Frequently asked questions
What is the Shift Import Line of Credit?
Our Import Line of Credit is a simpler alternative to traditional trade finance. It is a line of credit that can be used to pay suppliers
overseas, enabling businesses to take possession of goods and turn them into cash before having to fully pay for the stock.
We finance 100% of the invoice and the limit can be used repeatedly.
How much can my business borrow?
The credit limits are available up to $1 million AUD and individual transactions start at $10,000 AUD per supplier.
What percentage of the invoice value can be financed?
You can finance up to 100% of the invoice amount.
How long does it take to access funds?
Our Line of Credit can be approved and ready to use in as little as 24 hours from all loan documents being submitted.
For each transaction, the funds take approximately 3 days to reach the overseas suppliers.
What type of goods can be purchased using the Import Line of Credit?
Our Line of Credit can be used for almost any raw materials and finished goods.
Can the Line of Credit be used to pay domestic suppliers?
No. The Import Line of Credit can only be used to pay overseas suppliers. However, our Business Overdraft and Working Capital solutions, which can be used for any business purpose, can be used pay local suppliers in Australia.
Is the Line of Credit available in other currencies?
The facility is in AUD however we transfer funds in the currency of the supplier, such as USD, GBP, CNY and NZD.
When does the Line of Credit need to be repaid?
Scheduled weekly repayments are based on a 2-year amortisation however the facility can be repaid and reused as a revolving line of credit.
What documents are needed to set up the facility?
To set up the Line of Credit we require a completed application form, 6 months of bank statements and in the case
of a facility of $150,000 or more, we will require a copy of the ATO portal and recent Financial Statements.
What documents are needed for each supplier transaction?
A supplier invoice and a completed Transaction Request, submitted online, is all that’s needed for each supplier transaction.