FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
More about the Judgeford Small Business Loans
Tell me how you are able to avail the Judgeford Small Business Loans
Judgeford unsecured loans offers amounts of between $5,000 and $100,000. Terms range from 3 and 24 months. They also offer cash flow-friendly repayments that are either per day or weekly.
How is how is the Unsecured Loan different from an ordinary company loan?
You can apply for your Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes on the internet or on the phone. You’ll receive a same day response and the money could be on your account within 24 hours. Traditional company loans are based on an annual interest rate together with additional fees and charges. We offer a company loan is a loan that is priced upfront so you will know in advance the total amount to be paid, including any interest, fees or charges. This is then broken down into a daily or weekly installment amount.
What can you use the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used for nearly any company reason, such as control of cash flow business remodels and marketing to purchase inventory, new equipment, to fund general working capital and so much more. The loan is not available for personal reasons.
About the Larger Judgeford Business Loans
What is the Larger Judgeford Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger amount of loan to help business expansion opportunities. Loans range between $100,000 and $500,000 for a fixed period of that can last up to 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly depending on the flow of cash.
How is the Origination Fee calculated?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee that is calculated at 2.5 percentage of the loan amount.
Do I qualify for the Larger Business Loan?
To qualify for a loan of this size the business needs to be operating for a minimum of 3 years and have an annual turnover of $700K. Your business must belong to a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) at least 18 years old and have a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able of proving at least 12 months of trading.
What can I use the funds for?
A larger company loan can be used for almost any business use, including company renovations, purchase of inventory or new equipment, as general working capital and so much more. The loan cannot be used for personal purposes.
Is the Larger Business Loan a secured loan?
Asset security is necessary to obtain funding above $150,000. It is usually in the form of a charge over assets, and could include registration through the PPSR or making as a caveat.
A personal or director’s guarantee is a promise to pay back a loan that is general in nature, rather than stating the security for a particular asset. The person signing the ensure is personally liable in the event that the company creditor is unable to re-pay the debt.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an online central register operated by the New Zealand Government. It contains security interests registered in respect of personal property (including items or assets). The PPSR allows priority over personal property to be assigned according to the date a security interest has been registered.
Caveats are legal document that is filed to provide the public notice of a legal claim against a property.
What exactly is a preapproval without Credit Check?
If you’re requesting an enterprise loan that is greater than $250K we can offer a preliminary pre-approval to help ease the process. We may be able to get this done without a credit check, and within six hours of your initial application. The pre-approval is based upon a preliminary assessment which includes the answer to a series of financial health checks. It’s not an offer of credit or guarantee of credit. A conditional approval is subject an exhaustive credit evaluation, and any offer you may receive may be subject to different terms.
The application process
Can I be eligible for funding?
You may apply for an company loan if you
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are 18 years or older, have a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- can demonstrate at least 6 months worth of trade (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 fast and simple. Just complete the online application within a few minutes and a dedicated company expert in lending will be in touch to guide you through the process.
For a loan of up to $100,000, you’ll need the right identification documents (valid Driver’s Licence) and an NZBN/IRD that is valid and at least 6 months of bank statements.
If you’re looking for loans with larger sizes, you’ll require:
$100K – $250K: Application requirements, including credit consent, 6 – 12 months of bank statements, IRD statement (if loan above $150K).
$250K to $500K: Application details including credit consent, 12 month bank accounts, the IRD statements as well as the two most recent years’ financial statements, and interim financials for the current financial year including Aged Payables, Aged Receivables reports.
How quickly will I receive an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often offer an answer in just one hour if you submit your request at standard business time and permit us to utilise the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank details online. If you decide to send us copies of your bank statements we can provide an answer within an company day.
If you are applying for a Larger Business Loan ($100K or more) we may be able to offer the conditional pre-approval in about 6 hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval form, it will take between 2 and 3 days for the final approval, however this can be quicker based on the specifics of each application. Some agreements have been approved in 24 hours.
The fastest way can be make sure you apply during standard company hours, and allow us to use the modern bank verification to verify your bank account information online. If you choose to send us documents from your account statements , it takes a bit longer.
How fast will I get the cash?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often provide a response in one hour – provided you make your application during standard business hours and allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank details online. If you opt to send us copies of your bank statements, we’ll be able to offer the decision in as little as 1 business day.
For Larger Business Loans ($100K or more) we could be likely to offer the conditional pre-approval in about six hours. Once you’ve signed your pre-approval, the turnaround time is around 2-3 days for final approval, however this could be shorter based on the particular circumstances of each application. Some deals have been approved in the space of 24 hours.
The quickest method can be make sure you apply during normal business hours, and allow us to use our sophisticated bank verification to instantly check your bank’s information online. If you choose to send us the copies of bank statements it takes a bit longer.
What’s the minimum amount I can borrow?
We provide loan amounts between $5,000 and $500,000. When you make an application for a certain amount we will consider a number of variables in order to assess your well-being of your company and the extent of payments your business is able to afford. The total amount of the loan will be determined by the specifics the company.
When you make an application for a certain amount, we will consider a number of factors to assess your health of your business and the extent of repayments that your business will be able to support. The amount you receive from the loan will be determined by the particular circumstances the business.
Fees & repayments
What is the cost for a business loan?
If you decide to make an application for business loans with us company loan, we will assess the risk profile that you have for your company and provide you with a customised offer that includes the amount of loan, the term and interest rates. This company loan is an upfront cost loan so you will know in advance the total amount due, which includes any costs, fees, or interest rates.
What determines the rate that I will be charged?
The interest rates on company loans rates depend on several factors such as the amount that is borrowed, the company assets the funds are used to purchase as well as the field the business operates in, how long the business has been in operation, what percentage of the company has sufficient cash flow to cover the loan, and overall well-being as well as creditworthiness business.
What are the costs?
There aren’t any hidden costs for our business loans. You’ll know exactly how much you be required to pay, and when, from the first day. There’s no compounding interest and the loan comes with no additional fees (as long as you make your payments on time).
We do not charge an application fee. You can apply for a loan with no upfront cost or any obligation to sign up.
The Origination Fee is the cost associated with the setting up and management of the loan. This is only a fee if you proceed with the loan. Our Origination Fee is 2.5 percentage of the loan amount.
Can I repay the loan in advance?
You can repay the total amount of your advance loan at any time.
If you decide to do this please call our helpful company loans specialists. We will provide you with details for repayment and an early payment figure. The figure will be calculated as the total of the principal remaining and the accrued interest up to the date of early payout, plus 1.5% of the principal balance as well as any outstanding fees.
How do repayments work?
To make sure you do not miss due dates and also to be in line with your cash flow general, we offer repayments either weekly or daily. They are automatically deducted from your business account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be secure?
Protecting your information, and being clear about the ways we gather, use, exchange and protect your information, is of huge importance and is a crucial part of our relationship you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We utilise industry-recognised encryption standards to protect your personal, sensitive as well as financial data. Our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our commitment to protecting the security of clients and security. We utilise a sophisticated banking verification system to instantly verify your bank account details online, allowing us to provide quick responses.
About business loans
What’s an asset-based borrow (a secured loan)?
Asset-based borrowing occurs when the business owner utilises an asset that they own to secure the loan. The asset can be an individual asset, such as the family home or an company property like a truck or piece of equipment.
The majority of lenders, including the major banks, prefer to guarantee loans against an asset. If you’re struggling to pay back the loan then your assets could be sold by the lender. In essence it’s means of securing new funding taking advantage of the value of what you already own.
Are I require security to get an business loan?
For loans of up to $150,000, it is not necessary to secure assets before you can access the money however, we do require the personal guarantee. If you adhere to the terms of your loan (as specified in your loan contract document) and you are able to meet your obligations, asset security is not needed. For loans over $150,000 generally, there is the option of a personal guarantee and security in the form an asset charge.