FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
More about the Manukau Small Business Loans
Tell me about the Manukau Small Business Loans
Manukau unsecured loans offers amounts between $5,000 and $100,000. Terms range from 3 and 24 months and cash flow friendly repayments that are either daily or weekly.
What is how is the Unsecured Loan different from an ordinary business loan?
Apply for your Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes online or over the phone, receive an answer within the same day and the money could be in your account within 24 hours. Traditional business loans are based on an annual rate of interest plus other fees and charges. The company loan is a pre-paid loan therefore you’ll know ahead of time the total amount payable including any interest, fees or charges. This is then divided into weekly or daily repayment figure.
What could the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used for virtually every company reason, such as control of cash flow business remodels and marketing to purchase inventory, new equipment, for general working capital, and much more. The loan is not available for personal use.
Concerning Larger Manukau Business Loans
What is the Larger Manukau Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger size loan to aid in company growth opportunities. Loans range from $100,000 to $500,000 with a fixed-term that can last up to 36 months. The repayments are made weekly or fortnightly to work with your cash flow.
How is the Origination Fee calculated?
It is important to note that the Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee which is determined at 2.5% of the amount of the loan.
Am I eligible for the Larger Business Loan?
In order to be eligible for a loan in this amount, your company needs to be operating for a minimum of 3 years and generate an annual revenue of at least $700,000. The applicant must also be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) at least 18 years old as well as own a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able demonstrate at minimum 12 months of business.
How can the funds be utilised?
A Larger Business Loan can be used for almost any business need, including business renovations, purchase of equipment or inventory, as general working capital and much more. The loan is not available for personal purposes.
Is the Larger Business Loan a secured loan?
Asset security is necessary to access funding over $150,000. It is usually by way of charge over assets and can include registration with the PPSR or making a caveat.
A director’s or personal ensure is a commitment to repay credit that is generally in nature rather than specifying security over an asset. The person signing the ensure is personally accountable if the business lender is not able to pay back 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 goods or assets). The PPSR grants the priority of personal property assigned depending on the date that a registration of a security interest.
A caveat is a legal document lodged to offer an official notice of a claim to property.
What is a pre-approval without Credit Check?
If you’re seeking a Larger Business Loan of $250K or more, we may offer a preliminary pre-approval to help simplify the process. It is possible to do this without a credit check, and within six hours of your initial application. This pre-approval is based on a preliminary assessment which includes answering a couple of financial well-being checks. This is in no way an offer, nor is it a guarantee of funds. Acceptance without condition is subject to a full credit assessment and any offer that you are offered could be based on different terms.
The application process
Are I eligible for funding?
You are eligible to apply for an business loan if you
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are 18 years or older, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- you must prove at least 6 months worth of trade (for you to qualify for unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or three years of trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K to $500K)
How do I apply?
The process for applying is fast and simple. Simply complete the online form in just a few minutes, and an experienced company expert in lending will be in touch to assist you.
To apply for up $100,000, you’ll require ID details (valid Driver’s License) and an NZBN/IRD that is valid and at least six months worth of bank statements.
Otherwise, for larger loan sizes, you’ll require:
$100K – $250K: Application details including credit consent, 6 – 12 months of IRD statements, bank statements (if loan above $150K).
$250K – $500K: Details of the application, including credit consent and 12 months of bank records, IRD statement Last 2 years’ finalised financial statements, in addition to interim current financial year financials, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables summaries.
What speed will I be able to get an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K and up) We can usually provide an answer in just one hour, provided you make your application during quality business time and you allow us to use the advanced bank verification system link to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you choose to submit copies of your bank statements , we are able to provide the decision in as little as 1 business day.
For Larger Business Loans ($100K or more) we could be in a position to offer the conditional pre-approval in about 6 hours. After you’ve signed the pre-approval, turnaround times are about 2-3 days for final approval. However, it could be faster based on the circumstances of each application. Certain deals have been approved within just 24 hours.
The quickest way to apply for you to apply is ensure you apply during standard business hours and let us use the advance bank verification link to instantly confirm your bank details online. If you opt to upload copies of your bank statements it can take a bit longer.
How fast will I get the money?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K and up) we typically provide a response in one hour if you apply at standard business hours and you allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank’s information online. If you decide to send us copies of your bank statements we can offer a decision in just one business day.
For Larger Business Loans ($100K or more) we may be capable of offer you with pre-approval conditional to your application within about six hours. Once you have signed the pre-approval document, you will require to wait approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval. However, this can be faster depending on the specifics of each application. Certain deals have been approved in less than 24 hours.
The most effective method can be make sure you apply during standard business hours and allow us to use our advanced bank verification system to check your bank’s information online. If you decide to upload duplicates of your banking accounts, it takes a bit longer.
What’s the minimum amount I can borrow?
We offer loans ranging from $5,000 and $500,000. When you submit an application for a specific amount we consider a variety of aspects that determine the well-being for your business and the extent of payments your business can support. The total amount of the loan will be determined by the specifics for your business.
When you apply for a particular amount, we look at a range of variables to assess your health of the company and the amount of payments your business can support. The total amount of your loan will depend on the particular circumstances for your business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for an company loan?
When you apply for the business financing, we will assess the risk assessment that you have for your company and provide you with a tailored proposal that includes the amount of loan, the term and interest rates. The business loan is an upfront priced loan which means you be aware of the total amount payable including any interest rates, fees or charges.
What is the factor that determines the price I will be charged?
Interest rates for company loans rates differ based on various factors such as the amount that is that is borrowed, what company assets the funds will be used for as well as the field the business operates in, how long the business has been in operation, how long the business has enough cash flow to pay for the loan, and the overall well-being or creditworthiness of the company.
What are the costs?
There are no hidden costs for our company loans, and you’ll know exactly how much you need to pay and when, right from the first day. There’s no compounding interest and no extra fees (as long as you are able to make your payments in time).
We do not charge an Application Fee. You can make an application for loans with no cost upfront or obligation to proceed.
The Origination Fee covers the expenses involved with the setting up and management of the loan. You are only charged this cost if you take out the loan. The Origination Fee for us is 2.5 percentage of the amount of loan.
Can I repay the loan early?
You can repay the total amount of your advance loan at any time.
If you decide to take this route, please speak to our friendly company loans experts. We will offer you with details for repayment as well as an early payout amount. It will be calculated using the sum of the remaining principal amount and accrued interest to the date of early payout, plus 1.5 percent of the principal amount remaining plus any outstanding fees.
What are the repayment methods?
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. They are automatically deducted from your designated company account.
Security & privacy
Will my data be protected?
Protecting your information, and making it clear how we collect, use, exchange and protect your information, is vital and an integral 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 personal, sensitive as well as financial data. Our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our dedication to customer security and security. We use an advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your 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 a business owner uses an asset they own to obtain the loan. The asset can be either 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, not just the banks with the biggest size, prefer to guarantee loans against an asset. If you’re having trouble paying back the loan then your asset may be transferred to the lender. In essence it’s an opportunity to secure new financing by making use of the value of what you already own.
Are I require security for a company loan?
For loans of up to $150,000, there is no requirement for asset security prior to the loan’s access, however we do require an individual guarantee. If you adhere to the loan terms (as detailed in your loan contract) Asset security will never be required. For loans that exceed $150,000, typically, you will need personal guarantee and security in the form of a charge over assets.