Posted by: Christen Giles at February 20 2018 19:13:30.
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.
A free loan agreement template is a document that will benefit anyone who is lending money to a person. It is a document ideal for an agreement between people who do not have contact with one another on a regular basis. The terms of the loan are available for the borrower to read and understand. The borrower must do so before signing the document. The document is also excellent if you are a lender who plans on charging interest on the money you lend to another
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.
Co-signer responsibilities: If the borrower is allowing a co-signer to also sign for the loan, the details of the co-signer’s responsibilities must be in the document. The co-signer is an option for borrowers who have little to no credit or who are young and just starting to build credit.