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Banking and NBFC finance still remain the mainstay of India’s small and medium enterprises. Business loan help your small business grow, allowing you to invest in infrastructure, operations, and plant and machinery. Moreover, business loans can also be a veritable medium of maintaining Business for critical business operations.
Customized business loans are a new category of business loans that are tailored to meet the specific needs of a new-age business or startup. These loans offer your enterprise the opportunity to scale and give it the competitive edge necessary for success in today’s world.
What is a business loan?
A business loan is basically a borrowed amount of capital that is used for an investment in a new or existing business set up. Whether small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or large businesses, it is absolutely important to understand how these loans work.
From the people involved, the formalities, benefits, to the risks, terms and conditions – all the aspects require your utmost attention before you proceed to take a loan. Proceed and learn about them below with us!
Features of Lendingkart Business Loan
Lendingkart offers customized business loans for small and medium businesses in India. Our loans are free from the bureaucratic red tape that often accompanies bank loans and have a very straightforward application, approval and disbursal process.
We have designed a fast and efficient digital interface that minimizes human interaction and thus helps in speeding up the whole ‘taking a business loan’ process.
We offer business loans of ₹ 50,000 up to ₹ 2 Crore to eligible SMEs. Our wider loan window increases the chances of business loan approval and provides you the funds needed for growth and expansion of your venture.
We have taken loan processing times to the next level through our Online Only loan application process. It allows us to by-pass a lot of manual work and provide same-day loan approvals.
Lendingkart’s offers business loans faster than the 59 Minute Business Loan scheme. With our online business loan processing, you can get a business loan within 3 days as opposed to 8-10 days taken by banks.
A business loan from Lendingkart does not put your valuable assets on risk. We offer unsecured business loans that do not require any collateral or security. So, you don’t have to worry about developing your capital assets anymore.
Lendingkart uses proprietary big data and machine learning tools to determine the lowest interest rates on business loans, on a case to case basis. This means, the interest rates you get from Lendingkart are the best ones available for your business.
Our loan tenure of minimum 1 month and maximum 36 months, vastly extends the credit relief for your business. If you are facing temporary Business problems, a business loan tenure of 6 months or more can give you the necessary buffer for resolving operational issues.
Lendingkart business loans promise zero hidden costs and charges. We only levy a one-time processing fee of 2-3% based on your loan ask and that’s all. This allows you to retain more of the principal amount for business growth.
Last but not the least, Lendingkart business loans can be repaid in monthly or bi-weekly EMIs. Our EMI options allow you to pace your repayments as per your invoicing and sales cycle, for example, if your sales are going great, you can repay your business loan two times faster with the bi-weekly EMI option.
Benefits of Business Loan by Lendingkart
Business loans from Lendingkart are enable you to redraw your business strategies for matching today’s agile work environments. Here are the benefits of taking a business loan from an NBFC like Lendingkart.
– Faster processing:
Faster processing means faster credit for your business, allowing you to explore new horizons and exploit opportunities as they come your way. A timely business loan can expand your marketing potential, speed up your operations, and eventually increase your profit margins.
– Preserving your ownership:
Since it is an unsecured business loan, you are at no risk of losing valuable assets or giving up precious company stock in lieu of investment. So, a Lendingkart business loan allows you to preserve your ownership while also providing you with the funds to grow your enterprise.
– Streamlines your cash flow:
Lendingkart business loans increase your window of opportunity by providing both capital and time for you to streamline your cash flow and get into profitable territory. These loans allow you to strike a balance between your Business fund and company capital fund by providing investment that can be repaid in instalments.
– Improve your credit score:
An NBFC loan from Lendingkart is the best way to improve your business credit score as we report loan accounts to all credit bureaus. Moreover, a business loan with Lendingkart is especially beneficial for companies witnessing a recent dip in credit score due to unforeseen market conditions.
|Customized Interest Rates||1.5 to 2% per month|
|Loan Tenure||up to 36 months|
|Eligibility Criteria||> ₹ 90,000 turn over for 3 Months|
|Loan Amount||₹ 50,000 – ₹ 2 crore|
|Installments||Flexible Monthly / Bi-weekly|
**Pre-closures are only allowed after the first EMI is paid in full
Eligibility Criteria for Business Loan
Lendingkart has kept the eligibility requirements to the bare essentials in order to process business loans faster. We do not require too many documents or unnecessary paperwork that can hold-up the loan approval process.
- An established business that has been in operations for more than 6 months.
- A minimum turnover of ₹ 90,000 or more in the 3 months preceding your loan application.
- The business should not fall under blacklisted / excluded list for SBA finance.
- The physical location of your enterprises should not be in the negative location list.
- Trusts, NGOs and charitable institutions are not eligible for small business loans.
Documents Required for a Business loan
|Proprietorship||Partnership||Pvt. Ltd. / LLP / One Person Company|
|Bank statement (12 months)|
|Business registration proof|
|Proprietor(s) PAN Card Copy|
|Proprietor(s) Aadhar Card Copy|
|Partnership Deed Copy|
|Company PAN Card Copy|
3 simple steps to your Business loan
Simply enter your personal, business and financial info to receive a business loan offer.
Upload digital copies of your documents in a single step process for verification.
Receive your business loan approval and disbursal within 3 working days.
Types of Business Loans
Most people have the misconception that only banks and government institutions can sanction business loans. The truth is, there are several type of business investments available in the market that can be considered as a business loan. It is important that a small or medium enterprise owner knows about these business loan types in order to get funding through proper channels for his/her company.
Here’s a list of six most common types of Business Loan for SMEs
Bank Overdraft / Credit Line:
This facility is available from both banks and online lenders. It allows a revolving credit facility, in which a businessman can withdraw money up to a sanctioned limit from their business account, even if the actual account balance is lower. The excess amount is considered as a business loan, which can be repaid by depositing the same, plus interest, in the account.
Business owners can also raise funds by divesting their share in the company in lieu of capital investment. While a popular choice in more advanced markets like the United States, equity funding is a less preferred option in Indian investment market by SMEs, as it accompanies the risk of ownership dilution. In case of equity funding, a business owner can retain the option for buy back of shares in order to get back to preferred ownership levels, once the investment objectives have been met.
These loans have a smaller-ticket size owing to the shorter repayment window. Generally, a short-term loan is given for a period ranging between 3 to 18 months as these loans are meant for working capital finance and limited capital investment. However, Lendingkart offers short-term business loans for a period of 1 to 24 months, increasing the convenience of credit for small and medium enterprises in India.
Equipment finance is a popular means of improving cash flow and working capital. Equipment financing is the use of a loan or lease for purchasing or borrowing hard assets. It is a type of secured business loan because the lender has rights over the equipment in case of a default.
Loan on Accounts Receivables
Also known as invoice financing, these are very short-term credits, given in lieu of accounts receivables. The shortcoming of this kind of business loans is that they can only be availed by SMEs with commercial customers. The loans tenure generally ends on the invoice due date and require full payment along with interest and processing charges.
Factoring / Advances
Under this arrangement the money is paid in advance by the factor company to the business for an accounts receivable. However, instead of paying the full amount, a percentage of amount, usually 70% to 90% of the invoice value, is paid. The rest is retained to cover unforeseen charges, breakage, delivery and quality errors. For this kind of business loans, both the buying and selling companies have to come onboard and work with a factoring company.
A supplier who has provided goods or services to your business, but is yet to be paid, is considered a trade creditor. It is a very common arrangement for conducting day-to-day business activities between buyers, suppliers and service providers with long working relationships. The amount due to a trade creditor can also be considered as a very short-term business loan.
Business Loan EMI and How to Calculate It
Business Loan EMI
Different types of business loans can be repaid in different ways. One of the easiest ways to repay a business loan is through Equated Monthly Instalments (EMIs). Your loan is divided into equal fixed sums that are paid on a monthly basis till the full repayment of the loan.
An EMI consists of two parts, the principal loan amount and the accrued interest. Small and medium businesses find it easier to repay business loans with EMIs, as the method allows them to fund expensive assets and expansions without straining their smaller operating budgets.
NBFC loan providers like Lendingkart offer flexible business loan EMIs that can help you repay a business loan two-times faster by opting for bi-weekly repayments. With auto-renewal also on offer by Lendingkart, faster repayments mean quicker access to refinance for the same amount or a larger business loan.
How to Calculate Business Loan EMI?
The Business Loan EMI calculation is done on the basis of a simple formula i.e.
E = P x r x (1+r)n/(1+r)n-1
‘E’ is the EMI
‘P’ represents the loan amount
‘r’ stands for the interest rate offered on a monthly basis
‘n’ is the duration of the loan
A business loan EMI calculator is a digital version of this formula, that allows you to calculate EMI amount through a web interface. The business loan EMI calculator can help you understand the breakdown of interest and principal loan amount, thus, allowing you to decide the layout of your cash resource planning.
Do’s and don’t’s of Business loans
A business loan can be a great source of capital for the growth of your venture, but, it can also be a path to ruin if you do not plan certain aspects with care. SME loans tend to have a shorter repayment cycle, which means applying for too high a loan amount will inadvertently increase your EMI amount.
If your business runs into a period of low sales or your invoices get delayed, servicing the loan can become difficult and cause a debt pileup. Therefore, there are some things you should consider before applying for a business loan.
Have you explored all other options for managing your Business?
When you go for a business loan, it is because you need capital to fund a critical task. However, a business loan is not the only way to fund your working capital needs, asset acquisition or new business unit. You can also get the necessary investment by adopting cost reduction mechanisms, increasing production and sales to a limited extent, or by using the money in your contingency fund.
So, consider all your financial options carefully before applying for a business loan. Sometimes it may turn out that you did not need a business loan at all and have ended up with a commercial debt for no reason.
How do you intend to use the loan money?
Deciding how you are going to use the loan amount beforehand can put your business on the front foot, immediately after you receive the loan funds. The money can go directly into funding critical tasks. You can even pre-empt the operationalisation of your growth plans if you have previous working relationship with the lender.
For example, Lendingkart business loans can be renewed upon full repayment, so, you can start a new project immediately after finishing the current one, as your working relationship with Lendingkart will ensure a renewal. On the other hand, not planning ahead can sometimes lead to wastage of loan funds, as they get used for non-critical tasks.
For example, you may end up using your working capital loan money for paying an existing debt or for purchasing plant and machinery, which will then create a void in your working capital funds.
Does it benefit your business?
Lastly, any form of capital investment should benefit your business. If you have a plan for repaying the loan and also have an intended use-case for the loan money, but it is not providing meaningful growth to your operations, you should probably think again about taking a business loan. So, sit with your financial planners, operational heads and other business advisors to chart a strategy for growth before you apply for your first business loan.
Business Loan FAQs:
Yes, we have a very fast loan-lending process with three steps. Application submission, Approval and Disbursal. This process takes a maximum up to three days while banks may take 8-10 working days.
On the other hand, we have very reasonable and lower interest rates. Also, we don’t require any collateral or property for security. It makes our loans unsecured and less risky for you.
We do not take any additional penalty for a loan foreclosure and there are no hidden payments and charges with our business loans.
The EMI is calculated using the simple formula:
Where,‘E’ is the EMI
‘P’ represents the loan amount availed
‘r’ represents the monthly interest rate
‘n’ is the duration of the loan
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Business Loan News:
Over 1.5 lakh kiranas opted for MSME registration since inclusion of wholesale, retail trades under MSMEs
There has been a drive from the Government of India for MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) registration since the launch of the Udyam portal for easy online registration since the inclusion of wholesale and retail stores in 2021.
The response has been overwhelming and 158,318 grocery or general stores known as neighbourhood kiranas have registered themselves as MSME’s in the Udyam portal. The direct benefit of registration has been the inclusion of the registered MSME’s under the scheme of priority sector lending (PSL) by banks. PSL is the provision of loans at concessional rates for weaker sections of the population. This moves brings the retail and wholesale traders back under the MSME fold after being removed in 2017.
For the moment, these traders shall be eligible for PSL loans only and not the other MSME benefits. This sector has helped the Udyam portal achieve and surpass the 1 crore mark for registrations.
News updated Date: 11th August 2022
With Hike in RBI repo rate, Retail and Small biz loans are all set to get Costlier
The ground-breaking decision by RBI to increase the repo rate by 50 basis points has created shock waves among small businesses, retail borrowers and a specific category of corporate customers, as they now have to pay more in interest payouts. The loans linked with the repo rate, such as the floating rate loans, are automatically re-priced. An important point to note here is that new loans will bear the brunt of this change in the repo rate. Whereas existing loans would take some time that is the reset day at which the increased interest rate would be applied to them.
RBI has directed the banks to reset the loan interest rates every three months as they arelinked to external benchmarks. Coincidentally, this is the second hike in repo rate, the most recent hike happened in May when the RBI increased the repo rate by 40 basis points. Experts say that the increased interest rates will have a direct effect on loans that are associated with the external benchmarks. Some examples are home loans and Small & Medium enterprise loans.
News updated Date: 17th June 2022
Bank Credit Has Grown By Twice The Amount In March-2022
CareEdge reported that the Bank Credit Growth has nearly doubled in March 2022, propelled by Retail and Financial Year Closing. It has risen by 9.6% year on year and grown by 402 bps compared to the 5.6% last year. There are some of the factors that played a role in this were retail loans, a rise in working capital loans, increased inflation, and boosted capital by corporates from banks. This has been quite a growth after outshining Deposit Growth after 2.5 years. Credit offtake of 9.6% y-o-y for the fortnight concluded on Mach 25 this year is better than 5.3 to 6.7 in the first H1FY22. With the gradual relaxation of COVID restrictions, the development of bank credit has resumed. The Union Budget 2022-23 is said to aim to expand CAPEX and infrastructure, and thus, credit offtake will also increase.
News Updated Date: 27-05-2022
Lendingkart Partners with Amazon India
Fintech start-up Lendingkart and e-commerce company Amazon India, two brilliant players in their fields, have initiated a partnership to support the sellers who dream to prosper digitally. Lendingkart will provide the registered sellers of Amazon India with collateral-free loan facilities that ensure a lower interest rate, flexible repayment options, and minimal formalities. Manish Bhatia, the president of Lendingkart, stated that the businesses are increasing in online platforms. It will be an excellent opportunity for Lendingkart to access high-growth segments collaborating with Amazon India. Lendingkart will have a chance to offer loans to 800k MSME sellers and more than 50 lakh MSME merchants on the platform of Amazon. The director of Amazon Pay India said that their prime goal is to benefit the sellers with hassle-free capital access. They hope this tie-up will be of great help for the growing businesses to prosper.
Updated Date: 25-02-2022
Lendingkart – Bank of Maharashtra Partnership to Offer Economical Credit to MSMEs
Lendingkart on Tuesday said that the fintech company and Bank of Maharashtra have partnered to offer small-ticket MSME loans. This partnership helps MSME borrowers to get easy access to economic credit.
Powered by the ‘zero-touch,’ Lendingkart’s ‘2gthr‘ platform facilitates NBFCs and banks to onboard and disburse unsecured business loans up to ₹10 lakh to MSMEs in a hassle-free manner. Co-lenders can also underwrite business loan applications using the cash-flow-based assessment model ‘cred8’.
To distribute MSME loans, Lendingkart’s origination platform ‘xlr8’ will distribute loans to MSME borrowers through multi-channel strategies.
Harshvardhan Lunia, CEO, and co-founder, Lendingkart, said that the partnership would address the credit gap that exists in the financial service market. In addition, the partnership will help MSMEs to achieve higher growth in their respective sector. A S Rajeev, managing director and CEO of Bank of Maharashtra, said that the partnership would make significant loans disbursement affordable.
Bank of Maharashtra is now adopting digital channels that will pave the path for sustainable growth of the bank’s MSME credit portfolio. The partnership will also benefit customers and help achieve the common goal of contributing to the country’s GDP growth.
Updated Date: 07-02-2022
The 2022 Union Budget Must Support MSME Recovery
The Covid-19 pandemic has done some unprecedented damage to the economy. Although many sectors are coming back to normalcy, unfortunately, MSME is not one of them. This sector has high expectations from the Union budget 2022.
The biggest challenge small businesses face today is the cash crunch and credit facility. RBI announced many liquidity measures to help the MSME sector, such as Targeted Long-Term Repo Updations Partial Credit Guarantee Scheme. In addition, there was a revision of the definition of MSME by RBI. All these steps look good on paper, but in reality, new-age fintech NBFCs can’t take advantage of these.
The budget must make the path to pursue better implementation and have a look at transitions of schemes.
Since Public Sector Banks (PSBs) are not considered a good option by many MSMEs players. Fintech players are a good option as they provide easy and affordable loans.
MSME sector hopes that with the right amount of thrust given by the government in Financial Year 23, they can get revived pretty soon.
Updated Date: 26-01-2022
ECLGS is expected to receive an extension until March 2023
The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme will likely get an extension for another financial year.
India suffered a lot during the first and the second wave of the coronavirus. The waves had a huge impact on MSMEs. With rising uncertainties of the Omicron variant, ECLGS extension is expected. Originally, the extension was supposed to end on the 31st March 2022
ECLGS was launched as a part of Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The scheme encompasses guaranteed additional working capital finance in the form of a term loan to MSMEs.
The initial amount announced under the scheme was INR 3 trillion. The amount was then raised to INR 4.5 trillion in June. Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the raised package worth INR 6.29 trillion.
A government official has informed the media house that the extension is under consideration with some modifications. INR 1.6 trillion is still available under the scheme.
Hence, this ECGLS extension is expected to cover the distress caused by the lockdown and provide much-needed support to the MSMEs.
Updated Date: 05-01-2022
The credit demand surges to a new high
The NBFCs or Non-Banking Finance Companies like IIFL, Edelweiss, and Shriram Transport which had been struggling constantly to conserve their capital recently have come up with a decision to open wallets. They are trying to lend as high as Rs 4 thousand crores per month. The country’s biggest lender and mortgagee HDFC Ltd has also witnessed a big increase in the demand for home loans which was quite similar to the pre-covid era. It was also seen that the new trend for various kinds of loans for purchasing construction equipment and trucks is seeing a new high in this pandemic times. Further, the rise in infrastructure spending by the governments as well as capital expenditure by some of the private companies is in demand too. Retail credit demand is also on track now.
Updated Date: 24-09-2021
Credit to various sector affected by pandemic and lockdown
As per the Quarterly Basic Statistical Returns report by the RBI, credit growth to various sectors have seen a low due to the pandemic while few have seen growth as well. The credit to industrial sector was in the negative zone while there was strong growth in personal loans and working capital loans in the form of cash credit which accounted around one-thirds of total credit in 2020-21. This is an representation of the fact that businesses and livelihoods have been severely affected by the pandemic as well the lockdown as people have been struggling to gather means to survive.
The data further showed that private sector banks recorded higher loan growth than public sector banks. The credit to the household sector also sees a boom by around 11% and thereby this sectors total credit share also increased as compared to previous years. Credit to private corporate sector has been seeing a decline since 6 quarters now.
The banks in rural and semi-urban areas have recorded good credit growth over the last 4 quarters whereas the branches in metropolitan cities have taken a hit in terms of total credit share. This showcases the fact that the need for loans in time of the pandemic is being recognised in the rural areas as well.
Updated Date: 05-07-2021
Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) to receive ₹1.15 Lakh Cr boost
The Union Finance Ministry had started the ECLGS (Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme) in May last year. The initiative began as part of the Prime Minister’s AatmaNirbhar Bharat package.
According to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, ECLGS 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 were able to disburse credit up to ₹2.69 lakh crore to 1.1 Cr from public banks.
The Finance Minister, on Monday, announced an additional ₹1.15 Lakh cr for ECLGS. The initiative is meant to offer 100% credit guarantee to lenders that offer loans to businesses that suffered because of COVID 19, who are unable to meet their working capital requirements. The Government will also include private banks and NBFCs in the attempt. She also said that the existing admissible limit of credit guarantee on loans will be raised from 25%. The sector-wise details on the project are yet to be released.
The Minister also announced that the Government will increase the cap of admissible credit guarantee will increase from ₹3 lakh crore to ₹4.5 lakh crore.
The Government also plans to launch other schemes with a view to assisting businesses. Countries like the UK see Aatmanirbhar Bharat as a scheme with great potential.
Updated Date: 01-07-2021
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