FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
About The Sunnynook Small Business Loans
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Sunnynook unsecured loans provides amounts between $5,000 and $100,000. Terms range from 3 and 24 months, cash flow-friendly repayments that are either daily or weekly.
What makes the Unsecured Loan different from the traditional business loan?
Apply to get your Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes by phone. You will receive an immediate response, and the funds could be in your account in 24 hours. Traditional business loans reference an annual rate of interest plus other fees and charges. Our company loan is a cash-based loan therefore you’ll know ahead of time the total amount due, which includes the interest, fees and charges. This is then divided into weekly or daily repayment figure.
What can you use the Small Business Loan be used for?
The Small Business Loan can be used for almost any company purpose including the management of cash flow, company remodels and marketing to purchase inventory, new equipment, as general working capital, and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal use.
About Larger Sunnynook Business Loans
What is the Larger Sunnynook Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger size of loan that can be used to fund business expansion opportunities. The loan ranges from $100,000 to $500,000 with a term fixed that can last up to 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly depending on you cashflow.
How’s the Origination Fee calculated?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee, which is calculated at 2.5 percentage of the amount of the loan.
Can I get the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a credit in this amount the company needs to be operating for at least three years and generate an annual revenue of $700K. Your company must belong to a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) who is over the age of 18 and have a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able demonstrate at minimum 12 months of business.
How can the funds be used for?
A large company loan can be used to fund almost any business use, including company renovations, to purchase equipment or inventory or as general working capital and so much more. The loan cannot be used for personal reasons.
Is the Larger Business Loan a secured loan?
Asset security is needed to obtain funding above $150,000. It is usually by way of charge on assets, which could also include the registration of this in the PPSR or filing as a caveat.
A personal or director’s guarantee is a promise to repay credit that is general in nature rather than stipulating security over an asset. The person signing the guarantee is personally liable in the event that the business creditor is unable 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 which are registered with respect to personal property (including objects or assets). The PPSR gives prioritisation over property that is personal to be assigned depending on the date that a security interest has been registered.
Caveats are legal document that is filed to offer an official notice of a claim to property.
What is a pre-approval that does not require Credit Check?
When you’re applying for the Larger Business Loan of $250K or more we may be able to provide an initial pre-approval in order to ease the process. It is possible to apply for this without a credit check, and within 6 hours of the initial application. The pre-approval process is based on an initial assessment, which involves answering a couple of financial health questions. It is in no way an offer, nor is it a guarantee of financing. Acceptance without condition is subject to an exhaustive credit evaluation, and any offer that you are offered could be on different conditions.
The application process
Do I qualify for funds?
You can apply for an company loan if you
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are 18 years or older, have 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 trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K up to $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is simple and simple. Simply complete the online form within a few minutes and an experienced company loan specialist will contact you to guide you through the process.
To apply for up $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 to $250K: Application requirements, including credit consent, 6-12 months of bank statements, IRD statement (if credit is over $150K).
$250K-$500K: Details of the application, including credit consent as well as 12 months bank statement, an IRD statement as well as the two most recent years’ financial statements, and interim financial statements for the current year including Aged Payables, Aged Receivables summary.
How soon will I hear a decision?
For an unsecured loan ($5K up to $100,000) we usually offer an answer within one hour if you make your application during standard company time and permit us to make use of the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you decide to submit copies of your bank statements , we are able to offer an answer in as little as one company day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K up to $500,000) we could be likely to provide you with a conditional pre-approval in around six hours. After you’ve signed your pre-approval, turnaround times are between 2 and 3 days for the final approval. However, this can be quicker based on the particular circumstances of each application. Some deals have been approved within 24 hours.
The most efficient method would be to ensure you apply during normal business hours. You can also allow us to use our modern bank verification to verify your bank information online. If you opt to upload documents from your account accounts, it will take a little longer.
How quickly will I receive the cash?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K to $100K) We can usually offer an answer within an hour – as long as you make your application during normal business time and permit us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank’s information online. If you opt to submit copies of your bank statements, we are able to provide the decision in as little as the span of one business day.
For Larger Business Loans ($100K or more) we could be likely to offer you with a conditional pre-approval within 6 hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval document, you will require to wait between 2 and 3 days for the final approval. However, it could be faster based on the circumstances of each application. Some deals have been approved in 24 hours.
The quickest method would be to ensure you apply during standard business hours, and permit us to use the modern bank verification to instantly verify your bank information online. If you decide to upload duplicates of your banking statement, it can take a bit longer.
What is the maximum amount I can borrow?
We offer loan amounts between $5,000 to $500,000. When you submit an application for a particular amount, we take into consideration a range of variables in order to assess what is the health for your business and the extent of repayments your company can support. The amount you receive from your loan will be contingent on the specifics for your company.
If you apply for a set amount, we take into consideration a variety of aspects to determine the health for your business and the extent of payments your company can support. The total amount of your loan will be determined by the particular circumstances of your business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for a company loan?
If you decide to make an application for business loans with us business credit, we’ll assess the risk assessment the business and offer you with a customised offer that includes loan amount, term and interest rates. The company loan is an upfront priced loan so you will be aware in advance of the total amount you will have to pay, including interest rates, fees or charges.
What is the basis for the rate I will be charged?
Interest rates for company loans rates vary due to factors such as the amount that is borrowed, what company assets the funds are used to purchase in addition to the industry that the company is in, how long the company has been in operation for, what percentage of the business has enough cash flow to support the loan, and overall well-being as well as creditworthiness company.
What are the costs?
There are no hidden costs for our business loans. You’ll know precisely what it is that you be required to pay, and when, from the first day. There’s not any compounding interest and no additional fees (as long as you make your payments in time).
We do not charge an application fee. You are able to request a credit loan with without any upfront costs or obligation to proceed.
The Origination Fee includes the expenses associated in establishing and managing the loan. This is only a fee if you decide to take the loan. The Origination Fee for us is 2.5% of the amount of loan.
Can I pay off the loan earlier?
You can repay the entire amount of the loan in full at any time.
If you decide to do this please talk to one of our helpful business loan professionals. The professionals will provide you with details for repayment and an early payout figure. This is calculated as the sum of the principal remaining and any accrued interest at the time of the early payout in addition to 1.5% of the remaining principal plus any outstanding fees.
How do you make repayments work?
To make sure that you don’t miss due dates and also to be in line your cash flow cycle we provide repayments either weekly or daily. These are automatically deducted from the nominated company account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be secure?
Security of your data, and being transparent about how we collect, use, exchange and secure your information, is crucial and an integral part of our relationship you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We use industry recognised encryption standards to secure your personal, sensitive as well as financial data. Our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our dedication to the security of our customers as well as their security. We employ a highly sophisticated banking verification system to instantly confirm your bank account information online, allowing us to offer quick responses.
About business loans
What’s an asset-based borrow (a secured loan)?
An asset-based loan is when a business owner makes use of the assets they have to get the funds for a loan. The asset can be either an individual property, such as the family home or an business asset such as a truck as well as a piece of machine.
The vast majority of lenders, even the banks with the biggest size, prefer to guarantee loans against assets. If you’re having trouble paying back the loan then the asset could be transferred to the lender. In essence, it is the process of securing additional financing taking advantage of the value of what you already have.
Are I need security to secure a business loan?
For loans that exceed $150,000, no asset security is required before you can access the money however, we require a personal guarantee. require the personal guarantee. If you adhere to your loan obligations (as specified in the loan contract) Asset security is not required. For loans of over $150K generally, you are able to get the option of a personal ensure and security in the form of charges on assets.