Too often we tend to think of loans too narrowly in terms of who can and should use them. This is itself symptomatic of a larger problem regarding the way we imagine finance as an amorphous, intangible and, for too many, incomprehensible game played by the monied and mathematically-minded alone. In fact, finance has real, tangible impacts on our lives, and properly planning for and financing one’s future with loans can help you achieve things you never thought possible.
Here are four examples of what loans can be used for, and how they can be made more accessible to those who need them.
If you are looking to start a business, there is a good chance that you’ll need some startup capital to get your ideas off the ground. One mistake that far too many new companies make, however, is not planning past that initial starting point. Sure, you’ve successfully gotten your business off the ground and balanced the books for the first couple of months, but how are you going to keep it that way? How are you going to make it grow?
These are the types of questions which lenders who specialise in business planning can help solve.
What’s more, the best business lenders can provide that information to anyone. You don’t have to be a mega corporation. On the contrary, in a world dominated by huge conglomerates, it is vital for mom-and-pop shops and small businesses to get the lending and business planning insight necessary to compete and survive.
If you are looking to buy a home, you will almost certainly need to take out a loan. If you are unclear about the process, you can ask a lending officer who specialises in home loans for help. Your age, income, family status, and other factors may all play a critical role in determining where you sit regarding a home loan. What’s more, lending officers can help you cut through the red tape and get the loan you need to finalise the purchase of a new home that much sooner.
Maybe you’re looking to purchase a new home with the intent not of living in it, but refurbishing it, and potentially reselling it on the market.
If you think that’s strictly the domain of market professionals, think again. Test cricketer Steve Smith worked with Mango Credit head Yanis Derums to work through the details of such a move in 2016. More information can be found here:https://www.domain.com.au/news/steve-smiths-new-innings-at-a-knockdownrebuild-in-balmain-20160128-gmfrvi/. Quality lending and finance firms such as these can thus help outsiders gain a better understanding of the resale market for homes both in their present state as well as part of a knock-down-rebuild package.
Then again, maybe you just need to make ends meet this billing cycle. If so, the best lenders in Australia have special loan packages designed specifically to help you make ends meet until payday.
Lending information and insight isn’t just for major companies. Take control of your financial future with lending insights and advice in Australia today.