Second Mortgage Finance: A Powerful Tool for Small Business Growth

Mark Hutchins

Mark Hutchins

Director - Secured Lending

Second Mortgage Finance: A Powerful Tool for Small Business Growth

Small businesses are the backbone of the Australian economy. They create jobs, drive innovation, and contribute significantly to our communities. But even the most successful businesses can face unexpected challenges that require quick access to capital. This is where second mortgage finance emerges as a powerful tool for overcoming hurdles and fueling growth.

In this blog, we’ll delve into the world of second mortgage finance for small businesses. We’ll explore how it works, its advantages and how it can be a strategic solution for overcoming financial obstacles.

What is Second Mortgage Finance?

A second mortgage, also known as a second lien loan, is a type of financing secured by a property that already has a first mortgage. In the context of second mortgage finance for small businesses, the property used as collateral is typically a commercial property owned by the business itself.

Secured Lending’s Success Story: Highlighting the Power of Second Mortgages

At Secured Lending, we’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of second mortgage finance. We recently assisted a client who was refinancing a substantial property portfolio. However, an outstanding tax debt threatened to stall the entire process. Recognising the urgency, we utilised a second mortgage facility secured against multiple Pyrmont properties. This provided the necessary funds to settle the tax obligations, allowing the refinancing to proceed smoothly. Ultimately, our client not only eliminated the tax debt, but also secured their refinancing on more favorable terms, saving them thousands of dollars.

This story exemplifies the potential of second mortgage finance. It can provide businesses with the capital they need to overcome various challenges, such as:

  • Settling outstanding tax debts: As in our client’s case, unforeseen tax liabilities can disrupt financial plans. A second mortgage can bridge the gap and ensure smooth business operations.

  • Funding unexpected expenses: Equipment breakdowns, urgent repairs, or sudden fluctuations in inventory levels can strain cash flow. A second mortgage provides a quick and flexible solution to address these unforeseen expenses.

  • Investing in growth initiatives: Perhaps your business has identified a lucrative opportunity for expansion or requires capital for equipment upgrades. A second mortgage can fuel these strategic investments and propel your business forward.

Advantages of Second Mortgage Finance for Small Businesses
  • Access to Capital: Compared to traditional business loans, second mortgage finance can offer access to larger sums of money. This is particularly beneficial for businesses with substantial property equity.

  • Competitive Rates: While interest rates on second mortgages are generally higher than first mortgages, they can still be lower than unsecured business loans. The secured nature of the loan incentivises lenders to offer more competitive rates.

  • Flexibility: The funds obtained through second mortgage finance can be used for a wider range of purposes compared to some traditional loans. This allows for greater flexibility in addressing your business needs.

  • Tax Benefits: In some cases, the interest payments on a second mortgage may be tax-deductible, offering an additional financial advantage.

Exploring Alternatives: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Solution

Second mortgage finance is a powerful tool, but it’s not the only option for small businesses seeking capital. It’s crucial to explore all available alternatives before making a decision. Here are some options to consider:

  • Small Business Loans: Traditional small business loans from banks or credit unions can be a good option, especially for businesses with a strong credit history.

  • Lines of Credit: A business line of credit offers greater flexibility, allowing you to access funds as needed and only pay interest on the amount used.

  • Government Grants: Depending on your industry and location, government grants or subsidies might be available to support your business endeavors.


Second mortgage finance presents a valuable option for small businesses seeking access to capital. By understanding its advantages, disadvantages, and considering alternative solutions, you can make an informed decision that fuels your business growth. Secured Lending is committed to helping businesses navigate their financial journeys. If you’re considering second mortgage finance, our team of experts can guide you through the process and explore the best options for your specific needs. Contact Secured Lending today for a free consultation!

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

Second Mortgage Finance

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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