This is a rental agreement which can be used to finance a broad spread of business assets but is particularly effective for financing heavy commercial vehicles. The Funder builds in a residual value to reduce the rentals, thus helping cash flow and making ‘off-balance sheet’ funding possible.

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Preserves cashflow – offers the obvious cashflow benefits of paying in instalments.

Initial deposits – can be as low as one monthly rental down with the VAT spread over the term of the agreement.

Competitively priced – the Funder or manufacturer takes the risk in the residual value of the equipment and factors this into the rental, bringing down the periodic cost to you.

Fixed maintenance contracts – can also be built in to the monthly rental

Tax efficient – the rentals can normally be offset against taxable profits

Asset normally treated as ‘off-balance sheet’ (subject to your auditors’ approval).

Flexible – at the end of the term, you can return the asset or extend the period. Either way, you do not carry the problem of disposal of the equipment.