FAQ: business lending & business loans for business owners
Business Loans Frequently Ask Questions
Details of The Waipipi Small Business Loans
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Waipipi unsecured loans offers the range of $5,000 to $100,000 with terms between 3 and 24 months, cash flow friendly repayments, which are either daily or weekly.
What makes this Unsecured Loan different from a traditional company loan?
The application for this Small Business Loan in under 10 minutes by phone. You will receive an immediate response, and the funds could be in your account within 24 hours. Traditional business loans refer to an annual rate of interest along with other charges and fees. This company loan is a loan that is priced upfront therefore you’ll know ahead of time the total amount to be paid, including any fees, interest or charges. This is then broken down into a daily or weekly amount to be paid back.
What can the Small Business Loan be used for?
A Small Business Loan can be used for virtually every company purpose including control of cash flow company improvements, advertising to purchase inventory or new equipment, as general working capital, and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal reasons.
Concerning Larger Waipipi Business Loans
What is the Larger Waipipi Business Loan?
The Larger Business Loan is a larger size of loan that can be used to fund company growth opportunities. The loan ranges from $100,000 to $500,000 with a fixed-term with a maximum of 36 months. Repayments are either weekly or fortnightly to work with your cash flow.
How is the Origination Fee calculated?
A Larger Business Loan has an Origination Fee that is calculated at 2.5% of the amount of the loan.
Am I eligible for the Larger Business Loan?
To be eligible for a loan in this amount the company needs to have been in operation for at least 3 years, and have an annual income of $700K. It is necessary to be a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident) at least 18 years old and have a New Zealand company (with a valid NZBN/IRD) and be able of proving at least 12 months of trading.
What can the funds be used for?
A Business Loan of a larger size can be used for nearly all company reason, such as company renovations, to purchase equipment or inventory as well as for general working capital, and much more. The loan cannot be used for personal use.
Is the Larger Business Loan one that is secured?
Asset security is required to access funding over $150,000. This can be done in the form of a charge against assets and can include registration in the PPSR or registering as a caveat.
A personal or director’s ensure is a guarantee to repay a loan which is generally in nature rather than stipulating security over an asset. The person signing the guarantee is personally responsible if the company creditor is unable to make the repayment.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) is a central, national online registry run by the New Zealand Government. It lists security interests that are that are registered for personal property (including goods or assets). The PPSR gives priority over personal property to be granted in accordance with the date on which a registration of a security interest.
A caveat is a legal document lodged to offer notice of a legal claim to property.
What exactly is a preapproval without Credit Check?
When you’re applying for larger business loans that exceeds $250K we can offer an initial pre-approval that will help simplify the process. We may be able to get this done without credit checks and within 6 hours of the initial application. The pre-approval process is based on an initial assessment, which involves the answer to a series of financial health checks. This is not an offer or guarantee of finance. A conditional approval is subject an assessment of your creditworthiness and any offer that you receive could be on different conditions.
The application process
Do I qualify for funds?
You may be eligible for a business loan if you;
- are a New Zealand Citizen (or Permanent Resident)
- are 18 years or older, own a New Zealand business (with a valid NZBN/IRD)
- you must prove at least 6 months worth of trade (for you to qualify for unsecured loan $5K – $100K) or three years of trading (for the Larger Business Loan $100K or $500K)
How do I apply?
The application process is fast and simple. Just complete the online application within a couple minutes, and an experienced company credit specialist will contact you to assist you.
To apply for up to $100,000, you’ll need ID details (valid Driver’s License) along with an NZBN/IRD that is valid and at least six months worth of bank statements.
For larger loan sizes, you’ll require:
$100K to $250K: Information about the application 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, 12 months of bank statements, IRD statement and the last two years’ finalised financial statements, plus interim financial statements for the current 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 usually offer an answer within an hour if you submit your request at quality company hours and you allow us to use the advanced bank verification system link to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you opt to upload copies of your banking statements , we are able to provide the decision in just the span of one business day.
For the Larger Business Loan ($100K up to $500,000) we may be able to provide you with conditional pre-approval within about six hours. Once you’ve signed the pre-approval, the turnaround time is approximately 2-3 days to receive final approval, however this may be quicker depending upon the circumstances for each application. Some deals have been approved in the space of 24 hours.
The quickest way to apply is to make sure you apply during normal business hours and allow us to use our advance bank verification to instantly verify your bank information online. If you send us documents from your account statements , it may take a bit longer.
How soon will I receive the money?
For the Small Business Loan ($5K up to $100,000) we can often offer a response in one hour if you make your application at normal business hours and you allow us to use the advanced bank verification system to immediately verify your bank account information online. If you opt to submit copies of your bank statements we can offer the decision in just one business day.
If you are applying for Larger Business Loans ($100K up to $500,000) we might be able to provide you with conditional pre-approval within about 6 hours. Once you have signed the pre-approval, turnaround times are about 2-3 days for final approval, however it could be faster based upon the circumstances for each application. Certain agreements have been approved within the space of 24 hours.
The fastest way for you to apply is ensure you apply during normal business hours and allow us to use our advance bank verification link to verify your bank information online. If you decide to send us documents from your account statements, it takes a bit longer.
How much can I borrow?
We offer loans ranging from $5,000 and $500,000. When you submit an application for a particular amount, we consider a variety of factors in order to assess what is the well-being of your company and the level of the repayments your company can afford. The total amount of your loan will be contingent on the specifics that are unique to your business.
If you apply for a particular amount, we will consider a number of factors to determine your well-being of your business as well as the amount of payments your company can support. The amount you receive from the loan will be determined by the specific circumstances for your company.
Fees & repayments
How much do you charge for a company loan?
If you decide to apply for the company loans, we’ll assess the risk assessment the business and offer an individualised offer that includes the loan amount, the terms and interest rates. It is a business loan is an upfront priced loan which means you be aware of the total amount you will have to pay, including costs, fees, or interest rates.
What is the basis for the rate I’m charged?
Business loan interest rates depend on a variety of factors including the amount of money borrowed, the business assets the funds are used to purchase as well as the field the business operates in, the long the business has been operating and in the event that the business has sufficient cash flow to pay for the loan, and the general health as well as creditworthiness business.
What are the charges?
There are no hidden fees with our business loans. You’ll know exactly how much you’ll need to pay, and at what time, from day one. There’s no compounding and no extra fees (as as long as you pay your payments in time).
We do not charge an application fee. You are able to make an application for loans with no upfront cost or any obligation to sign up.
The Origination Fee covers the expenses involved with setting up and managing the loan. The only way to pay this cost if you take out the loan. Our Origination Fee is 2.5 percentage of the loan amount.
Can I repay the loan early?
You can choose to repay the entire amount of your loan early at any time.
If you choose to do this please contact our helpful business loans specialists. They’ll provide you with repayment details as well as an early payout amount. This will be calculated as the sum of the principal balance and the accrued interest up to the time of early payment, plus 1.5 percent of the principal balance plus any outstanding fees.
How do you make repayments work?
To make sure you do not miss payments and to work with your cash flow cycle we offer repayments either daily or weekly. They are automatically deducted from your designated business account.
Security & privacy
Will my data be protected?
The security of your personal information, as well as being upfront about how we collect the information we collect, use, share and ensure the security of your information is of paramount importance and a vital aspect 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 personal, sensitive as well as financial data. Our funders are ISO 27001 certified for our dedication to security for our clients and security. We make use of an advanced bank verification system link to instantly confirm your bank account information online so we can provide an immediate response.
About business loans
What is asset-based borrowing (a secured loan)?
Asset-based borrowing occurs when an business owner makes use of an asset that they own to obtain the loan. The asset may be an individual property, such as the family home, or an company asset such as a truck or piece or equipment.
The vast majority of banks, even the largest banks, are inclined to make loans secured by assets. If you’re having trouble paying back the loan, your assets could be transferred to the lender. In essence it is the process of securing additional financing using the value of what you already own.
What do I need security to get an business loan?
Up to $150,000 in loans there is no requirement for asset security before you are able to access the money however, we require a personal guarantee. need the personal guarantee. In the event that you fulfill your loan commitments (as stated in your loan contract document) Asset security will never be required. If you take out loans in excess of $150,000 typically, you will need an individual guarantee and security that is in the form charges on assets.