Small Business Loans

Fast finance for your small business.

Small business, big plans? We’ll help you get ahead of the game with a Small Business Loan application that’s simple and fast.

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I need the loan:

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Here's how it works

Complete the easy online application anytime, anywhere.

We'll get back to you with a decision in seconds.

If approved, the money could be in your account in a matter of days. That's fast!

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What we offer

  • A decision in seconds

    Applying online is easy and we’ll get back to you quickly to let you know if your loan’s approved. We can then have the money in your account in a matter of days, so you can get on with your plans quick smart.

  • Borrow up to $250,000

    How much do you need? You can apply for an unsecured business loan up to $75,000 or a partially secured business loan up to $250,000.

  • More than a loan

    From working capital to cashflow to business debt consolidation, we can help with all kinds of business finance. Our team of business lending experts will help find what works best for you.

What our customers say

"The online application was easy ... It's great finding a bank that walks the talk and is there to help entrepreneurs like us."

Richard Liew

Founder of NZ Entrepreneur,
Open for Business customer


Why choose Heartland?

100,000+

customers we have helped on their journey


100%

for New Zealand


140+

years' experience managing Kiwi's money


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I would like to borrow:

My yearly business turnover is:

I need the loan:

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Questions? We have answers

1. In general we will request business financials (if available) and 3 months of business bank statements.

2. We need to be able to establish a debt servicing position and interest rates vary from 9.5% to 16% (p.a) depending on your credit score and the serviceability of the loan.

Of course! Though it’s worth noting that if you are starting a business we will request a business plan, cash flow projections and 3 months of personal bank statements.
Unsecured loans have a max term of 60 months. However this is dependent on meeting our lending criteria. Secured loans have a max term of 5 years but can go up to 7 years in certain circumstances.
The rate is dependent on (1) the credit score of the borrower and any guarantors, (2) servicing position of the loan, (3) the purpose of the loan (e.g. working capital or an asset purchase).
Yes you can, just complete our online application and our business lending specialist will get in touch with you to discuss your best options.
Every start-up will have unique requirements which means we need to take into account the different circumstances of every application. Please give us a call to discuss your loan as you won’t be able to get an automated decision.
The minimum business loan application is $10,000. There is no maximum; however we will require additional information for any loan above $75,000.
We usually require a copy of the business financial statements to assess a loan application. If the application is successful we will require some additional supporting information such as identification.
We have to show that the application is affordable and that the business can make the repayments for the loan you are applying for. If you are purchasing a business we will look into the business performance as well as any external income you or any guarantors may be earning.
Once your application is approved, we need to verify the information you provided and conduct any additional credit checks that may be required. We’ll talk to you about the loan terms and rate, the loan funds will then be paid to your nominated bank account.
The online application will take around 3 minutes.
Interest rates vary between 9.50% to 16% (p.a) depending on a range of factors. Once you have completed the online application our lending specialists will discuss interest rates and repayments with you.
If you are purchasing a new start-up franchise, we will in most cases require external income from your either yourself or a guarantor. If you are taking over an existing franchise then we will assess the financials of the business that you are buying. If you can show the repayments are affordable based on the current financials of the business then we may not require external income.
If you are purchasing an existing business we will ask for the financials of the business being bought, a business plan, cash flow projections and 3 months of personal bank statements.

Prefer to talk directly to one of our business specialists?