This will be calculated as the total of the remaining principal amount and accrued interest to the time of early payout and 1.5 percent of the principal balance and any fees that remain unpaid.
How do you make repayments work?
To make sure you do not miss repayments and to fit in your cash flow schedule, we offer repayments that are either weekly or daily. These are automatically withdrawn from your designated business account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be secure?
Security of your data, and being transparent about the ways we gather data, process, exchange and safeguard your data, is of paramount importance and a vital aspect of our relationship with you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We employ industry-recognised encryption protocols to safeguard your sensitive, personal financial and other data. Our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our dedication to protecting the security of clients and privacy. We make use of an advanced bank verification system that allows you to instantly verify your bank account details online, allowing us to provide an immediate response.
About business loans
What exactly is an asset-based loan (a secured loan)?
An asset-based loan is when the business owner utilises assets they own to get the funding. The asset could be an individual asset, such as the family home, or it could be a business asset such as a vehicle or other piece of machinery.
The vast majority of lending institutions, including the largest banks, are inclined to secure loans against assets. If you have trouble paying back the loan, then the asset could be sold by the lender. In essence, it is the process of securing new financing using the value of what you already own.
Do I require security to secure an company loan?
For loans that exceed $150,000, no asset security is required in advance to gain access to the funds but we do need an individual guarantee. As long as you follow your loan commitments (as detailed in your loan contract document), asset security is not needed. If you take out loans in excess of $150K typically, you will need personal ensure and security in the form of a charge over assets.