First Mortgage Security: The Unsung Hero of Small Business Finance

Mark Hutchins

Mark Hutchins

Director - Secured Lending

First Mortgage Security: The Unsung Hero of Small Business Finance

There’s a reason why first mortgage security is a cornerstone of business finance. While this story focuses on a luxurious property purchase, the same principles apply to the backbone of our economy: small businesses. Let’s delve into how first mortgage security can be the silent hero that saves the day (and maybe even your Christmas).

Understanding First Mortgage Security

A first mortgage security loan, sometimes called a first position loan, uses your business property – land, building, or both – as collateral. This first mortgage security gives the lender a prioritised claim on the property in case of default. In simpler terms, if you can’t repay the loan, the lender can potentially sell the property to recoup their funds. For the lender, this first mortgage security reduces their risk, allowing them to offer you potentially more favourable loan terms.

Here’s Why First Mortgage Security Matters for Small Businesses

For small businesses, access to capital is the lifeblood. Unexpected expenses, growth opportunities, or seasonal fluctuations can all create a need for immediate funding. Traditional banks can be slow and bureaucratic, often requiring a lengthy application process and a pristine credit history. This is where lenders specialising in first mortgage security loans can be a game-changer.

The Advantages of First Mortgage Security Loans for Small Businesses
  • Faster Funding: Compared to traditional loans, first mortgage security loans can be approved and funded much quicker. The collateralised nature of the loan reduces the risk, allowing for a faster turnaround.
  • Unlocking Capital: Even with a good credit history, obtaining a loan for a significant amount can be challenging. However, by offering first mortgage security, you demonstrate a commitment to the loan and provide valuable collateral. This can unlock access to larger sums of capital, fuelling your business growth.
  • Competitive Rates: Due to the reduced risk for the lender, first mortgage security loans often come with more competitive interest rates compared to unsecured loans. This translates to significant savings over the life of the loan.
First Mortgage Security: A Strategic Tool

First mortgage security isn’t just for emergencies. Here are some strategic ways small businesses can leverage it:

  • Growth Opportunities: Seize that perfect location or invest in new equipment. A first mortgage security loan can provide the capital needed to take your business to the next level.
  • Inventory Management: During peak seasons, businesses often need to stock up on inventory. First mortgage security loans can bridge the gap between purchasing inventory and selling it, ensuring you have what you need to meet customer demand.
  • Debt Consolidation: If your business is juggling multiple high-interest loans, consolidating them into one first mortgage security loan can simplify your finances and potentially save you money on interest.

The Takeaway: First Mortgage Security – A Powerful Ally for Small Business Success

When used strategically, first mortgage security can be a powerful tool for any small business. It unlocks access to capital, potentially lowers borrowing costs, and allows you to seize growth opportunities.

How can Secured Lending Help?

Small business restructuring plans in Australia provide a lifeline for struggling enterprises to regain their financial footing and continue contributing to the economy.

Short term business loans play a crucial role in supporting these plans by providing much-needed capital flexibility. If your small business is facing financial challenges, don’t hesitate to explore the benefits of restructuring and consider short term business loans as a viable solution on your path to recovery and success. Consult with financial experts and leverage the available resources to ensure a smooth and successful restructuring journey.

Secured Lending understand the complexities of debt for businesses and the potential benefits of short term loans. Our experienced team is here to guide you through the process  and helping you explore suitable financing options to address your debt effectively. 

Our loan products are designed to provide short term relief in circumstances where funding is not immediately available from traditional sources of finance, such as banks and other first tier institutions. These include:

We aim to implement our solutions as a matter of priority so that you can resume business as usual, with full control of your company.

If you or your client are in need of finance and need to speak to one of our experts, contact us on 1300 795 175 or email us at

First Mortgage Security

Secured Lending


Secured Lending focuses on non-conforming, short term funding solutions with incredibly quick turnaround times. So why Secured Lending?
  • We have our own internal property valuation team.
  • We can settle caveats, 1st and 2nd mortgage loans within 24 hours up to $45m.
  • We pride ourselves on being transparent and honest in our approach, always aiming to have an initial assessment back to you in a few hour

Our rates start at 9.95% p.a. with loan terms from 1 – 24 months.

 If you have a scenario to discuss, please call us on 1300 795 175.
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