FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
More about the Pahurehure Small Business Loans
Tell me about the Pahurehure Small Business Loans
Pahurehure unsecured loans provides amounts between $5,000 and $100,000. Terms range from 3 and 24 months, cash flow friendly repayments, which are either daily or weekly.
How is the Unsecured Loan different from an traditional business loan?
Apply to the Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes on the internet or over the phone, receive a same day response and the money could be in your account in 24 hours. Traditional business loans are based on an annual interest rate along with other charges and fees. This business loan is a loan that is priced upfront which means you be aware in advance of the total amount payable including the interest, fees and charges. Then, it is broken down into either weekly or daily installment amount.
What can the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used for virtually every business purpose including cash flow management, business improvements, advertising, to purchase inventory or new equipment, or as general working capital and so much more. The loan is not available for personal reasons.
About Larger Pahurehure Business Loans
What is the Larger Pahurehure Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger size loan to aid in business growth opportunities. Loans range from $100,000 to $500,000 for a fixed period of that can last up to 36 months. Repayments are scheduled weekly or fortnightly to work with the flow of cash.
How is the Origination Fee determined?
The Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee, which is determined at 2.5 percent of the loan amount.
Am I eligible for the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a credit of this size the company needs to be in operation for at least 3 years and have an annual turnover of $700,000. Your business must belong to a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) with a minimum age of 18 years old, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able to demonstrate at least 12 months of trading.
How can the funding be utilised?
A Larger Business Loan can be used for nearly all business use, including company improvements, purchasing inventory or new equipment, as general working capital, and much more. The loan is not available to fund personal expenses.
Is the Larger Business Loan a secured loan?
Asset security is needed to access funding over $150,000. This is as a result of an charge on assets, which could also include registration in the PPSR or the registration of as a caveat.
A personal or director’s guarantee is a promise to repay a loan which is general in nature, rather than stipulating security over a particular asset. The person signing the guarantee is personally responsible if the company the borrower fails to make the repayment.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an online central register operated by the New Zealand Government. It lists security interests that are registered in respect of personal property (including goods or assets). The PPSR permits prioritisation over property that is personal to be assigned according to the date the security interest has been registered.
The caveat can be described as a formal document lodged to provide the legal claim against a property.
What is a pre-approval that does not require Credit Check?
If you’re seeking a Larger Business Loan that exceeds $250,000 it’s possible to offer an initial pre-approval that will help make the process. We may be able to apply for this without credit checks and within 6 hours of your initial application. This pre-approval is made based on an initial evaluation that involves the answer to a series of financial health questions. This is in no way an offer, nor is it a guarantee of funds. A conditional approval is subject an extensive credit evaluation and any offer you might receive could have different conditions.
The application process
Can I be eligible for funding?
You may be eligible for an business loan if you;
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are over the age of 18 and own a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- can demonstrate at least 6 months of trading (for a unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or three years of trade (for the Larger Business Loan $100K - $500K)
How do I apply?
The process for applying is fast and easy. Just fill out the online application in just a few minutes, and a dedicated business lending specialist will be in touch to assist you.
To apply for up $100,000 you’ll require the right identification documents (valid Driver’s License) and an NZBN/IRD that is valid and at least six 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 bank statements, IRD statement (if you have a loan of more than $150K).
$250K-$500K: Information on the application including credit consent twelve months bank statement, an IRD statements Last 2 years’ finalised financial statements, plus interim financials from the current financial year, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables summaries.
What speed will I be able to get a decision?
For an unsecured loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often offer an answer within an hour – as long as you submit your request during quality company hours and permit us to utilise the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank’s information online. If you opt to upload copies of your bank statements , we are able to provide the decision in as little as one business day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K up to $500,000) we may be likely to offer the conditional pre-approval within 6 hours. After you’ve signed the pre-approval, the turnaround time is about 2-3 days for final approval. However, this could be shorter based on the particular circumstances of each application. Some transactions have received approval in less than 24 hours.
The quickest way to apply for you to apply is make sure you apply during normal business hours and allow us to use our advance bank verification link to verify your bank account information online. If you decide to upload duplicates of your banking statements , it takes a bit longer.
How fast will I get the money?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K or more) we typically offer a response in one hour – provided you make your application in standard business times and allow us to use the advanced bank verification system link to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you want to send us copies of your bank statements, we will be able to provide an answer within an business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K and up) we may be likely to provide the conditional pre-approval within about six hours. After you’ve signed the pre-approval form, it will take approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval. However, this could be shorter based on the circumstances of each application. Certain deals have been approved within just 24 hours.
The quickest method would be to make sure you apply during standard business hours, and permit us to use the advance bank verification link to confirm your bank details online. If you send us documents from your account statements, it can take a bit longer.
How much can I borrow?
We offer the loan amount between $5,000 and $500,000. When you submit an application for a specific amount we will consider a number of variables in order to assess what is the well-being for your company and the extent of payments your business can afford. The total amount of your loan will depend on the specific circumstances of your company.
When you apply for a particular amount, we take into consideration a variety of factors to assess the well-being for your business and the extent of repayments that your business can afford. The total amount of your loan will be determined by the specifics that are unique to your business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for the cost of a business loan?
When you make an application for our company financing, we will assess the risk profile for your company and offer you with a customised offer, including the loan amount, the terms and interest rates. A company loan is a loan that is priced upfront therefore you will be aware of the total amount to be paid, including any costs, fees, or interest rates.
What determines the rate that I pay?
Interest rates for company loans rates depend on several variables like the amount to be of money borrowed, the business assets the funds are used to purchase and the sector the company is operating in, how long the business has been operating and whether the business has enough cash flow to cover the loan, and also the overall health or financial standing of the business.
What are the charges?
There are no hidden fees for our business loans. You’ll know precisely how much you’ll be required to pay and at what time, from the first day. There’s no compounding interest, and the loan comes with no additional fees (as as long as you pay your payments in time).
We don’t charge an application fee. You can request a credit loan with absolutely no upfront cost and no commitment to apply.
The Origination Fee covers the expenses involved with setting up and managing the loan. This is only a fee if you decide to take the loan. Our Origination Fee is 2.5 percent of the loan amount.
Can I pay off the loan early?
You can choose to repay the entire amount of the loan in full at any time.
If you choose to take this route, please talk to one of our helpful company credit professionals. We will offer you with repayment details and an early payout figure. This is calculated as the sum of the principal remaining and any accrued interest at the date of early payout in addition to 1.5 percent of the principal remaining and any outstanding fees.
What are the repayment methods?
To make sure you do not miss payment dates and to align with your cash flow standard, we offer repayments either weekly or daily. These are automatically deducted from your nominated business account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be secure?
Protecting your information, and knowing how we collect, use, 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 utilise industry-recognised encryption techniques to protect your sensitive, personal and financial data and our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our dedication to security for our customers and privacy. We employ a highly sophisticated bank verification system to immediately verify the bank account details online to provide a fast response.
About business loans
What’s an asset-based borrow (a secured loan)?
Asset-based borrowing occurs when a business owner utilises the assets they have to make the funds for a loan. The asset can be either a personal asset like the family home or it could be a business asset such as a truck or piece of equipment.
The majority of lenders, not just the major banks, prefer to make loans secured by assets. If you’re having trouble paying back the loan, your asset may be sold by the lender. In essence it’s an opportunity to secure new financing making use of the value of what you already own.
Should I need security to get an business loan?
For loans of up to $150K, the requirement for asset security is not required upfront to access the money however, we do require the personal guarantee. As long as you follow your loan commitments (as detailed in your loan contract), asset security is not required. For loans of over $150,000 typically, you will need the option of a personal ensure and security that is in the form charges on assets.