Asset Finance

Asset Finance

What is Asset Finance?

Having access to the right equipment and machinery, in order to deliver quality products and services to their customers, is vital to many businesses; however, purchasing them outright can be difficult when you have to rely on your existing cash flow.

Asset finance solutions are designed specifically to help businesses overcome the challenges of raising the necessary capital to purchase new assets. This provides a more targeted option than securing an overdraft or bank loan, and allows companies to spread their payments over a longer timeframe to ease the cash flow impact.

It is also possible to release cash which is tied up in existing assets for a cash flow boost, depending on your requirements.

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Amount of finance provided by FLA members to businesses in 2015


Annual growth of hire purchase finance in 2015 amongst FLA members


Year on year rise in the overall value of finance leases in 2015

Asset finance solutions

When it comes to purchasing new assets, businesses typically have two alternatives to paying for them outright: hire purchase and finance leases.

The difference between the two is that, through hire purchase, you will own the asset at the end of the agreement; whereas finance leases give businesses the option of essentially borrowing the asset for a set period.

Through asset refinance, asset finance companies can also unlock funding against the value of existing assets to provide a cash flow boost.

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Funders we work with

  • Factor 21
  • Leumi ABL
  • Metro Bank SME Finance
  • Regency Factors
  • ABN AMRO Commercial Finance
  • Market Invoice
  • Asset Advantage
  • Trade Finance Partners
  • Close Brothers Invoice Finance
  • PNC Business Credit
  • Pulse Cashflow Finance
  • Working Capital Partners
  • Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance
  • First Capital Factors
  • Innovation Finance
  • Assetz Capital
  • Creative Capital
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • GapCap Cashflow Finance
  • Platform Black
  • Positive Cashflow Finance
  • Santander Corporate & Commercial
  • Skipton Business Finance
  • Nucleus Commercial Finance
  • GE Capital
  • Everline
  • Outsauce
  • Davenham Trade Finance
  • Ashley Commercial Finance
  • Calverton Finance
  • Aldermore Invoice Finance
  • IGF Invoice Finance
  • Barclays
  • Bibby Financial Services
  • Ultimate Finance Group
  • Team Factors
  • iwoca
  • Shawbrook Business Credit
  • Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance
  • Davenham Asset Finance
  • Partnership Invoice Finance
  • 1pm
  • Secure Trust Bank
  • Catalyst Finance
  • Woodsford Tradebridge

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