FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
Information About The Taita Small Business Loans
Tell me more about Taita Small Business Loans
Taita unsecured loans provides the range of $5,000 to $100,000 with terms between 3 and 24 months, cash flow-friendly repayments that are either per day or weekly.
How is what makes the Unsecured Loan different from a traditional business loan?
It is imaginable to apply to get the Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes on the internet or by phone. You will receive a same day response and the funds could be in your account in 24 hours. Traditional company loans have an interest rate per annum along with other charges and fees. We offer a business loan is a cash-based loan therefore you’ll be aware of the amount you will have to pay, including any fees, interest or charges. This is then broken down into either a daily or weekly amount to be paid back.
What can the Small Business Loan be used for?
The Small Business Loan can be used for nearly every company use, including managing cash flows, business improvements, advertising to purchase inventory or new equipment, to fund general working capital and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal reasons.
About Larger Taita Business Loans
What is the Larger Taita 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 for a fixed period of for up to 36 months. The repayments are made weekly or fortnightly depending on your cash flow.
How’s the Origination Fee calculated?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee that is determined at 2.5% of the amount of the loan.
Am I eligible for the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a credit in this amount, your business needs to be operating for a minimum of 3 years and have an annual turnover of $700,000. It is necessary to be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) over 18 years and have a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able of proving at minimum 12 months of business.
How can the funding be utilised?
A large business loan is a great option for almost any business purpose including company improvements, purchasing equipment or inventory for 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 required for funding of more than $150,000. It is usually in the form of a charge over assets, and may include the registration of this through the PPSR or making a caveat.
A personal or director’s guarantee is a commitment to repay credit that is general in nature, rather than defining the security for a particular asset. The person who signs the guarantee is personally liable in the event that the business borrower is unable to repay the debt.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an online central register run by the New Zealand Government. It records security interests that have been that are registered for personal property (including items or assets). The PPSR allows preference over private property assigned according to the date the security interest was registered.
The caveat can be described as a formal document lodged to provide the public notice of a legal claim on a property.
What is a pre-approval that does not require Credit Check?
When you’re applying for larger company loans of more than $250K we may be able to provide an initial pre-approval in order to make the process. It is possible to apply for this without a credit check, and within six hours of your initial application. The pre-approval is based upon a preliminary assessment which includes you answering a few financial health questions. It is in no way an offer, nor is it a guarantee of financing. Acceptance without condition is subject to a full credit assessment and any offer that you receive could have 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 business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- must show at least six months of trading (for you to qualify for unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or three years of trade (for the Larger Business Loan $100K or $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 contact you to assist you.
To apply for up $100,000 you’ll need identification details (valid Driver’s License) along with an active NZBN/IRD, and at least 6 months’ worth of bank statements.
Otherwise, for larger loan sizes, you’ll also need:
$100K to $250K: Application details including credit consent, 6 – 12 months of IRD statements, bank statements (if you have a loan of more than $150K).
$250K-$500K: Details of the application, including credit consent as well as 12 month bank accounts, the IRD statements as well as the two most recent years’ financial statements, plus interim financials for the current financial year such as age-related payables and aged Receivables Summary.
How soon will I hear a decision?
For an unsecured loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often provide an answer within one hour if you apply within quality company time and allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you opt to upload copies of your bank statements we can provide an answer in just 1 company day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K or more) we may be able to offer the conditional pre-approval within six hours. After you’ve signed your pre-approval document, you will require to wait between 2 and 3 days for the final approval. However, this could be shorter based upon the circumstances for each application. Some transactions have received approval within 24 hours.
The fastest way would be to make sure you apply during normal business hours, and permit us to use the advance bank verification to verify your bank account information online. If you choose to send us the copies of bank statements , it will take a little longer.
What is the time frame to receive the cash?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K up to $100,000) We can usually provide an answer in just one hour – provided you apply in normal business times and permit us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank details online. If you decide to upload copies of your bank statement, we’ll provide a decision within one business day.
For Larger Business Loans ($100K and up) we could be in a position to provide you with a conditional pre-approval within six hours. Once you’ve signed your pre-approval, the turnaround time is around 2-3 days for final approval, however this can be faster depending on the specifics of each application. Some agreements have been approved within the space of 24 hours.
The quickest method would be to make sure you apply during standard business hours and let us use the sophisticated bank verification link to verify your bank information online. If you opt to send us documents from your account statements it may take a bit longer.
What is the maximum amount I can borrow?
We offer loans that range from $5,000 and $500,000. If you apply for a particular amount, we take into consideration a range of aspects that determine how much we can lend you well-being of the business and the level of repayments that your business can support. The amount you receive from your loan will depend on the particular circumstances for your business.
When you apply for a specific amount we will consider a number of aspects to assess the health that is your business and the level of repayments your business can support. The amount you receive from your loan will be contingent on the specifics that are unique to your business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for a business loan?
When you make an application for business loans with us business loan, we will assess the risk profile that you have for your company and offer an individualised offer including loan amount, term and interest rates. This company loan is an upfront-priced loan therefore you will know the exact amount payable including any charges, interest rates or fees.
What is the basis for the rate I’m charged?
Business loan interest rates vary due to factors such as the amount that is of money borrowed, the business assets the money are used to purchase, the industry the business is operating in, how long the business is in operation for, whether the company has sufficient cash flow to support the loan, and also the general health and creditworthiness of the business.
What are the charges?
There are no hidden costs with our business loans, and you’ll know precisely what 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 on time).
We do not charge an application fee. You are able to get a cash loan with with no upfront cost or the obligation to take action.
The Origination Fee covers the costs associated with the setting up and management of the loan. The only way to pay this fee if you choose to proceed with the loan. The Origination Fee for us is 2.5 percentage of the amount of loan.
Do I have the option of paying off the loan earlier?
You can repay the entire amount of the loan at any point in time.
If you do decide to pursue this option, please talk to one of our helpful business loan experts. They’ll provide you with details on repayment and an early payout figure. It will be calculated using the sum of the principal remaining and accrued interest to the time of early payout in addition to 1.5% of the remaining principal and any outstanding fees.
What are the repayment methods?
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 the nominated company account.
Security & privacy
Will my data be protected?
The security of your personal information, as well as making it clear the ways we gather the information we collect, use, share and safeguard your data, is of paramount importance and is a crucial element 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 financial and other data. Our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our dedication to customer security and security. We employ an exceptionally sophisticated bank verification system link to instantly verify the bank account details online to provide quick responses.
About business loans
What is asset-based borrowing (a secured loan)?
Asset-based borrowing is when an business owner makes use of assets they own to obtain the loan. The asset may be an individual asset, such as the family home or a business asset such as a vehicle or piece or equipment.
The majority of the lenders even the banks with the biggest size, prefer to secure loans against an asset. If you have trouble paying back the loan, the asset might be transferred to the lender. In essence it is an opportunity to secure new financing by using the value of what you already own.
Should I need security for an business loan?
For loans that exceed $150,000, the requirement for asset security is not required before you are able to access the money However, we do need a personal guarantee. In the event that you fulfill the loan terms (as specified in the loan contract), asset security will never be required. If you take out loans in excess of $150K generally, you are able to get personal ensure and security that is in the form an asset charge.