What is a business overdraft?
An overdraft is an approved amount of additional funds (or 'line of credit') attached to your business transaction account, which you can access whenever you need to.
Managing cashflow can be one of the biggest challenges for businesses. With a business overdraft you can get access to extra funds which can be repaid at any time.
Why choose a business overdraft?
- Flexible line of credit linked to your business transaction account
- Use or repay funds at any time (within the approved limit)
- Only pay interest on the overdraft amount you use
- Fast unsecured choice for existing customers.
Benefits for your business
Quick access to extra funds to manage payments and expenses
Expand your business by using extra funds to tender for larger jobs
Negotiate better terms and discounts with suppliers using the overdraft for larger upfront payments
Access funds to pay bills while you’re waiting to receive payments
Who can apply?
- A business entity or an individual 18 years and above, domiciled in Australia; and
- Requires the funding for business or investment purposes other than investment in residential property; and
- Meets the credit criteria and credit policy requirements under an applicable offer for this product.
How to apply
Check the eligibility criteria and have your business financials handy.
Submit an enquiry and we’ll be in touch.
Receive a response
If your application’s approved, you’ll receive a contract to sign.
Start using your overdraft
The funds will be available around one business day after you return the signed contract.
What’s the difference between an overdraft and a business loan?
A business loan is a lump sum paid into your transaction account. An overdraft is a pre-agreed amount you can access if your bank balance drops below zero.
A business loan may suit your business if you need funding for things such as a business acquisition, start-up costs, capital investment, property acquisition or development, or refinancing other lending.
A business overdraft may help relieve the strain on your cash flow, by supplying funds to cover expenses (such as buying stock and paying invoices and wages) until you get paid by your customers.
Secured and unsecured overdrafts: what’s the difference?
If you want access to less than $250k, an unsecured business overdraft may suit your needs. An unsecured overdraft can provide more funds in your business transaction account, without you having to offer a specific asset (such as a property) as security against the ‘loan.’ Please note that a director’s guarantee will be needed if you’re a corporate borrower.
If you’re looking for an amount above $250k, you could consider a secured business overdraft. This means we give you access to more funds in your business transaction account, and you provide security for the overdraft with a specific asset.
Frequently asked questions
Some important points to consider before applying:
Depending on your circumstances, business loans can be unsecured or require security in the form of residential property, commercial property, or other security. A guarantee will also be required by company directors for corporate borrowers.
All borrowers, owners, directors, and guarantors must have clear credit records. All statutory payments and ATO liabilities need to be up to date and not under arrangement.
Banking and borrowing history
Existing bank accounts and lending products must be within their approved limits.
Your business must be registered in Australia.
Things you should know
Credit criteria, fees, charges, terms, and conditions apply. Talk to your banker for product details.
1. Rates vary depending on a number of factors, such as the type of security provided.
2. Eligibility, credit criteria and type of security determine how much you can borrow.
3. Charged at the beginning of the month. Other fees may apply.