Uploaded by: Terri Long at February 04 2018 11:23:21.
A simple loan agreement is a legal document that allows a lender to give access to money to a borrower with the intent on being paid back, at a specific particular date, and with interest. The amount of interest, usually described as a percentage (%) and compounded over a yearly basis, should be negotiated by the parties and may not be over the State’s usury limit. Once signed by the borrower and lender and all funds have been disbursed the agreement is legally binding and if the borrower defaults the lender may pursue legal action through small claims courts.
If the Lender is in the business of providing loans, the provision of the National Credit Code under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 (Cth) may apply. Lenders should review whether the provisions of that Act apply to their lending activities and ensure that they are in compliance with the rules that apply to Australian credit licence holders by tailoring this agreement accordingly.
Loan agreement can be used to record the terms and conditions of a loan made between individual persons or companies. Whether the loan is between friends and family or is a commercial loan between two businesses for a specific purpose, options in this Loan Agreement will allow you to make a simple interest-free loan or add and automatically calculate interest, set a repayment schedule, add guarantors and require the borrowers to provide security for the loan.
Secured Loans – If the borrower is considered a high-risk then the lender may want to request an asset that will be in the lender’s possession if the debt is not paid. This type of loan is most commonly used in pawn shops.
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