When it comes to small business loans, one size does not fit all.
Learn about your options.
Here’s the 411 on small business loan products: the type of loan you need depends on what you need it for. OnDeck is one of the only online lenders that offers more than one type of product to meet the short term financing needs of small businesses.
When borrowing money for a specific investment—whether you’re starting a new project or making a large purchase—an OnDeck Term Loan is the right type of loan for you. A term loan means you borrow a one-time lump sum of cash and pay it back over a fixed period of time, or a “term.” Our short term loans range in term length, giving you flexibility around repayment.
When you need ongoing, quick access to working capital—say, for managing cash flow—an OnDeck Line of Credit (LOC) is the way to go. Our flexible business line of credit is revolving, which means you can withdraw from your credit line (up to $100,000) and funds replenish as you repay the line. In other words, you can use it on a routine basis. Plus, with a LOC, you only pay interest on the funds you use.
For businesses impacted by coronavirus, there are SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Please note that OnDeck is no longer accepting new applications for SBA PPP Loans. To learn more about PPP, including about forgiveness and repayment terms on your PPP loan, please visit our SBA PPP Loan page.
Still not sure which type of financing is right for your business? We’ll help you find the right option —without the lag time typically experienced at brick-and-mortar banks.
OnDeck Term Loan
Use for investments in your business, such as expansion projects or large purchases
Get a one-time lump sum of cash upfront,
with the option to apply for more when you're
halfway paid down
Loan amounts of $5K–$250K
Repayment terms up to 12 months*
OnDeck Line of Credit
Use for managing cash flow,
such as buying inventory
or making payroll
Get a revolving credit line,
with access to cash
when you need it
Loan amounts of $6K–$100K
Repayment terms of 12 months
3 reasons to choose OnDeck over any other lender
Apply in as little as 10 minutes, with a decision as soon as the same day—all to save you time.
Multiple loan types, amounts, and repayment terms, so you can get exactly what you need.
A large team of U.S.-based loan advisors to help you find the right solution. And one dedicated to you.
How to compare small business loan offers
One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses today is not that they want too much, it’s that they ask the bank for too little. OnDeck offers term loans from $5,000 to $250,000 with loan terms and interest rates appropriate for your business need that can help you take advantage of opportunities to grow your business.
Because there are many different business needs, including short-term needs like purchasing quick-turnaround inventory and longer-term needs like opening a new business location across town, small business loans vary in much the same way an auto loan differs from a home mortgage.
Comparing APR is only one way to evaluate the affordability of a small business loan with so many different terms and types of financing available in the market. In addition to APR, understanding the total cost of capital on a short-term loan to purchase inventory, for example, will help you determine if the loan will help you increase ROI or add too much financial strain on your business.
You don’t need to be a small business financing expert, but you should be asking these five questions to help you compare financing offers and find the small business loan that best meets your needs.
5 questions to ask
- What is the total cost of capital (including interest expense, origination fees, along with any other fixed fees)?
- What is the Annual Percentage Rate (APR)?
- What is the average monthly payment obligation (regardless of whether your periodic payments are daily, weekly, or monthly)?
- What is the total amount of interest paid per dollar borrowed (cents on the dollar)?
- Are there any prepayment fees should you decide to pay off the loan early?
Minimum eligibility requirements for an OnDeck Term Loan or Line of Credit*
Here’s what business owners have to say in real-time:
*There are some industries we cannot serve (see list of restricted industries), as well as some industries and states impacted by the Coronavirus to which we are temporarily not lending. In addition, OnDeck does not lend to businesses in Nevada, North Dakota or South Dakota. OnDeck is no longer accepting new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications. Term lengths for renewals of existing OnDeck loans are up to 12 months, term lengths for new loans are up to 6 months.