Term Loan

Borrow now, invest for growth, pay back over time

The financing your business needs, on a fixed repayment timeline.

What is a Term Loan

A term loan is a type of loan that has a fixed repayment schedule and a set maturity date. It involves borrowing a specific amount of money from a lender, which is then repaid over a predetermined period in regular instalments. The loan can be used for various purposes, such as purchasing assets, funding projects, expanding a business, or refinancing existing debt.

How does a Term Loan work

  1. Application: borrower applies and is approved for a specific loan amount, interest rate, and term.
  2. Advance: the loan amount is given to the borrower, often as a lump sum.
  3. Repayment: the borrower pays back the loan in regular instalments, covering both principal and interest.
  4. Interest: interest is calculated on the remaining balance, fixed or variable based on terms.
  5. Maturity: the loan is fully repaid by the end of the set term (maturity date).
  6. Prepayment: some loans allow early repayment with potential penalties.
  7. Collateral: some loans require assets as security.
  8. Late payments: missed payments lead to fees and credit score impact.
  9. Impact: successful repayment boosts credit history.

The benefits of a Term Loan

  • Structured repayment: clear repayment schedule simplifies budgeting and financial planning.
  • Long-term financing: ideal for significant investments and projects that require substantial upfront capital.
  • Predictable costs: fixed interest rates ensure stable, predictable monthly payments.
  • Lower rates: longer terms can come with lower interest rates, reducing overall borrowing costs.
  • Credit building: timely payments enhance credit history and boost credit score.

Term loans suit various needs, but careful consideration of terms and capacity to repay is essential before agreeing to one. Consider these advantages carefully in relation to your financial needs before committing to a term loan.

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