Financing business equipment from heavy industrial machinery to the sales reps car and the new office photocopy centre is all handled with Cairns Finance.
They will help you find the right finance package for your business structure and operating needs.
Rent up-to-date equipment and use the cash it generates to support your business growth. On the completion of the rental contract, you can purchase the equipment or return it and rent new model equipment.
Renting can be ideally suited to all sized companies who are growing quickly, need constant technology upgrades, wish to keep their balance sheets “clean” or who are unable to access finance through traditional lenders.
You purchase equipment through a financier, who holds ownership of the product until you make the final payment. Regular payments are made over a set contract period and you have the option as to whether you would like to set a final ‘balloon’ payment.
Hire Purchase is best suited to companies, partnerships and sole traders who submit their GST on an accrual basis either monthly or quarterly.
The financier purchases the equipment or vehicle you require and then leases it to you. You then enjoy the use of the vehicle or equipment for an agreed time in return for a series of lease repayments. These payments may be less than those of a hire purchase facility as a residual value will be outstanding at the end of the lease.
A Finance Lease may also be possible in order to finance goods you’ve already purchased in the last six months.
A financier secures the equipment loan by registering a charge over the goods, in the same way as a residential mortgage secures a home loan, and you take ownership of the goods upon delivery. Once repayments are complete the mortgage is released and you have clear title to the equipment.
Chattel Mortgages offer flexible contract terms, fixed monthly repayments and are particularly attractive as they don’t rely on access to personal or business property for security.
If your business uses the cash method of accounting, a chattel mortgage will suit you as your business is able to claim the GST on the purchase up front.
How It Works –
- On agreement with their employer, the employee chooses a car and leases it from a financier
- The employee then novates the lease to their employer, who assumes all the employee’s rights and obligations under the lease, including responsibility of meeting the lease rentals
- The contract is in the name of the employee who remains the registered owner throughout the lease and keeps effective control of the vehicle at all times
- If the employee leaves the company, the vehicle remains with the employee., as does the ongoing financial commitment.
- At this time, the employee takes over the payments and may get their new employer to novate the vehicle (if agreeable), if not the borrower will need to meet the payments or payout the finance.
The original employer is not left with an unwanted car and the employee gets to keep the vehicle. A Novated Lease is most beneficial for higher salaried employees, particularly those doing medium to high kilometres in their personal vehicles.
An operating lease gives you full use of an asset and includes ‘normal’ operating costs in the lease payment. Eg. The financier is responsible for routine repair and maintenance payments. At the end of your operating lease agreement, you may simply return the equipment.
Some of the benefits of an operating lease include:
- Lease rentals will be fully tax deductible if the equipment is used to generate taxable income
- The finance and operating costs are known and set
- No resale value risk
- Suits vehicles that complete over 50% Business Use and accumulate medium to high kilometres per year.
Contact Cairns Finance today to enquire about your operating lease needs.