Business & Commercial Lending

Business & Commercial Lending

Whatever business you’re in, we’re here to help.

Why Time?

Because the needs of each individual business are so varied, there are many different types to choose from. What might be right for one business may not fit the unique needs of another.
It’s important you find the right one for you, both short and long-term.

Finance for my business

More and more Australian businesses, big and small, are taking advantage of a finance broker to find and secure the right finance.
And it’s easy to see why. Having a finance broker onside is a smart strategy to grow your business.
The idea of a broker finding the right financial solutions for their clients is nothing new. The benefits of using a broker have seen the industry grow with over half of all home loans in Australia now being written through a mortgage broker; the same benefits are available across commercial finance. In fact, due to the choice, complexities and vastly different needs from business to business; it makes even more sense to use a broker for commercial finance.
Why do you need the finance and what are you looking to fund? There are so many different reasons a business needs finance, and there’s often a different product for every single one. But most of them fall into these general areas.
You want to expand. It’s not all about bigger premises, a new property or a revamp, it can be for new equipment or staff, maybe a marketing campaign to drive more sales, or diversifying your offering.
Putting stock on the floor. If you’re about to have a busy period, you need enough inventory, so you’ll need to buy it before you can sell it and generate the income. The right finance will ensure you’re ready
Keeping up cash flow. It’s more than simply a cash injection, you might get finance for equipment or inventory to preserve the funds you already have in the bank. You can even get finance based on the invoices you’ve already sent to clients.
Brand new equipment. Equipment or vehicle loans can help preserve cash flow while also helping to generate new income with a new asset. There are also possible tax benefits, and lenders often consider the asset as the collateral, so you don’t need to secure it against any personal property.
Time to refinance . Your business and its needs change, and so do the finance products the lenders are offering. So it can never hurt to consider finding a more suitable loan, or a better deal.

What type of business are you?

This is less about what industry you’re in, or how you are different to your competitors, but about how your business is structured – as this can also have an effect on how the lenders assess your applications and the type of finance they can offer you.
Business Structures. The most common business structures are Sole Traders, Partnerships, Companies, Trusts, and Self-Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF).
Business Types. There are all types of business but most fall into these general groups: Small to Medium Enterprises (SME), Franchise, Online Business, Family Business, Independent Contractor, and Importer/Exporter.
The business structure has an impact on your management, governance, tax obligations and exposure of your personal assets – all of which the lenders take into consideration when assessing your application. So not only does it help to speak to us, it’s a good idea to chat to a finance professional like your accountant who can advise you on how your business structure can impact your financial position when it comes to lending.

Find the right finance to fuel growth

One of the biggest opportunities many small businesses struggle with is finding the right business finance to fuel growth. Aligning the right loan to your needs, both short and long-term, isn’t easy. There are many different sorts of loans, with multiple products for each type offered by most lenders. It takes an experienced professional to navigate business finance, and that’s where we come in.
As a brokerage that offers business finance, our role is to ensure you have the right finance solution and that it works well for you, your business and what you’re looking to achieve long term. Brokers can bring choice and competition to the table and I take the pressure off, allowing you to do what you to best – growing your business.

Don't bet your house on your business

Small business owners already put a lot on the line, often you don’t have to put your home on it too. Securing an overdraft or line-of-credit from your bank and using your home as security to finance your business is not the ideal scenario given the risk that this brings.
There’s a lot at risk here, and a lot of added pressure. You don’t want to be in a position where you have to consider refinancing or selling your home just because one of your biggest clients hasn’t paid their bill. Chances are it’s also not the right type of loan for what you need. A good example is the purchase of an asset like some machinery. With an overdraft you could be paying back the loan years after the machinery has long since been replaced and stopped generating any income.

The main types of business or commercial loans

Asset & Equipment Finance.
Used for the purchase of new equipment, technology, machinery and vehicles.
Invoice Finance.
Accessing cash from invoices already issued before they’ve been paid.
Working Capital Loans.
Take care of immediate day-to-day costs and help fill cash flow gaps.
Term Loans.
Most often used to buy commercial real estate, or existing businesses or franchise.
Self Managed Super Fund Loans.
Using super funds to help purchase commercial property.
Unsecured Loans.
A quick way to access cash without using any security.

Having a commercial finance broker onside, going into bat for you is the smart way to do business.

Over 1350 products from Australia’s leading lenders.

If you'd like to discuss your options, we're here to help.

We can work through your options with you to find the loan type that matches your business needs.

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