How to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Business Loan: Everything You Need to Know

Applying for a business loan doesn’t need to be a stressful process. Here are our top tips for making your business more attractive to lenders when applying for a business loan.   Perfect Your Business Plan  When it comes to traditional business loans, lenders want to understand your business plan fully before agreeing to lend…

Daily Tip: If you own collateral, a secured business loan is your best option

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When you’re in need of a business loan and own assets that you can put up as loan collateral, you can get a secured business loan. In exchange for collateral, lenders will offer you a loan with a: Larger loan amount Attractive interest rate Loan tenure ranging from 12 months to 20 years The exact…


What does it mean to default on a loan?

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What does it mean to default on a business loan? When you fail to meet the conditions of your business loan without any warning given to your lender, it is considered a default on your loan. There are two types of defaults:  Wilful – When you are in a strong financial position and can repay the…


Loan against property and secured loan: Are they different?

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What is a loan against property (LAP)? A loan against property is a business loan you get if you own valuable personal or business property that can be pledged as collateral for the loan. Such a loan can be used to finance long-term business funding needs, business expansion plans, purchase new property and equipment, or…


Daily Tip: Your individual credit score impacts your chances of getting a business loan!

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Does your personal credit score impact a lender’s decision to offer you a business loan? Yes, it does!  A lender will check your personal credit score, in addition to your business credit report, when they’re deciding to lend to your business.  Your business and personal credit histories can affect: Whether or not you get approved…


Daily Tip: GSTR-3B filing late fee amnesty scheme ends soon

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According to the Goods and Services Tax Act, taxpayers cannot file a particular tax period’s GSTR-3B without filing the previous ones. You also risk having your GST registration cancelled if you haven’t filed GSTR-3B for six consecutive tax periods or three consecutive quarters! Losing your registration may impact your clients, or GST registered customers could…


Daily Tip: Get an unsecured business loan if you don’t own collateral

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Unsecured business loans are a great option for first-time borrowers or businesses who don’t own much (or any) collateral to offer lenders. They are relatively easier to get compared to secured business loans. Due to the lack of collateral, lenders can process and sanction unsecured business loans faster because they don’t have to spend time…


Daily Tip: Be transparent when applying for a business loan

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Are you applying for a business loan? Be transparent on your business loan application to increase your chances of getting approved for the loan! Lenders use numerous methods to verify the information you provide on your business loan application and in your interactions with them. So, being transparent helps build trust with your lender and…


Learn how to cancel a cheque in 2 simple steps to give to your lender

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Cheques as a means of making and receiving payments are becoming less popular with the introduction of online and digital banking and UPI apps like GooglePay and PayTM. Despite this, they remain a form of documentation lenders require when you apply for a business loan or when you open a new bank account. Cancelled cheques can’t be used…


Daily Tip: Create a clean environment for your customers by enforcing COVID-19 rules

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Are you ready for Unlock? We know we are! But before you get back to work, make sure you’ve taken all the COVID precautions necessary to keep your staff and customers safe.  Makse sure your employees wear masks that cover their nose and mouth, provide hand sanitizer for customers to use, and regularly sanitize your workplace.…


Daily Tip: Your mental health is as important as your physical wellbeing

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As an entrepreneur, your business is your baby, and you need to make sure you’re providing your customers quality service and products to keep them happy and your business healthy. But entrepreneurs are also under a great deal of stress right now. With COVID-19 restrictions changing daily, you have the added stress of lockdowns, disruptions…