Currently many types of term loans are available, such as short-term loan, long-term loan and other small business loans. An entrepreneur can avail these loans according to his/her requirements and economical position. Mainly the loan tenure for a short term loan is 12 months and for long-term loan it goes up to 5 years.
Term loans are divided into two parts, unsecured business loans and secured business loans. In secured loans, the collateral or security can be a certain property, machinery or a business ground and they will usually possess lower interest rates as compared to an unsecured one. Most of the business loans are unsecured loans and do not require any collateral or security to be submitted to banks or NBFCs.
Working Capital Loan
Get small business loan and working capital loan to overcome the day-to-day financial requirements of enterprises. The daily expenditure of enterprises include paying-off salaries, buying raw materials, paying rent, undertaking trainings, etc.
MUDRA Loan Under PMMY
Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency (MUDRA) loan is a funding provided by most of the leading banks to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) nationwide. Under the Pradhan Mantri MUDRA Yojana, loans of minimum Rs. 50,000 and maximum of Rs. 10 lakh are provided to start an enterprise or an SME unit. Through the Mudra Loan Yojana, the Government wants to ensure that proper funding is provided to first-time entrepreneurs or existing business owners.
PMMY is a scheme launched by Government of India to offer funds up to Rs. 10 lakh to non-farm small/micro enterprises and non-corporate companies. Mudra loan scheme is divided into three categories named as Shishu, Kishore & Tarun wherein these loans are offered by Private Sector Banks, Public Sector Banks, Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), etc. Small business loans are also offered under this scheme.
Loans for Self-employed Entrepreneurs
This is the most popular category among all as the loans for self-employed entrepreneurs are taken in large numbers. The loan amount can range anywhere between Rs. 50,000 being the minimum and can reach up to 10 crore. The interest rate offered depends on the financial history of the applicant and is decided by the lenders as per their discretion.
Stand-up India scheme was introduced by Government of India to provide funding to people who come under SC/ST category and women entrepreneurs. The primary purpose of this scheme is to help banks in offering loans between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs. 1 crore to at least one SC/ST borrower and at least one women entrepreneur per bank branch in enabling them to set-up their own enterprise.
Startup India Scheme is an initiative by the Government of India that offers financing and handholding support to Startup entities for growth and expansion. Additional key functions include promotion of Startups, wealth creation and employment generation. To avail benefits of government schemes, an entity needs to be recognized as a Startup by applying on Startup India Mobile App/portal and obtaining the certificate of recognition.
Invoice discounting is a financial instrument offered by banks and NBFCs. Bill discounting is a source of working capital finance for the seller of goods on credit. it is a discount which, a financial institution takes from a seller’s customer. Through the payment being made by letter of credit, buyer has the option of buying goods from the seller. Bills that come under bill discounting are termed as ‘bills of exchange’.
Letter of Credit
Letter of credit is a payment instrument used mainly in international trade in which bank provides monetary guarantee to enterprises which deal in import and export of goods. Letter of credit is used for both import and export of goods. Enterprises doing businesses overseas have to deal with unknown suppliers and they require assurance of payment before performing any transaction. Therefore, letter of credit is important to provide payment assurance to the suppliers or exporters.
Point of Sale
Point of Sale Loan is a type of funding wherein merchants offer their customers some financial assistance at point of their purchase. This funding is provided in order to assist their customers in buying a product or service from their shop. Business owners, enterprises, MSMEs, entrepreneurs, retailers can avail Loan against POS machines to start a new business or to manage their existing businesses. Point of Sale Loan is also termed as Merchant Cash Advance in which the loan amount depends on business volume generated via POS terminals.
An overdraft means overdrawing money from ones’ current/savings account. In simpler words, an account holder takes out more money that has been deposited in the account. An agreed rate of interest will be charged, if the overdrawn amount is within the limits of a preceding agreement.