Business Sold or Closed FAQs
We know running a business is hard work, and there may come a time when you want to sell or close your business. Here is what to expect if you are planning on closing or selling your business and your business has an outstanding loan through SAPI.
Selling or Buying a Business that has a loan through SAPI
Before selling or buying a business that has taken a loan through SAPI, be sure to make arrangements for the business to repay the loan balance at the time of sale.
Can I transfer ownership of my loan through SAPI?
The ability to transfer ownership of a SAPI account is currently not available for SAPI Loans business customers.
If you would like us to help with linking an existing loan to a new owner or account, please contact SAPI Support.
If you’ve Sold or Closed your Business
I’ve already sold or closed my business, but my business hasn’t paid off its loan. What’s next?
Please contact the SAPI Loans Team. We’re happy to chat with you about the next steps.
What happens to my loan?
If you close or sell your business without repaying your outstanding loan balance, your loan will be considered in default under your loan agreement.
Upon default, SAPI may demand immediate repayment of the outstanding balance to be paid within a specified number of days. Additionally, we may debit any past due amounts from your business’ SAPI-linked bank account, and increase your repayment rate. Take a look at your loan agreement for more details.
We know times like this can be stressful, and we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn more about repayment options.
I want to pay off my business’ loan. How can I make a payment?
What if I can’t pay the full amount now?
If your business is unable to repay the full outstanding loan balance at the time of sale or closure, contact us as soon as possible so we can get a better understanding of your situation. We may be able to provide an alternative repayment option to accommodate your circumstances.
Alternative repayment options available for sold businesses
Can the new business owner make payments on the loan?
Yes, any authorised individual associated with the business can make loan payments on behalf of the business. Before selling or buying a business with a loan through SAPI, be sure to make arrangements for the business to repay the loan balance at the time of sale.
If the loan is not repaid at the time of sale and the business begins processing payments through a new SAPI account after the sale, the repayment rate may be applied to the new SAPI account’s sales until the loan is paid off.
Please contact the Square Loans Team to add the new account as a payer toward your business’s loan.
How can I authorise the new business owner to speak with SAPI?
Please contact the SAPI Loans Team to identify the individuals you wish to speak with SAPI about your business’s loan. These individuals will be able to take action on your loan, including making payments and agreeing to alternative payment arrangements. Consent for this authorisation will be valid until revoked by you.
Please provide us with the individuals’:
- First and last name
- Contact email address
- Phone number
Which documents do I need to provide if I sold my business?
If you sold your business, we may request identifying documents such as a government-issued photo ID for the new business owner. Keep an eye on your inbox for an email requesting information about the new owner.
Which documents do I need to provide if I closed my business?
If your business was a legal business entity, such as a limited liability company or a partnership, please provide us with the following documentation:
The notice of dissolution that your business provided to creditors, along with all related documentation and the date the notice was sent.
Contact information for the registered agent or the person managing the winding-up process.
Note: If your business was a sole proprietorship, no documentation is needed.
All loans are issued by SAPI Group Limited. Companies House No. 12014174. Valid bank account is required. Actual fee depends upon payment card processing history, loan amount and other eligibility factors. A minimum payment of 1/18th of the initial loan balance is required every 60 days and full loan repayment is required within 18 months. Loan eligibility is not guaranteed. Eligibility criteria include consistent and continuous payment card processing. All loans are subject to credit approval. Terms and conditions apply.
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