Jade Boat Loans FAQs

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Bad Credit Boat Loans FAQs

  • Those in this situation intending to apply for finance have avenues to potentially fix their credit score which may improve the interest rate and finance conditions offered. Individuals are entitled to a free copy of their credit report each 3 months and there are established processes which allow for errors to be fixed and for expired entries to be deleted. Reducing debt levels may also be helpful so paying off credit cards and other finance prior to applying for new lending can be advisable. Reviewing what is required in an application may assist in identifying how an individual can correct or improve their prospects. Those that consider they require additional advice in regard to their financial situation should consult with a professional financial advisor. It is not the role of lenders to provide financial advice to lending applicants. If a person does not have the capacity to engage the services of a professional financial advisor, many not for profit organisations provide financial counselling services.

  • Consumer finance products which include secured marine loans and unsecured personal loans both allow for extra payments to be made on top of the scheduled monthly repayments. This is an aspect of the finance not relevant to the applicant. So if approved for a consumer marine lending and proceeding to accept and commit to the finance, the applicant in this category would be able to make additional payments. In making extra payments while still maintaining the agreed repayment schedule, the finance would be finalised prior to the agreed term. This is known as paying out a loan early. That would attract break fees which will be advised at time of application. But paying out the lending term early can attract a reduction in the total interest paid.

  • If an applicant in this category is approved for finance, subject to individual lender guidelines, it may be used for the available selection of business loan products. These include Leasing, Chattel Mortgage and Commercial Hire Purchase. Commercial marine finance facilities all have a tax deductible aspect to the loan. Which elements of lending are tax deductible varies with the financing type. With Leasing the repayment is considered an operating expense and fully tax deductible. With Chattel Mortgage the interest portion of repayments is tax deductible but the major deduction is accounted for when the business annual accounts are prepared by depreciating the vessel as a business asset. The tax deductible of this category of finance will depend on the lending product selected.

  • Each application for this category of finances is assessed on individual circumstances. Conditions are typically attached to this type of lending by individual lenders based primarily on aspects of the payment history and financial history. The vessel being purchased will also be considered as part of the application approval process. The consideration may be focussed on the age and condition of the craft and the amount of lending. This type of loan can be applied for all types of watercraft but individual lenders may have guidelines around the ratio of the price or value of the goods to the finance amount being requested. Individual lenders may limit how much they will extend to this category of applicant. If 100% of the purchase price is requested, a lender may require that percentage to be reduced.

  • For this category of applicant, in general terms, if the applicant is approved, the loan should be able to apply across the full range of lending products. For individuals purchasing watercraft for personal and recreational use that would include Secured and Unsecured Loans. For business operators seeking marine finance for vessels to be used in the business, it may include Chattel Mortgage, Commercial Hire Purchase and Leasing. For consumers, secured financing is the most commonly used and the craft is used as security against the loan. Unsecured loans are for instances where the vessel is not deemed acceptable for security or the borrower chooses not to offer it as security. Business applicants are advised to refer to their accountant or financial advisor in selecting which finance facility will deliver the best outcomes for their business.

  • Interest rates on different types of loans are set by lenders based on a range of factors including the official cash rate; their exposure to the sector such as marine lending; their costs to procure funding; and the business’ costs in general. These factors set the advertised rate and is based on applicants with good credit. When assessing individual applications, the credit history is reviewed. A risk assessment is made and the interest rate offered is based in part on that assessment. In some instances, an applicant rated at a higher risk may be offered the advertised interest rate on finance but with special conditions applied to the loan. In some instances and typically a higher interest rate would apply to higher risk applicants. As each application is treated individually, the borrower would need to request a quote or enter discussions with a lender to be advised of an exact interest rate on their financing.

  • Individual lenders will have their own systems in regard to the loan application process. Requesting a quote may or may not involve a formal application for credit. In either case, the applicant is not obligated to accept a quote for finance until a formal loan contract or agreement is signed. Under the Responsible Lending Disclosure Obligations as established by ASIC, credit providers must provide consumers with a range of information and documents which clearly explain what services they are providing and what costs and fees are involved. Quotes provided by lenders will have a timeframe after which they will expire. This should be advised at the time.

  • A credit rating or credit score is calculated based on information about an individual’s credit history. Lenders use this credit score when assessing loan applications. Finance providers, utilities companies and other types of lenders submit information to credit reporting agencies who hold this information and calculate the score. The information submitted and collated includes when an application for credit is made. Submitting multiple applications for credit can have a negative impact on the score as it can appear that the applicant is desperate for funding. However, when an application for finance or request for a quote is submitted on behalf of an applicant it does not have the same negative effect. Using a third party such as a finance broker, lending service or a broker-style lender to handle the loan arrangements is considered beneficial in not further impacting the credit score.