Posted by: Lilia Giles at February 13 2018 22:11:58.
This document should be read carefully by the parties and the guarantors, where applicable. Every party should then sign and return a physical copy of the loan agreement. Individuals should ensure that their signature of the document is witnessed by another adult person - over the age of 18.
If a Lender is a company, and the Loan is being provided to a shareholder of that company, parties should be aware of division 7A of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 (Cth). Where the parties believe that division 7A applies to the Loan, they may wish to use an alternative agreement – the Division 7A Loan Agreement.
The personal loan agreement is an unsecured contract that allows one party to borrow money, the borrower, from someone else, the lender, in exchange for the lender to be paid more money in return of payment. A loan ca be constructed in a number of ways, but the most common is for the borrower to pay back a portion on a timely basis until the lender it is fully reimbursed. During the course of the payments, the lender collects an interest on the balance not paid yet. The longer the loan has not been paid back, the more money the lender will receive cumulatively throughout the term of the loan.
It is the lender’s responsibility to determine the credit worthiness of the borrower. The borrower’s trustworthiness can be evaluated through credit reports and references. The borrower might also consider things like the length of time the borrower has lived somewhere or the amount of time at a job. The lender should read over the loan agreement draft to see if all the provisions and writings are accurate. The lender’s signature will convey that the document is read, understood, and accurate.