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*The Interest Rate is calculated on a Secured Loan for business use, effective 23/03/2023 and subject to change. WARNING: The interest rate is true only for the examples given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts may result in a different interest rate.

Compare Interest Rates on Unsecured and Other Loans

This calculator provides a useful guide in comparing interest rates on both unsecured commercial loans and other forms of lending. While you may be focussing on an unsecured loan, there may be alternatives worth considering. Use our comparison chart and speak with us about your options.


Loan Amount
Loan Term
New Equipment Loan
2.79% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Used Older Secured Equipment Loan
4.50% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Business Loans - Unsecured
7.99% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Business Loans - Secured
2.95% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Overdraft - Non Bank
9.95% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Chattel Mortgage
2.79% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Operating Leases
4.60% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Commercial Hire Purchase
2.79% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Rent To Own
9.95% Starts At
Monthly repayment
Loan Product Interest Rate
Starts at:
Monthly Repayment
New Equipment Loan 2.79%
Used Older Secured Equipment Loan 4.50%
Business Loans - Unsecured 7.99%
Business Loans - Secured 2.95%
Overdraft - Non Bank 9.95%
Chattel Mortgage 2.79%
Operating Leases 4.60%
Commercial Hire Purchase 2.79%
Rent To Own 9.95%
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Disclaimer: This comparison interest rate chart is purely for the purposes of reference and comparing. Using the calculator does not entail an application. The repayments calculated do not represent a quote, any indication has been approved or offered. The charges and fees that apply to loans may not all have been included. Any offer which may be made to you for loan may vary from those values displayed.

Unsecured Loans – Bad Credit

Unsecured loans are often sought where an asset or goods are not available to offer as security against the loan and usually for purposes where a tangible asset is not being acquired. For example, to cover a cash flow shortfall or as capital.

As there is no security offered against the loan, it is considered a higher risk loan and will attract a higher interest rate than a secured loan. In addition, not all banks and lenders are prepared to offer unsecured loans. On that basis, it is quite a specialist area of lending and each application would require individual assessment and evaluation.

If the business has bad credit issues, that further complicates the unsecured loan scenario. Bad credit loans are also considered a high risk loan category and many lenders are not actively involved in extending bad credit business loans.

If you have bad credit issues, engaging the services of a broker to source you an unsecured loan may be of significant benefit. A professional broker will know exactly which lenders will be more open to considering your application and the broker can assist you in preparing your application to specifically meet the requirements of those lenders.

In addition, the broker should have honed negotiating skills to bargain with the lender to achieve the best outcome for you.

Business Loan Features

While individual business lenders will have their own guidelines and requirements for unsecured bad credit loans, we can provide a general overview of what may be possible.

  • Rated as a high risk loan.
  • Will have a higher interest rate compared with secured loans and for applicants with good credit.
  • A personal guarantee or some other form of assurance may be required by the lender.
  • Unsecured loans may have a short loan term, eg 3-6 months. Long loan terms are not usually offered for this type of loan.
  • The interest rate may be set at a fixed rate or a variable rate, depending on the lender.
  • The repayment is usually at a fixed amount.

Tips for Improving Your Unsecured Business Loan Application

It can be challenging for to achieve a workable outcome for high risk loans such as this, but there are steps that can be undertaken to improve the possibilities.

  • Review and fix your Credit Report: Before applying for a loan, get a copy of your Credit Report and go through all the negative entries. Following the standard processes, see if any of these entries can be removed from your credit history. Historical entries may be able to be removed. This can be done for some entries after a certain amount of time following a set process. You can review these processes at credit reporting company websites.
  • Provide as much detailed documentation as possible. The more positive things the lender knows about your business the better they may view your application. For example, if your bad credit issues relate to historical issues or isolated events and you have good current trading figures this may assist your application.
  • Engage the services of a financial advisor to assist you prepare a business plan moving forward to support your unsecured business loan application.

Sourcing an Unsecured Business Loan with Bad Credit

If you are in this situation and even if you have been rejected by a bank or lender, a workable solution may still be possible. Our commercial loan company has connections with many lenders and brokers that may be open to assisting you.

Send us details of your requirements and we will respond with contacts for you to follow-up.

Connect with us for possible solutions for a bad credit unsecured loan.

Business Car Finance FAQs

Buyers have a number of options to consider in regard to choice of lending for their vehicle. The interest rates vary across the options as do the features, benefits and suitability for different commercial set ups. To assist with your decision-making, we’ve covered off on a number of typical questions that you may have. For a quote or to commence an application, simply contact us.

What business car loan types are available?   

For the purchase of cars for use in a commercial setting have the choice of Chattel, Leasing, Commercial Hire Purchase and Novated Lease with Salary Sacrificing. These are based on a secured loan format and vary in interest rates, suitability to either the cash or accruals accounting method and in the way a tax benefit is derived. The treatment of GST and balance sheet entry also varies. Where a vehicle is not suitable to offer as security against a loan, organisations may consider an Unsecured Commercial Loan. The interest rate on this type of loan will be higher than for the secured format loans. Organisation are strongly advised to refer to their accountant for advice on selecting the loan product that will best meet their individual requirements.

What is the criteria for commercial vehicle finance vs personal car loans?   

To be eligible for a loan, the vehicle being purchased must be for use primarily in the organisation. The buyer must be a commercial entity in some form with a current ABN. Where a car is primarily for private purposes and is being purchased by an individual, a personal car loan applies. If a personal vehicle is used for some work-related purposes, the employee would need to make suitable compensation arrangements with the employer. To ensure car buyers are meeting their obligations in regard to taxation and other regulations, the ATO sources car registration data from state motor departments to match against their own records.

Is no deposit finance available for car finance?   

Yes. Typically a commercial buyer will be seeking to lend 100% of the purchase price of a car and many banks and lenders offer no deposit credit. Within the lending sector, no deposit does mean 100% lending. Any deposit required by the car seller is a different matter. If you do need to pay a holding deposit this should be able to be redeemed back from the seller when the lender settles the fill purchase price. In addition to the purchase price, additional costs such as rego and in some cases the first year of insurance coverage can be included in the package. Subject to lender approval.

Are interest rates the same for all commercial car finance?    

No. The interest rates applicable to the different types of loans vary. The rates vary from lender to lender and also across the types lending. Chattel Mortgage, which is often referred to as Vehicle Loan or Vehicle Loan, and Commercial Hire Purchase typically have similar interest rates due to the nature of this type of loan. Leasing tends to have a higher rate. The rates advertised on this website are based on new goods. Some second hand cars may attract a different type of loan and higher interest rate. This may be a secured loan for used cars or equipment.

Do the same finance products apply to all types of business vehicles?   

Yes. The standard commercial facilities suited to the purchase and commercial vehicles apply across the board to all types of cars. These facilities include Chattel, Commercial Hire Purchase and Leasing. Chattel is the most popular form of lending as it suits a vast range of organisation that use the cash accounting method. These products can be used to purchase passenger cars, SUVs, utes, cab chassis, 4x4s, double cab chassis, light commercial vans, wagons, sedans and hatches from all leading auto manufacturers. The details provided for each product primarily relate to new vehicles, Used vehicle lending may attract different loan conditions.
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