How to apply for a business loan
Need some extra cash to take your business to the next level, but daunted by the loan process? You're not alone. There's a lot of paperwork and number-crunching involved.
Before you get started, remember that banks wants your application to succeed as the interest you pay is a vital revenue stream. So it’s up to you to make their job easy by turning up with a good business case.
Connect the dots for them. While banks are experts in money, they’re not necessarily knowledgeable about your area of business. Remember to present a clear story and demonstrate clearly how the loan will unlock business growth which will ultimately ensure the bank gets paid back.
When applying for a business loan, ensure you have:
income statements and balance sheets for the past two years
up-to-date financial statements
business plans or project plans to show the direction your business is taking
tax returns to verify your income statements
bank accounts, also for verification
If you use cloud based accounting software, the platform will produce much of this information on demand, including:
income and expense reports
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