How to get finance at every business stage

From startup to stagnant

Getting your financing right is as crucial as any other aspect of running a business.

With the rise of peer-to-peer lending and digital banks, the business finance industry has never been more competitive, but it can still be difficult to secure the financing you need.

Use this guide to learn your business financing options, regardless of the type and size of your business.

Ways to use business financing

Upgrading or purchasing assets

Increasing stock levels

Funding marketing and advertising

Improving business infrastructure and technology

Expanding your workforce

Funding renovations

Things to keep in mind

Credit score. Both your personal credit history and business credit history can affect your chances of getting finance. It’s important to regularly keep track of your credit score and build a good credit history whenever possible. You can do this by making sure you meet any loan repayments on time.

Working out how much you need. Before you seek financing, it's crucial to understand how much your business needs and your ability to repay the loan. If you borrow more than you need, you may struggle to make repayments and pay more in interest and fees. Your business may even become over-leveraged.

Cash flow. Depending on the industry, your business may experience regular peaks and troughs in revenue. You can use business finance to help cover you in periods when cash flow may be an issue, but you should always have a plan for how you will pay it off.

Choosing the right financing option. You have a lot of choices when it comes to business finance. Read the guides below to work out which option may be right for your business.

Types of business finance

Compare business finance options below

Updated October 18th, 2019
Name Product Min. Loan Amount Max. Loan Amount Loan Term Upfront Fee Apply Now
3 months to 1 year
3% origination fee
An unsecured business loan up to $300,000 for eligible businesses. Businesses operating for a minimum of 6 months and having turnover of at least $10,000 a month can apply.
3 to 18 months
2.5% establishment fee
Apply for up to $200,000 from Lumi and benefit from short loan terms, no early repayment fees and once approved receive your funds in just one business day.
3 months to 2 years
3% origination fee
A business loan available up to $300,000 that can be funded in 1 business day. Must have a turnover of $6,000+ per month and provide 6 months of trading history, 3 months history for existing business purchases.
6 months to 2 years
$0 establishment fee
A flexible business loan up to $500,000 with convenient top up and redraw facilities. Business must have been operating for 9 months+ and have monthly sales of $10,000+. Note: The establishment fee will be waived if you apply and are approved before 15 October 2019.
3 months to 5 years
$0 application fee
A Business Lending Specialist from Valiant Finance can give you access to competitive business loans from over 70 lenders. Loans between $5,000 and $1 million are available. Request a call – your loan can be funded in 1 business day.
6 months to 3 years
$0 application fee
A loan of up to $500,000 that can be approved and funded within 24 hours. Available to businesses with 6+ months operating history and $5,000+ monthly sales.

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    LorenzoAugust 18, 2017

    I need help finding finance for my Business .

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      HaroldAugust 18, 2017Staff

      Hi Lorenzo,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Your business may be required to be making a certain amount of turnover in order to be eligible for a loan. This revenue may be monthly or yearly and can range from $50,000 p.a. to $200,000+. Other lenders simply require you to connect your business’ accounting software or financials as part of the application process so it can calculate a loan your business can afford. The options here might be helpful.

      I hope this information has helped.


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