FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
Information About The Te Aro Small Business Loans
Tell me what you think of the Te Aro Small Business Loans
Te Aro unsecured loans provides amounts between $5,000 and $100,000 with terms between 3 and 24 months, cash flow friendly repayments which can be made daily or weekly.
How is how is the Unsecured Loan different from a traditional company loan?
You can apply for the Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes on the internet or by phone. You will receive an instant response and the money could be in your account within 24 hours. Traditional business loans reference an annual interest rate as well as other fees and charges. We offer a company loan is an upfront priced loan therefore you’ll know ahead of time the total amount due, which includes any fees, charges or charges. This is then broken down into weekly or daily payment amount.
What can be the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used to fulfill almost every business reason, such as managing cash flows, company improvements, advertising, to purchase inventory or new equipment, to fund general working capital and so much more. The loan cannot be used to fund personal expenses.
Concerning Larger Te Aro Business Loans
What is the Larger Te Aro Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger size of loan that can be used to fund company growth opportunities. Loans are between $100,000 and $500,000 for a fixed period of that can last up to 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly, depending on you cashflow.
How’s the Origination Fee determined?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee that is determined at 2.5 percentage of the amount of the loan.
Do I qualify for the Larger Business Loan?
In order to be eligible for a loan of this size the company needs to be operating for at least three years with an annual turnover of $700K. The applicant must also be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) over 18 years and have a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able of proving at least 12 months of trading.
How can the funds be utilised?
A Business Loan of a larger size can be used for nearly any company reason, such as business renovations, to purchase new equipment or inventory as well as for general working capital and so much more. The loan is not available for personal reasons.
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 against assets, and may include registering this in the PPSR or filing a caveat.
A personal or director’s ensure is a promise to repay a loan which is general in nature, rather than defining security over an asset. The person signing the ensure is personally accountable if the company lender is not able to re-pay the debt.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is an online, central registry run by the New Zealand Government. It reflects security interests granted to individuals who own personal property (including the assets or goods). The PPSR gives priority over personal property to be granted according to the date the registration of a security interest.
An affidavit is an official document that is filed to provide the legal claim to a property.
What is a pre-approval minus Credit Check?
When you’re applying for a Larger Business Loan that is greater than $250K we may be able to provide a preliminary pre-approval to help smooth out the process. It is possible to make this decision without a credit check, and within 6 hours of your initial application. The pre-approval is based upon a preliminary assessment which includes you answering a few financial well-being checks. This is not an offer of credit or guarantee of financing. A conditional approval is subject a full credit assessment and any offer that you are offered could be on different terms.
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 over 18 years, have a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- you must demonstrate at minimum 6 months of business (for for the unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or 3 years of trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K - $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is quick and simple. Simply complete the online form within a few minutes and an experienced business lending specialist will contact you to help you.
To be eligible for up to $100,000, you’ll require ID details (valid Driver’s License), an NZBN/IRD that is valid and at least 6 months of bank statements.
For larger loan sizes, you’ll also need:
$100K – $250K: Information about the application including credit consent, 6 – 12 months of bank statements, IRD statement (if credit is over $150K).
$250K-$500K: Information on the application including credit consent as well as 12 month bank accounts, the IRD statements Last 2 years’ finalised financial statements, in addition to interim current financial year financials, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables summary.
How quickly will I receive a decision?
For an unsecured loan ($5K and up) we typically provide an answer within one hour, provided you apply during quality business timings and you allow us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank details online. If you choose to submit copies of your bank statements we can offer a decision in just 1 business day.
If you are applying for a Larger Business Loan ($100K and up) we may be capable of provide you with a conditional pre-approval in about six hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval form, it will take around 2-3 days for final approval, however this may be quicker depending on the specifics of each application. Some offers have been approved within 24 hours.
The fastest way can be ensure you apply during normal business hours and permit us to use the modern bank verification to instantly verify your bank information online. If you decide to upload copies of your bank accounts, it may take a bit longer.
How fast will I get the money?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K and up) we typically offer a response in one hour, provided you submit your request at standard business hours and allow us to utilise the advanced bank verification system to instantly verify your bank information online. If you decide to submit copies of your bank statements, we’ll be able to offer a decision within the span of one business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K up to $500,000) we may be likely to provide you with conditional pre-approval within 6 hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval, turnaround times are approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval. However, this could be shorter based on the specifics of each application. Some transactions have received approval within 24 hours.
The fastest method for you to apply is make sure you apply during standard business hours and allow us to use our modern bank verification to instantly check your bank’s information online. If you opt to send us the copies of bank statement, it takes a bit longer.
What’s the minimum amount I can borrow?
We offer loan amounts between $5,000 and $500,000. When you make an application for a particular amount, we take into consideration a range of aspects that determine the health of your business as well as the amount of repayments your company can support. The amount you receive from your loan will be contingent on the specific circumstances of your business.
When you submit an application for a certain amount, we look at a range of variables to determine your health for your business and the extent of repayments that your company will be able to support. The amount you receive from your loan will be contingent on the specific circumstances the company.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for an business loan?
When you make an application for our business financing, we’ll assess the risk assessment of your business and provide you with a customised proposal that includes the amount of loan, the term and the interest rates. A business loan is an upfront cost loan which means you be aware of the total amount due, which includes any costs, fees, or interest rates.
What is the basis for the rate I am charged?
The interest rates on business loans rates vary due to factors like the amount of money that is borrowed, what business assets the money will be used for as well as the field the company operates in, the long the business has been in operation as well as what percentage of the company has enough cash flow to cover the loan, as well as the overall health or financial standing of the company.
What are the charges?
There aren’t any hidden charges with our company loans, and you’ll be aware of the amount you’ll be required to pay and when, right from the day you sign up. There’s no compounding interest, and the loan comes with no additional fees (as as you make your payments in time).
We do not charge an Application Fee. You are able to request a credit loan with no cost upfront or commitment to apply.
The Origination Fee covers the costs associated with establishing and managing the loan. This is only a fee if you proceed with the loan. Our Origination Fee is 2.5 percentage of the loan amount.
Can I repay the loan in advance?
You can decide to repay the total amount of your loan in full at any time.
If you decide to take this route, please speak to our friendly company loans specialists. They’ll offer you with repayment details as well as an early payout amount. This is calculated as the total of the principal balance plus any accrued interest as of the time of early payment in addition to 1.5% of the remaining principal plus any outstanding fees.
How do you make repayments work?
In order to help you avoid missing payments and to work your cash flow cycle we provide repayments either weekly or daily. These are automatically withdrawn from your nominated company account.
Security & privacy
Will my information 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 secure your information, is crucial and is an essential part of our relationship you.
Is it safe to link my bank account to the platform?
Yes. We use industry recognised encryption techniques to protect your sensitive, personal financial and other data. Our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our dedication to protecting the security of clients and privacy. We use an advanced bank verification system that allows you to immediately verify the bank account details online, allowing us to provide an immediate response.
About business loans
How do you define asset-based lending (a secured loan)?
The term “asset-based” refers to borrowing where a business owner uses an asset that they own to secure the funds for a loan. The asset could be an individual property, such as the family home, or a company property like a truck as well as a piece of machine.
The majority of the lenders not just the major banks, prefer to make loans secured by an asset. If you’re having trouble paying back the loan, then the asset might be taken over by the lender. In essence, it is means of securing additional financing taking advantage of the value of what you already own.
What do I require security to get a company loan?
For loans up to $150,000 it is not necessary to secure assets upfront to access the money but we do require an individual guarantee. In the event that you fulfill the terms of your loan (as stated in your loan contract document), asset security will never be needed. If you take out loans in excess of $150K typically, you will need the option of a personal ensure and security is provided in the form of an asset charge.