The Commercial Overdraft is designed for working capital and other fluctuating finance requirements. It's not suitable for asset funding purposes. Our range of Equipment Finance and business and commercial term loan facilities are more appropriate for longer-term asset funding.
If you want to fix your interest rates, we can convert your variable loan to a fixed loan. A renegotiation fee may apply and the appropriate documentation must be executed before the fixed interest rate applies.
The Business Loan is designed to fund capital expenditure for longer-term investment and/or business purposes (e.g. property purchase). A Commercial Overdraft may be more appropriate for cash flow funding.
You can change to a principal and interest amortising facility or to an interest-in-advance facility at the end of a fixed interest rate term. If the repayment type is changed during the fixed interest rate term, break costs may be incurred.
A Business Loan with a variable rate would better suit this purpose. You can’t add to the principal balance of a Business Loan with a fixed rate during the fixed interest rate period. If more than one drawing is required while the rate is fixed for a period of time, break costs may be incurred.
You can make lump sum principal repayments to a Business Loan with a variable rate at any time without incurring a penalty cost. If you have a Business Loan with a fixed rate, lump sum principal payments can be made at the end of the fixed interest period without penalty cost. However, lump sum principal repayments made during the fixed interest term may be subject to a break cost and/or fees.