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Funding made reasonable: a quick guide to fixed business loan interest rates
Wed 24 April 2019 - 11:28 amFinance | Industry Finance
There is nothing more vexing than trying to bring your dream business to life, yet funding stands in your way like an ill-created bump in the road.
However, there are many options that can give you the financial push that you need without you having to sell your soul and your right kidney.
Fixed business loan interest rates can be your knight in financial armor, so keep on reading to know all about them.
What Are Business Loan Interest Rates?
Let start with the basics, and that is business loan interest rates in general.
The interest rates for business loans usually fluctuate with the health of the economy.
When the economy is flourishing and the value of money is going up, interest rates follow through and rise as well.
On the other hand, when the economy is down in the dumps and the value of money is heading straight for the trash, then the interest rates go down.
In this case, the Reserve Bank of Australia will push the interest rates down.
Which, in turn, will encourage lending and provide affordable loans to businesses like yours.
Of course, lenders (like any bank) like to make a profit, so they’ll add a percentage to the prime rate and that number will be the offered interest rate.
In order to know whether the rates you’re being offered are fair enough or not, compare the Reserve Bank’s cash rate and the rates you’re getting.
But keep in mind that the rate might fluctuate depending on several factors like your company’s credit history, the industry you’re working in and its degree of risk, and the amount of money requested.
What Is a Fixed Interest Rate Loan?
Think about fixed interest rates for business loans as an umbrella term with many classifications of lending products underneath it.
These loans have fixed rates, which means that as the years go by your interest stays the same.
The fixed interest keeps your installments constant, regardless of the fluctuations of the economy.
There is a slew of loans specifically for small business owners, so make sure you stay savvy with your business loan selection.
What Are the Benefits of Fixed Interest Rate Business Loans?
The benefits here are almost endless, with the crowning jewel of receiving a steady, fixed invoice from your lender.
Your interest rates won’t increase if the economy goes up, and the installment amount won’t rise as well.
However, to utilize this benefit, make sure your loan is not a balloon loan, which will ask you for higher payments towards the end of your loan term.
The beauty of a fixed interest rate business loan is its predictability, and in the financial word this type of certainty equals a zero risk rate.
For a small business, the lower the risk, the higher the chances of success and growth.
Ready for Your Business to Grow?
By using fixed business loan interest rates to your benefit, your business will grow and expand with a solid financial foundation.
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