FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
About The Ngaio Small Business Loans
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Ngaio unsecured loans provides the range of $5,000 to $100,000, with terms ranging from 3 and 24 months. They also offer cash flow-friendly repayments that are either daily or weekly.
What is this Unsecured Loan different from a traditional company loan?
You can apply for the Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes via the internet or on the phone. You’ll receive an immediate response, and have the funds in your account within 24 hours. Traditional company loans refer to an annual rate of interest along with other charges and fees. This company loan is a cash-based loan which means you know ahead of time the total amount due, which includes the interest, fees and charges. Then, it is broken down into either a daily or weekly installment amount.
What can the Small Business Loan be used for?
The Small Business Loan can be used to fulfill almost any company need, such as cash flow management, company remodeling, marketing to purchase inventory or new equipment, for general working capital and so much more. The loan cannot be used for personal purposes.
About Larger Ngaio Business Loans
What is the Larger Ngaio Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger size of loan that can be used to fund business expansion opportunities. Loans range from $100,000 to $500,000 over a fixed term with a maximum of 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly depending on the flow of cash.
How’s the Origination Fee determined?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee that is calculated at 2.5 percent of the loan amount.
Can I get the Larger Business Loan?
To qualify for a loan that is this large the company needs to have been operating for at least three years, and have an annual income of $700K. You must be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) over 18 years, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able of proving at least 12 months of trading.
What can the funding be used for?
A larger company loan can be used for almost any company reason, such as business remodeling, buying inventory or new equipment or as general working capital, and much more. The loan cannot be used to fund personal expenses.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that requires security?
Asset security is needed for accessing funds over $150,000. This can be done by way of charge over assets, and could include registration in the PPSR or registering as a caveat.
A director’s or personal guarantee is a promise to pay back a loan that is generally based rather than stating the security of a specific asset. The person who signs the guarantee is personally liable if 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 lists security interests that are granted to individuals who own personal property (including objects or assets). The PPSR gives priority over personal property to be assigned according to the date the security interest has been registered.
A caveat is a legal document lodged to offer the legal claim against a property.
What is a pre-approval that does not require Credit Check?
When you’re applying for a Larger Business Loan of $250K or more it is possible to 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 your initial application. This pre-approval is made based on an initial assessment that includes the answer to a series of financial health checks. It’s not an offer of credit or guarantee of finance. The approval of a conditional loan is subject to an extensive credit evaluation and any offer that you receive could be subject to different conditions.
The application process
Do I qualify for funds?
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 company (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- must show at least six months worth of trade (for for the unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or three years of trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K to $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is quick and easy. Just complete the online application within a couple minutes, and an experienced company lending specialist will call you to guide you.
For a loan of up to $100,000, you’ll need proof of identity (valid Driver’s Licence), a valid NZBN/IRD as well as at least 6 months’ worth of bank statements.
In addition, for larger loan sizes, you’ll need:
$100K – $250K: Application details including credit consent, 6 – 12 months of IRD statements, bank statements (if credit is over $150K).
$250K – $500K: Details of the application, including credit consent and 12 months bank statement, an IRD statement, last 2 years finalised financial statements, as well as interim financial statements for the current year including Aged Payables, Aged Receivables Summary.
What speed will I be able to get an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K and up) we can often provide an answer within an hour, provided you apply during standard business times and you allow us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank details online. If you choose to upload copies of your bank statements we can provide an answer in as little as 1 company day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K or more) we might be capable of offer you with pre-approval conditional to your application in about six hours. After you’ve signed your pre-approval document, you will require to wait around 2-3 days for final approval. However, this may be quicker depending on the specifics of each application. Some deals have been approved within the space of 24 hours.
The quickest method is to make sure you apply during standard company hours. Also, allow us to use the modern bank verification link to verify your bank account information online. If you opt to upload duplicates of your banking statement, it will take a little longer.
How quickly will I receive the funds?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often offer an answer within an hour, provided you submit your request at standard business hours and permit us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank information online. If you decide to send us copies of your bank statements we can provide an answer in just 1 business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K to $500K) we might be capable of provide the conditional pre-approval within about six hours. Once you’ve signed your pre-approval, the turnaround time is about 2-3 days for final approval, however this may be quicker depending on the circumstances of each application. Certain agreements have been approved in 24 hours.
The most effective method is to ensure you apply during standard business hours and permit us to use the modern bank verification link to instantly verify your bank information online. If you choose to send us duplicates of your banking statements it can take a bit longer.
What is the maximum amount I can borrow?
We offer loans that range from $5,000 to $500,000. When you make an application for a specific amount we look at a variety of aspects that determine your health of the business as well as the amount of repayments your business can support. The total amount of your loan will be contingent on the specifics that are unique to your business.
If you apply for a certain amount, we will consider a number of elements to determine the health for your company and the amount of the repayments your company can afford. The total amount of your loan will be contingent on the specific circumstances the company.
Fees & repayments
How much do you charge for an company loan?
If you decide to make an application for our company financing, we will assess the risk assessment of your company and provide an individualised offer that includes loan amount, term and interest rates. It is a company loan is an upfront priced loan therefore you will know the exact amount due, which includes any charges, interest rates or fees.
What determines the rate that I will be charged?
Interest rates for business loans rates differ based on various factors like the amount of money borrowed, what company assets the money will be used for, the industry the business is in, how long the business has been running as well as what percentage of the company has enough cash flow to pay for the loan, and also the general well-being or financial standing of the business.
What are the cost?
There are no hidden costs for our company loans. You’ll know exactly how much you’ll need to pay and when, starting from the very first day. There’s no compounding interest and the loan comes with no additional fees (as long as you make your payments punctually).
We don’t charge an Application Fee. You can request a credit loan with with no upfront cost or obligation to proceed.
The Origination Fee covers the expenses involved 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 earlier?
You may choose to pay back all of your advance loan at any time.
If you choose to pursue this option, please speak to our friendly company credit specialists. They’ll offer you with repayment details along with an early payout estimate. The figure will be calculated as the total of the principal remaining and any accrued interest at the time of the early payout and 1.5% of the principal amount remaining plus any outstanding fees.
How do repayments work?
To ensure that you don’t miss payment dates and to align your cash flow cycle we offer repayments either daily or weekly. They are automatically deducted from your business account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be secure?
Making sure that your information is secure, and being upfront about the ways we gather data, process, exchange and secure your information, is of huge importance and an integral part of our relationship with you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We employ industry-recognised encryption standards to secure your personal, sensitive financial and other data. Our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our commitment to the security of our customers as well as their privacy. We make use of an advanced bank verification system link to immediately verify your bank account information online to provide rapid response.
About business loans
What is asset-based borrowing (a secured loan)?
The term “asset-based” refers to borrowing where the business owner borrows from an asset they own to obtain the loan. The asset may be a personal asset like the family home, or it could be a company property like a truck or piece or equipment.
The majority of the lenders including the big banks, tend to secure loans against an asset. If you’re having trouble paying back the loan then the asset might be taken over by the lender. In essence it is an opportunity to secure new financing making use of the value of what you already own.
Should I need security for an business loan?
For loans that exceed $150,000, it is not necessary to secure assets before you can access the money, however we require a personal guarantee. need the personal guarantee. In the event that you fulfill the loan terms (as specified in the loan contract) the security of assets will never be required. For loans that exceed $150K, generally there is personal guarantee and security that is in the form an asset charge.