FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
About The Ranui Small Business Loans
Tell me how you are able to avail the Ranui Small Business Loans
Ranui 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 the traditional company loan?
You can apply to get your Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes via the internet or on the phone. You’ll receive an answer within the same day and have the funds in your account within 24 hours. Traditional business loans reference an annual rate of interest along with other charges and fees. We offer a company loan is a cash-based loan so you will be aware of the amount you will have to pay, including any fees, interest or charges. This is then broken down into a daily or weekly amount to be paid back.
What can be the Small Business Loan be used for?
It is a Small Business Loan can be used to fulfill almost every business use, including managing cash flows, company renovations, marketing to purchase inventory or new equipment, to fund general working capital and so much more. The loan is not available to fund personal expenses.
Concerning Larger Ranui Business Loans
What is the Larger Ranui Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger amount of loan to help business expansion opportunities. Loans range from $100,000 to $500,000 over a fixed term up to 36 months. The repayments are made weekly or fortnightly to work with the flow of cash.
How’s the Origination Fee calculated?
The Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee that is calculated at 2.5 percent of the loan amount.
Am I eligible for the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a credit that is this large the business needs to be operating for a minimum of 3 years and have an annual turnover of $700,000. The applicant must also be 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 to demonstrate at minimum 12 months of business.
How can the funds be utilised?
A larger business loan is a great option for almost any business reason, such as company remodeling, buying new equipment or inventory, as general working capital, and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal use.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that requires security?
Asset security is necessary for funding of more than $150,000. It’s by way of charge over assets, and could be registered through the PPSR or the registration of as a caveat.
A personal or director’s guarantee is a commitment to pay back a loan that is generally based rather than specifying the security of a specific asset. The person who signs the guarantee is personally liable in the event that the company lender is not able to repay 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 registered in respect of personal property (including goods or assets). The PPSR grants prioritisation over property that is personal to be assigned depending on the date that a security interest that is registered.
A caveat is a legal form of document to provide the legal claim to property.
What is a pre-approval minus Credit Check?
If you’re applying for the Larger Business Loan that is greater than $250K we can offer an initial pre-approval in order to simplify the process. We could be able to get this done without a credit verification and within 6 hours of your initial application. The pre-approval process is based on an initial assessment, which involves answering a couple of financial health checks. This is in no way an offer, nor is it a guarantee of funds. A conditional approval is subject a full credit assessment and any offer that you may receive may have different terms.
The application process
Do I qualify for funds?
You can apply 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 business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- can demonstrate at least 6 months’ worth of transactions (for the unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or three years of trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K or $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is quick and simple. Just fill out the online application within a few minutes and a dedicated company lending specialist will be in touch to help you.
To be eligible for up to $100,000 you’ll require identification details (valid Driver’s Licence) and a valid NZBN/IRD and at least six months worth of bank statements.
In addition, for larger loan sizes, you’ll need:
$100K to $250K: Details of application, including credit approval, 6-12 months of bank statements, IRD statement (if credit is over $150K).
$250K – $500K: Application details including credit consent and 12 months of bank statements, IRD statement as well as the two most recent years’ financial statements, in addition to interim current financial year financials as well as Aged Payables and Receivables reports.
How soon will I hear an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K up to $100,000) We can usually provide a response in one hour – as long as you apply in standard business hours and you allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system link to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you decide to upload copies of your banking statement, we’ll offer an answer in as little as an company day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K to $500K) we might be able to provide the conditional pre-approval within six hours. Once you have signed the pre-approval, the turnaround time is about 2-3 days for final approval, however it could be faster based on the circumstances of each application. Certain deals have been approved in just 24 hours.
The most effective method can be ensure you apply during standard company hours, and allow us to use our advance bank verification to verify your bank account information online. If you decide to upload the copies of bank statement, it can take a bit longer.
What is the time frame to receive the cash?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K and up) we typically offer an answer within one hour if you make your application at standard business time and permit us to use the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you decide to send us copies of your bank statements we can provide the decision in as little as the span of one business day.
For the Larger Business Loans ($100K or more) we could be able to provide the conditional pre-approval within six hours. Once you have signed the pre-approval document, you will require to wait about 2-3 days for final approval, however this could be shorter based on the particular circumstances of each application. Certain deals have been approved within the space of 24 hours.
The fastest way can be ensure you apply during normal business hours, and permit us to use the sophisticated bank verification link to instantly check your bank’s information online. If you decide to send us documents from your account accounts, it takes a bit longer.
How much can I borrow?
We offer the loan amount between $5,000 to $500,000. If you apply for a particular amount, we consider a variety of factors for determining how much we can lend you well-being of the company and the amount of repayments your business can support. The total amount of the loan will be determined by the particular circumstances the company.
If you apply for a certain amount, we will consider a number of aspects to assess the health of the business as well as the amount of repayments your business will be able to support. The amount you receive from your loan will be determined by the particular circumstances of your business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for an company loan?
When you request our company credit, we will assess the risk assessment the business and provide you with a customised proposal that includes the amount of the loan, the duration and interest rates. The company loan is an upfront cost loan so you will be aware of the total amount payable including any charges or interest.
What is the factor that determines the price I pay?
Interest rates for business loans rates depend on several variables like the amount to be that is borrowed, what company assets the money are used to purchase as well as the field the business operates in, how long the company has been in operation and in the event that the company has sufficient cash flow to fund the loan, and overall health or financial standing of the company.
What are the cost?
There are no hidden fees for our business loans, and you’ll know precisely how much you’ll be required to pay and when, from the day you sign up. There’s no compounding and the loan comes with no additional fees (as as you make your payments in time).
We do not charge an Application Fee. You can make an application for loans 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. The only way to pay this fee if you proceed with the loan. The Origination Fee for us is 2.5% of the amount of the loan.
Do I have the option of paying off the loan earlier?
You may choose to pay back the entire amount of your advance loan at any time.
If you choose to do this please talk to one of our helpful business loan professionals. They’ll offer you with details for repayment and an early payout figure. The figure will be calculated as the total of the principal remaining and any accrued interest at the date of early payout, plus 1.5 percent of the remaining principal as well as any outstanding fees.
How do you make repayments work?
To ensure that you don’t miss payments and to work your cash flow schedule, we offer repayments that are either daily or weekly. They will be automatically deducted from your nominated company account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be secure?
Security of your data, and being clear about the ways we gather data, process, exchange and ensure the security of your information is vital and a vital part of our relationship you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We employ industry-recognised encryption standards to protect your sensitive, personal as well as financial data. Our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our commitment to customer security and security. We use an advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank account information online to offer quick responses.
About business loans
What’s an asset-based borrow (a secured loan)?
The term “asset-based” refers to borrowing where an company owner utilises assets they own to make the loan. The asset could be an individual property, such as the family home or a business asset such as a truck or piece or equipment.
The vast majority of the lenders even the major banks, prefer to guarantee loans against an asset. If you are having difficulty paying back the loan, the asset might be taken over by the lender. In essence, it is an opportunity to secure new funding taking advantage of the value of what you already own.
Should I need security to get a business loan?
For loans up to $150K there is no requirement for asset security before you are able to access the money however, we require a personal guarantee. need an individual guarantee. So long as you comply with your loan commitments (as stated in your loan contract document) Asset security will never be needed. If you take out loans in excess of $150K generally, there is the option of a personal guarantee and security is provided in the form of an asset charge.