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How to borrow to grow your business

7 July 2020 | 6 min read
The thought of growing your business can be daunting. Taking on greater risk to increase your business operations may seem like a gamble but the good news is that you’re not on your own. There are many options available so you can tailor finance to meet your business needs.

Whether you’re looking for a lump sum to purchase a new vehicle or just want some extra cash to manage everyday cash flow, there are lots of finance options available.

Equipment finance

If you want to purchase a new car, truck or piece of machinery you can take out a loan, so you don’t have to dig into your capital.

An Equipment Loan enables you to own the asset and purchase it with a loan, using the equipment as security.

A Finance Lease, is where the bank will purchase and own the asset and lease back to you for an agreed period. You have the option to make an offer to purchase the asset at the end of the term.

An Asset Purchase, is where the bank will purchase and own the asset and you buy it from us in instalments over an agreed period. You will become the owner of the asset once the final payment is made.

If you’re looking to provide vehicles for employees, a Novated Lease may be an option. This works like a finance lease and is designed specifically for employee motor vehicles that form part of a salary package arrangement.

Small Business loans

There are a few different loan types available to meet your specific needs.

If you’re looking for a short-term cash boost, a business overdraft might be an option. It assists with the management of short-term cash flow fluctuations. This means you can keep your business operating, making withdrawals even if your account is empty. For example, an overdraft may be suitable when you may have an invoice to pay a few days prior to when money from a customer is supposed to hit your account.

A term loan is a more permanent solution and requires a longer investment. Like most loans, it is where you borrow a certain amount of money and make regular repayments at a certain rate over a set time period. You could look at this option if you’re looking for finance to purchase a fixed asset like a warehouse or business premises.

Credit cards for business

These work like your personal credit card however are only used for business purchases or to make payments to cover business needs. This might include payments  like flights, stationery items or entertainment.  

Our credit cards come with useful features such as card security and individual cardholder spending limits that help you manage payments and maintain control.  

At the end of each month you will receive a single monthly statement that will include an itemised list for each cardholder. You will be able mange these expenses by uploading statements into accounting software systems such as MYOB or XERO.

Tailor it to suit your needs

No matter what stage your business is at, we have a range of financial solutions to help. Get in touch with one of our business specialists to find out how to grow your business further. Learn more

Note: This article contains general advice only. Readers should seek a trusted professional’s advice on financial matters. Please read the applicable product disclosure statement(s) on our website before acquiring any product.

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