If you’re a small business owner in need of funding but don’t have collateral to offer, unsecured business loans may be a viable option. These loans don’t require any collateral, but they do come with higher interest rates and stricter eligibility requirements. Learn more about who can apply and how to get started with unsecured business loans.
What are unsecured business loans?
Unsecured business loans are loans that don’t require any collateral to secure the loan. This means that the lender is taking on more risk by lending money without any assets to back up the loan. As a result, unsecured business loans typically come with higher interest rates and stricter eligibility requirements. However, they can be a good option for small business owners who don’t have collateral to offer but still need funding.
Who Can Apply For Unsecured Business Loans?
Retailers are one of the types of businesses that can apply for unsecured business loans. This includes businesses that sell products or services directly to consumers, such as clothing stores, grocery stores, etc. However, lenders may have specific requirements for retailers, such as a minimum amount of time in business or a certain level of revenue.
Unsecured business loans can be a great option for retailers who need funding for inventory, marketing, or other business expenses. These loans do not require collateral, which means that the borrower does not have to put up any assets as security. Instead, lenders rely on the borrower’s creditworthiness and business performance to determine eligibility and loan terms.
2. Logistics Companies
Logistics companies are another type of business that can apply for unsecured business loans. These companies specialize in the transportation and distribution of goods, and may include freight forwarders, shipping companies and warehouse operators. Unsecured business loans can help these companies cover expenses such as:
- high-tech equipment purchases
- inventory management
- employee salaries
- additional vehicles
- larger facilities
- expanding to new regions
3. Manufacturing Companies
Manufacturing companies are also eligible to apply for unsecured business loans. These companies produce goods and products, and may include industries such as food and beverage, textiles, and electronics. Unsecured business loans can help manufacturing companies cover expenses such as:
- raw materials
- equipment upgrades
- larger premises
- expanding their teams
- taking on new, large accounts
- developing new products
4. Service Industry
Service industry businesses, such as restaurants, salons, and consulting firms, can also benefit from unsecured business loans. These businesses often have high overhead costs, such as rent, utilities and employee salaries, and may need additional funding to cover unexpected expenses or to expand their operations. Unsecured business loans can provide the necessary capital without requiring collateral, making them a viable option for service industry businesses. In addition, unsecured business loans can be used to:
- open new branches
- upgrade existing branches
- hire new staff
- invest in technology and equipment
- training and development
The bottom line is that almost any business can apply for unsecured business loans. To be eligible, you must meet the minimum requirements:
- You must have been trading for a minimum of 12 months
- You must have made over R1 million in sales within the past 12 months
- You are a registered PTY LTD
- You have been trading from the same premises for at least 1 year
All of the above demonstrates to our lenders you are stable, liquid and able to pay back a loan in the agreed upon time period.
Meet the minimum requirements? Great, apply now for unsecured business loans.