At Spotcap, we made our application process as clear and simple as possible for our clients. In this article, we’ll go through the steps in detail so you know exactly what to expect when you apply for finance with us.
Step 1: Create an account
Firstly, check that you meet our basic eligibility criteria, such as annual turnover, how long your business has been in operation and where it’s registered.
Next, create an account with us. Enter your email address, choose a password and press continue.
Step 2: Tell us about your business & funding needs
Enter brief details about your business and its needs. We require information on the legal type of your company, operating time and turnover, as well as how much you’re looking to borrow and for what purpose. This lets us quickly assess your eligibility.
You will find out on the next screen if you qualify for finance from Spotcap.
Step 3: Enter business information
This step allows us to assess your business data and get in touch with you.
Firstly, select how soon you need funds. Then, enter the name of your entity, NZBN number, IRD number and industry. Next, tick our consent box and press save.
Step 4: Connect your business bank account
In this step, connect your business bank account. Select who you bank with and enter your login credentials. The authentication process won’t take more than two minutes.
Connecting your business bank account gives us one-time, read-only access to your financials. We take a snapshot of your bank account, which is pretty much the digital equivalent of you sending us your paper bank statements. This page is encrypted and fully secure. We do not store your credentials and cannot go into your bank account at a later date.
This step gives us an insight into the current financial health of your business, helping us to make a faster and more accurate decision.
Step 5: Upload financial documents or connect accounting software
In this step, choose between uploading your financial documents or connecting your accounting software. In terms of documents, we require your annual return, provisional accounts for the current year, and GST returns from the past 18 months.
When you have uploaded your documents, our technology will scan them to verify their contents. This helps us to make the process as streamlined as possible. When you connect accounting software, we extract the information we require quickly and securely. We do not store your credentials.
Step 6: We’ll get in touch within 24 hours
Woo-hoo! You’ve completed your application! Our team of underwriters will be in touch with you in the next 24 hours.
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Originally published June 22 2018 , updated July 9 2018