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Do you need a business plan for a business loan?

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If you’ve been looking for a business loan, chances are that you’re wondering what you might need to provide to apply. In the case of business loans, generally, a lender will need to see a detailed business plan along with your standard supporting documents. Generally, your lender will be able to tell you what needs to be included in a business plan, or be able to point you in the right direction of an example that you can follow.

In the meantime, we have everything you’ll need to get your application ready below.  Business loans don’t have to be complicated, and neither does the application process. Read on to find out more about business plans, and what you may need to apply.

Do I need a business plan for a business loan?

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In most cases, yes. Lenders will generally look at the required factors of all loan applicants, such as credit history, credit score, and income. However, a lender for a business loan will most likely also require a business plan. This gives the lender a sense of direction as to where the business is going, and also shows that you have planned for the future of your business and that you aren’t just going in without a process.

Having a business plan can help to give your business direction, and define your objectives so that your lender and you are on the same page throughout the application process. A business plan may include the goals and objectives of the business, as well as the steps taken in order to achieve these goals. It could also include past, present and predicted performance of your business, with carefully planned cash flow projections.

If you’re looking to get funding for your business, you will generally need to show your lender why they should invest in your business. Your business plan may play an important role in securing funding, which is why most lenders will want to see one prepared.

What else do I need for a business loan?

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Unlike regular loans, lenders will often require more documentation for a business loan application. As well as the business plan mentioned above, you may need to have the following documents in order to apply for your loan:

  • Personal identification– Such as a driver’s licence or a passport
  • Business verification – You will need to be able to prove your ownership of the business
  • Financial history – Your lender will generally always want to see how strong both your personal and business finances are. They may need to see bank statements, sales records, and other financial documentation before they can approve your loan.

If you have a new business and have been trading for less than 12 months, your lender may need you to provide some cash flow projections and a lease agreement to prove that your business is viable, and has a firm place to operate out of in order to grow.  

Before you begin your application, it is always a good idea to double-check with your lender to find out exactly what you need to apply. That way, you won’t be scrambling around last minute trying to find documents. Every lender is different, and every application process may vary depending on your lender.

Where does Tiger Finance come in?

With Tiger Finance, we can help to get you a loan easily. You will have a free consultation with one of our specialists, and we will tailor-make you a loan. We will negotiate with lenders on your behalf before you are approved.

We have helped countless Australians with both good and bad credit ratings to be funded for their dream build. We understand that lending criteria from other lenders are too strict, and can stop you from achieving your goals. That is wrong, and it should not hold you back.

How we can help

Our finance specialists can help you find the right business loan for your project. Business loans are a complicated topic, but we will find a loan that makes your dream project that much easier.

If you are one of the many Australians finding getting a business loan difficult, Tiger Finance can make the process simple and pain-free. Call us today for your free initial consultation. 

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