FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
Details of The Te Marua Small Business Loans
Tell me about the Te Marua Small Business Loans
Te Marua unsecured loans provides amounts of between $5,000 and $100,000. Terms range from 3 and 24 months and cash flow friendly repayments which can be made daily or weekly.
What is this Unsecured Loan different from the traditional business loan?
The application to the Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes by phone. You will receive an answer within the same day and the funds could be available in just 24 hours. Traditional company loans have an annual rate of interest as well as other fees and charges. Our company loan is a cash-based loan and you’ll know ahead of time the total amount due, which includes any fees, charges or charges. Then, it is broken down into weekly or daily payment amount.
What could you use the Small Business Loan be used for?
It is a Small Business Loan can be used to fulfill almost any business purpose including the management of cash flow, company remodels and marketing, to purchase inventory or new equipment, for general working capital and much more. The loan cannot be used to fund personal expenses.
Concerning Larger Te Marua Business Loans
What is the Larger Te Marua Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger amount of loan to help company growth opportunities. The loan ranges from $100,000 to $500,000 for a fixed period of that can last up to 36 months. The repayments are made weekly or fortnightly to work with you cashflow.
How is the Origination Fee calculated?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee, determined at 2.5% of the loan amount.
Can I get the Larger Business Loan?
In order to be eligible for a loan that is this large the company needs to have been operating for at least three years and generate an annual revenue of $700K. The applicant must also be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) who is over the age of 18, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able to prove at minimum 12 months of business.
What can I use the funds for?
A larger company loan can be used for nearly every company purpose including business renovations, purchase of inventory or new equipment for general working capital, and much more. The loan is not available to fund personal expenses.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that is secured?
Asset security is required for accessing funds over $150,000. This is in the form of a charge over assets, and could be registered through the PPSR or registering a caveat.
A director’s or personal guarantee is a promise to repay a loan which is general in nature rather than specifying the security of a specific asset. The person who is signing the ensure is personally accountable if the business the borrower fails to re-pay 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 the assets or goods). The PPSR allows priority over personal property to be assigned according to the date a registration of a security interest.
A caveat is a legal document filed to offer the legal claim to property.
What is a pre-approval minus Credit Check?
When you’re applying for the Larger Business Loan that exceeds $250K, we may offer an initial pre-approval to simplify the process. It is possible to make this decision without a credit check, and within six hours of your initial application. This pre-approval is based on an initial assessment that includes answering a couple of financial well-being questions. This is neither an offer nor a guarantee of finance. Acceptance without condition is subject to an assessment of your creditworthiness and any offer that you are offered could be on different conditions.
The application process
Do I have the right to receive funds?
You may be eligible for an business loan if you:
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are over the age of 18 and have a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- you must prove at least 6 months of business (for a unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or 3 years of continuous trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K or $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is simple and easy. Just complete the online application in few minutes and a dedicated business expert in lending will call you to assist you.
To be eligible for up to $100,000, you’ll need ID details (valid Driver’s Licence) along with an active NZBN/IRD, and at least 6 months of bank statements.
If you’re looking for loans with larger sizes, you’ll also require:
$100K – $250K: Information about the application including credit consent, 6-12 months of IRD statements, bank statements (if credit is over $150K).
$250K – $500K: Details for application including credit consent, 12 months bank statement, an IRD statement, last 2 years finalised financial statements, in addition to interim current financial year financials, Aged Payables and Aged Receivables summary.
How soon will I hear a decision?
For an unsecured loan ($5K or more) we usually provide an answer within one hour if you make your application in quality business times and let us use the advanced bank verification system to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you choose to submit copies of your bank statements , we’ll be able to offer a decision in just 1 business day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K or more) we may be likely to provide the conditional pre-approval within 6 hours. After you’ve signed your pre-approval form, it will take about 2-3 days for final approval. However, this can be quicker based on the specifics of each application. Some offers have been approved in less than 24 hours.
The quickest method is to make sure you apply during standard company hours, and allow us to use our modern bank verification link to instantly check your bank’s information online. If you upload duplicates of your banking statements it can take a bit longer.
What is the time frame to receive the funds?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K to $100K) We can usually offer a response in one hour – provided you make your application during standard business hours and permit us to use the advanced bank verification system link to instantly verify your bank details online. If you want to upload copies of your banking statements, we’ll be able to provide a decision within an business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K up to $500,000) We may be likely to provide you with a conditional pre-approval within six hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval form, it will take approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval. However, this may be quicker depending on the particular circumstances of each application. Certain deals have been approved in 24 hours.
The fastest way would be to make sure you apply during standard business hours, and allow us to use our advanced bank verification system link to instantly confirm your bank details online. If you opt to send us duplicates of your banking accounts, it can take a bit longer.
How much can I borrow?
We provide the loan amount between $5,000 and $500,000. If you apply for a certain amount, we take into consideration a range of elements for determining your well-being of the business as well as the amount of repayments your company can support. The amount you receive from the loan will be determined by the specifics for your business.
When you make an application for a specific amount we take into consideration a variety of factors to assess how much we can lend you such as well-being of your business and the extent of payments your business can afford. The total amount of your loan will depend on the particulars for your business.
Fees & repayments
How much should you charge for the cost of a business loan?
If you decide to make an application for one of our company loans, we’ll assess the risk profile of your business and offer you with a tailored offer, including the amount of loan, the term and interest rates. It is a business loan is a loan that is priced upfront so you will be aware in advance of the total amount to be paid, including any interest rates, fees or charges.
What is the basis for the rate I’m charged?
The interest rates on business loans rates vary due to factors like the amount of money borrowed, what business assets the funds are used to purchase in addition to the industry that the company is operating in, how long the company is in operation for, how long the company has enough cash flow to support the loan, and the overall health or financial standing of the company.
What are the cost?
There are no hidden costs with our company loans. You’ll be aware of the amount you’ll need to pay and when, starting from the day you sign up. There’s no compounding interest, 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 absolutely no upfront cost and no commitment to apply.
The Origination Fee covers the costs associated in establishing and managing the loan. You are only charged this fee if you proceed with the loan. The Origination Fee for us is 2.5 percentage of the amount of loan.
Can I repay the loan in advance?
You can repay the entire amount of the loan at any point in time.
If you are deciding to take this route, please call our helpful business credit specialists. They’ll offer you with details on repayment along with an early payout estimate. It will be calculated using the sum of the principal remaining plus any accrued interest as of the date of early payout plus 1.5% of the principal amount remaining as well as any outstanding fees.
How do you make repayments work?
To make sure you do not miss payment dates and to align your cash flow schedule, we offer repayments either weekly or daily. These are automatically withdrawn from your nominated business account.
Security & privacy
Will my data be secure?
The security of your personal information, as well as making it clear the ways we gather data, process, exchange and secure 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 utilise industry-recognised encryption standards to secure your sensitive, personal financial information and our funders are ISO 27001 qualified for our dedication to security for our clients and privacy. We employ a highly sophisticated bank verification system link to instantly verify the bank account details online to offer a fast response.
About business loans
What’s an asset-based borrow (a secured loan)?
Asset-based borrowing occurs when a business owner borrows from an asset they own to get the loan. The asset may be an individual asset, such as the family home or a business asset such as a vehicle as well as a piece of machine.
The majority of the lenders not just the largest banks, are inclined to guarantee loans against an asset. If you’re struggling to pay back the loan, the asset might be sold by the lender. In essence it’s an opportunity to secure additional financing making use of the value of what you already own.
What do I require security for an company loan?
For loans that exceed $150K, it is not necessary to secure assets upfront to access the money However, we do need an individual guarantee. As long as you follow the loan terms (as stipulated in your loan contract) and you are able to meet your obligations, asset security will never be required. For loans that exceed $150K, generally, there is personal guarantee and security in the form an asset charge.