FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
More about the Takapuna Small Business Loans
Let me know about the Takapuna Small Business Loans
Takapuna unsecured loans offers amounts between $5,000 and $100,000 with terms between 3 and 24 months and cash flow-friendly repayments which can be made daily or weekly.
How is how is the Unsecured Loan different from the traditional company loan?
Apply for the Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes via the internet or on the phone. You’ll receive an instant response and the money could be in your account in 24 hours. Traditional company loans have an annual interest rate together with additional fees and charges. Our company loan is a pre-paid loan and you’ll be aware in advance of the total amount due, which includes any fees, charges or charges. This is then divided into weekly or daily amount to be paid back.
What can you use the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used to fulfill almost every business purpose including managing cash flows, business remodels and marketing to purchase inventory, new equipment, or as general working capital, and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal use.
About Larger Takapuna Business Loans
What is the Larger Takapuna Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger loan size to support company growth opportunities. Loans are between $100,000 and $500,000 over a fixed term that can last up to 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly depending on the flow of cash.
How’s the Origination Fee calculated?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee which is determined at 2.5 percent of the amount of the loan.
Am I eligible for the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a loan of this size, your company needs to be operating for at least three years and generate an annual revenue of $700,000. It is necessary to be 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 prove at minimum 12 months of continuous trading.
What can I use the funding for?
A large company loan can be used for nearly every business use, including company improvements, purchasing new equipment or inventory for general working capital and so much more. The loan is not available 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 as a result of an charge over assets, and may include the registration of this on the PPSR or filing a caveat.
A personal or director’s guarantee is a guarantee to pay off a credit line that is generally in nature rather than stipulating the security for a particular asset. The person signing the ensure is personally responsible if the business lender is not able to pay back the debt.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an online, central register operated by the New Zealand Government. It records security interests that have been which are registered with respect to personal property (including objects or assets). The PPSR allows prioritisation over property that is personal to be assigned in accordance with the date on which a security interest that is registered.
The caveat can be described as a formal document lodged to offer the legal claim to property.
What is a pre-approval without Credit Check?
When you’re applying for an enterprise loan of more than $250,000 we may be able to provide an initial pre-approval to smooth out the process. We might be able to do this without a credit check and within 6 hours of your initial application. The pre-approval process is based on an initial assessment that includes the answer to a series of financial health checks. It is not an offer or guarantee of finance. A conditional approval is subject an exhaustive credit evaluation, and any offer you receive could be on different conditions.
The application process
Do I qualify for funds?
You may apply for an business loan if you:
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are at least 18 years old, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- can demonstrate at least 6 months of business (for the unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or 3 years of continuous trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K - $500K)
How do I apply?
The process for applying is fast and simple. Complete the online form in few minutes and a dedicated business credit specialist will contact you to guide you through the process.
To be eligible for up to $100,000, you’ll need proof of identity (valid Driver’s Licence) as well as a valid NZBN/IRD and at least 6 months’ worth of bank statements.
If you’re looking for loans with larger sizes, you’ll also require:
$100K-$250K: Details of application, including credit approval, 6-12 months of bank statements, IRD statement (if credit is over $150K).
$250K – $500K: Details of the application, including credit consent and 12 months bank statement, an IRD statements Last 2 years’ finalised financial statements, plus interim financials for the current financial year, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables Summary.
What speed will I be able to get an answer?
For an unsecured loan ($5K and up) we typically offer an answer in just one hour – as long as you make your application in standard company hours and allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you want to upload copies of your banking statements , we’ll be able to offer a decision within just the span of one company day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K or more) we may be in a position to provide the conditional pre-approval in about 6 hours. Once you have signed the pre-approval form, it will take between 2 and 3 days for the final approval, however this can be quicker based on the circumstances of each application. Certain agreements have been approved within 24 hours.
The quickest method is to ensure you apply during normal company hours, and let us use the advance bank verification to instantly verify your bank information online. If you upload copies of your bank statements it takes a bit longer.
How quickly will I receive the cash?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K and up) we usually offer an answer within one hour – as long as you apply during standard business time and permit us to utilise the advanced bank verification system to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you opt to send us copies of your bank statements we can offer a decision in as little as the span of one business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K and up) we could be likely to offer the conditional pre-approval in around 6 hours. After you’ve signed the pre-approval, turnaround times are approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval, however this can be faster depending upon the circumstances for each application. Certain agreements have been approved within just 24 hours.
The fastest method would be to ensure you apply during standard business hours. You can also allow us to use the sophisticated bank verification link to instantly verify your bank account information online. If you upload duplicates of your banking statements it will take a little longer.
How much can I borrow?
We provide loans that range from $5,000 to $500,000. When you make an application for a certain amount, we look at a variety of aspects for determining how much we can lend you health for your business and the level of the repayments your business will be able to support. The amount you receive from your loan will be contingent on the specific circumstances for your business.
When you submit an application for a particular amount, we look at a range of elements to determine the well-being of your business and the level of the repayments your business can afford. The amount you receive from your loan will be determined by the specific circumstances of your business.
Fees & repayments
How much do you charge for the cost of a business loan?
If you decide to request business loans with us business credit, we will assess the risk assessment that you have for your business and provide you with a customised offer that includes the loan amount, the terms and interest rates. The company loan is an upfront cost loan and you’ll know in advance the total amount due, which includes any charges, interest rates or fees.
What is the factor that determines the price I am charged?
The interest rates on company loans rates vary due to factors like the amount of money of money borrowed, the business assets the funds will be used for as well as the field the company operates in, the long the business has been running as well as in the event that the company has enough cash flow to fund the loan, and general well-being as well as creditworthiness business.
What are the charges?
There are no hidden fees for our business loans, and you’ll know precisely what you’ll be required to pay, and at what time, from day one. There’s no compounding and there are no additional charges (as as long as you pay your payments on time).
We do not charge an Application Fee. You can get a cash loan with without any upfront costs or any obligation to sign up.
The Origination Fee covers the expenses involved with establishing and managing 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.
Can I pay off the loan early?
You can decide to repay the entire amount of the loan early at any time.
If you decide to take this route, please speak to our friendly business lending professionals. They’ll offer you with the details of your repayment and an early payment figure. This will be calculated as the total of the principal balance plus any accrued interest as of the time of early payout, plus 1.5 percent of the principal balance 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 weekly or daily. These are automatically withdrawn from the nominated company account.
Security & privacy
Will my information be protected?
Protecting your information, and being clear about how we collect information, use it, and exchange it, as well as ensure the security of your information is crucial and is an essential part of our relationship with you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We make use of industry-standard encryption standards to protect your personal, sensitive and financial data and our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our dedication to security for our customers and security. We utilise a sophisticated bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank account information online. This allows us to offer quick responses.
About business loans
What exactly is an asset-based loan (a secured loan)?
Asset-based borrowing occurs when a company owner uses assets they own to get the funds for a loan. The asset could be an asset belonging to the personal, like the family home or an company asset such as a truck or other piece of machinery.
The vast majority of banks, including the largest banks, are inclined to secure loans against assets. If you’re struggling to pay back the loan, the asset could be sold by the lender. In essence it’s an opportunity to secure new financing taking advantage of the value of what you already own.
Are I need security to get a company loan?
For loans of up to $150K, the requirement for asset security is not required prior to the loan’s access, however we do require a personal guarantee. If you adhere to your loan obligations (as stated in your loan contract document) Asset security is not required. If you take out loans in excess of $150K generally, you are able to get the option of a personal guarantee and security in the form of a charge over assets.