How your Tax Strategies can affect your Business Loan

Posted by Azure Group on 26-Jul-2018 10:21:59


Traditionally banks have been wary of lending to small business and the capacity to borrow is becoming more difficult. Because of this, banks have spent most of their focus on bigger fish, leaving entrepreneurs and startups to generally fend for themselves. However, Australia is built on small businesses, so it is in all of our best interest to make sure that these businesses get the help they need to become successful.

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Topics: Sydney Accountants, Business loans, Business banking manager, Small business loans, Investment, banking solutions, Business banking, Business accountants

Small Businesses often get turned down for Loans by Banks. How to avoid this rejection!

Posted by Azure Group on 12-Jul-2018 08:33:59


The most common facility that SME’s turn to for finance is banks. Unfortunately many small businesses get turned down by the banks for loans. There are a number of reasons for this, here are the main ones and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Business banking, Banking, banking solutions, Business banking manager, Business loans, Small business loans, Azure Group News, Bank, cashflow, Business Growth & Cashflow

7 Basic Loan Requirements: Know what Lenders are Looking for

Posted by Azure Group on 26-Jun-2018 09:51:36


There are many options for getting the funding to launch or expand a business, and the criteria for each lender will vary. However, there are some fundamental elements that all banks and lenders will look for when assessing your loan application. Here are 7 basic loan requirements and how you can prepare your business meet those requirements.

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Topics: Business loans, Small business loans, Loan application, Business banking, Business banking manager, Bank, banking solutions, Banking

How to amaze a Business Banking Manager: Be a Perfect Customer

Posted by Azure Group on 25-Jun-2018 14:18:09


Ever wondered what a bank wants from a customer?  Banks may seem unreasonable at times, but the truth is, what they want is actually pretty simple! Here is our guide to be being the perfect bank customer.

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Topics: Business loans, Business banking manager, banking solutions, Bank, Bank covenant, Sydney Accountants, NAB, Lenders, Westpac, ANZ, CBA

Loan Covenants: Client Relationships are Key

Posted by Azure Group on 07-Jun-2018 08:44:39


Business loans are unlike other private loans such as a mortgage or personal loan. They include a covenant which are terms set out by the lender. They are benchmarks or certain actions that the business must take on a regular basis to demonstrate that the business is profitable and give the bank confidence in their ability to continue to make repayments. #news

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Topics: banking solutions, Business loans, Lower Credit Card rate, Bank covenant, Business banking manager, Small business loans, Lending, Business banking

Business Loan Covenants: Sick of doing pesky covenant reporting?

Posted by Azure Group on 25-May-2018 14:00:00


When a lender approves your business loan it will usually be on the condition that certain covenants are agreed to. These are terms set out by the lender that are usually in the form of benchmarks that the business needs to achieve to show that they are profitable and to ensure that you can continue to make the repayments.

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Topics: Business banking manager, Business loans, Small business loans, Bank covenant, Financial statements, financial reporting, banking solutions, Banking, Business banking

What keeps SME owners awake at night?

Posted by Azure Group on 21-May-2018 07:00:00


For SME owners this would be no surprise, but recent research identified cashflow and time management as the biggest pain points for SME’s. The research conducted by East & Partners on behalf of ASX listed working capital lender Scottish Pacific is part of their bi-annual SME Growth Index. They sought the views of 1,200 SMEs with turnovers ranging from $1 million to $20 million.

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Topics: Business banking manager, Business banking, Small business loans, SME, cashflow, Lending, Banking, Business loans

Is Changing Banks too Disruptive for Business? Pros & Cons

Posted by Norman Howe on 17-May-2018 08:39:51


Running a small business can be a lot of hard work. That’s why we’ve pulled together some tools, insights and banking solutions for you to help your business succeed. We understand how confusing banking can sometimes be, but there are some significant benefits to shopping around. People tend to stay with the same bank due to familiarity and the sheer enormity of changing and what that might entail. This means that when our bank adds little extra fees and charges we put up with it. But how much do those extra costs really affect us?

Lets have a look at the pros and cons of changing banks....

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Topics: Business banking manager, Business banking, SME, Small business loans, Lending, Lower Credit Card rate, Online banking, Business loans, banking solutions