Exchange Finance
Broomfield Place
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Broomfield
Chelmsford
Essex CM1 7EQ
(Tel) 01245 445 160

 Finance Packages

Asset Finance Types: asset finance | hire purchase | lease purchase | finance lease | operating lease | capital raising

 Asset Finance

At Exchange Finance, we are able to source a wide range of innovative and competitive asset finance packages secured against different assets. Our experienced asset finance consultants can offer advice to businesses in respect of the most appropriate type of asset finance facility.
Our knowledge of the asset finance sector means that we can ensure the most appropriate funder is sourced for every asset finance requirement, whatever the financial status of the applicant. We regularly arrange asset finance in respect of adverse credit applications.

All asset finance cases are supported by professionally prepared applications by our in house asset finance specialists, thereby significantly enhancing your chances of securing the optimum financial package.

Please call 01245 392515 to speak to an expert or contact us online

 Hire Purchase

We can help you to secure the best hire purchase agreement, call 01245 392515 to speak to an expert or contact us online.

Hire purchase is the most typical and readily available credit facility. In basic terms, you source the asset and negotiate the purchase price with the supplier. You pay a deposit to the finance company, typically 10-20%, and the finance company then takes title direct from the supplier.
Even though you are technically not the owner of the asset during the agreement, subject to eligibility you can still claim the writing down allowances as though you had made the purchase outright.

At inception you would usually be required to pay a documentation (or administration, arrangement) fee and the full purchase VAT. You will then, subject to eligibility, recover the VAT yourself. You repay the outstanding amount and interest in pre-agreed instalments over the period of the agreement.

Hire Purchase agreements can be based on a fixed or variable rate, and the monthly commitment can be reduced by the inclusion of a balloon / residual value. Please call 01245 392515 to speak to an expert or contact us online.

 Lease Purchase Information

We can help you to secure the best lease purchase agreement, call 01245 392515 to speak to an expert or contact us online.

Lease Purchase is practically identical to Hire Purchase, the only difference being that instead of paying a deposit of 10-15% you typically pay a deposit as a multiple of the repayments. The remaining balance and interest is repaid in instalments. The number of instalments is defined by the pause.

As an example, a hire purchase agreement would have a 10% deposit followed by 36 monthly repayments. The equivalent Lease Purchase would have a profile of 3 payments in advance followed by 33 (if terminal pause) or 35 (if spread pause) monthly repayments.
Your eligibility for the VAT and writing down allowances is exactly the same as for hire purchase, and you can expect the fee structure to be the same.
Again, Lease Purchase agreements can be based on a fixed or variable rate, and the monthly commitment can be reduced by the inclusion of a balloon / residual value. Please call 01245 392515 Contact us online.

 Finance Lease Information

We can help you to secure the best finance lease contract, call 01245 392515 to speak to an expert or contact us online.

With any finance lease contract the finance company takes full ownership of the asset and rents the goods to you over a predetermined period. The finance company can claim the writing down allowances and convey this benefit to you by reducing the rentals.

It also worth noting that the purchase price that is being used to calculate the rental is the purchase price net of VAT. Thus, if you are looking to acquire a VAT qualifying car, if leased the rental is calculated on the net price of the car and not the gross price if funded by Hire Purchase. Generally, with a finance lease, you will source the supplier, and having paid the documentation fee and an initial payment of a multiple of rentals, substantially all of the remaining cost of the asset is spread over the agreed primary period in accordance with the pause.

The rentals attract VAT that can be recovered subject to eligibility. As the finance company is the owner of the asset, you will not need to pay the purchase VAT at inception.

As with Hire Purchase, you can include a balloon rental to reduce the value of the primary rentals. At the end of the agreement you may have the option to enter into the secondary period. As you have generally covered the entire capital cost of the asset and hire charges (interest) in the primary period, should you wish to continue to use the asset, a secondary or peppercorn rental is charged. This rental typically approximates to 3% of the original cost and is a one off annual payment. As you are not the owner of the asset, you cannot sell the asset during the rental period. However, as you are generally covering the total cost and hire charges within the primary period, you will be entitled to a share of the sale proceeds should the leasing company allow you to sell on their behalf. Your share of the sale proceeds is usually agreed at inception and is typically 95-99%. Please call 01245 392515 or contact us online.

 Operating Lease Information

We can help you to secure the best operating lease agreement, call 01245 392515 to speak to an expert or contact us online.

The only difference between an operating lease and a Finance Lease is that the primary period rentals do not cover substantially all of the capital cost and hire charges. For example a lease for a printing press costing 400,000 may include a residual value at the end of the primary period of 150,000. The primary rentals are thus based on 250,000 and not the capital cost of 400,000.

Due to the fact that the asset needs to be sold on at the end of the primary period to recover the residual value, it is very rare for an operating lease to have a secondary rental period. In some instances the funder may structure a finance lease for you to 'wash-out' the residual position.

With an Operating Lease you may source the supplier, but it is often the case that the leasing company can acquire the asset for you cheaper (for example car leasing companies). You will have to pay any documentation fee and an initial payment of a multiple of rentals. The rentals attract VAT that can be recovered subject to eligibility. As the finance company is the owner of the asset, you will not need to pay the purchase VAT at inception. Please call 01245 392515 or contact us online.

 Capital Raising Information

If you require financing for an unsuitable asset, or for project work (MBO etc), capital raising by Sale & LeaseBack, Sale & HPBack, or Chattel Mortgage will enable you to put the equity of your existing assets to good use. Our expert brokers can help you with this, call us on 01245 392515 or contact us online for more information.

SALE & LEASEBACK
This has exactly the same underlying facility as a finance or operating lease. The difference is that as you own the assets, you will be the supplier. The invoice you raise will be for the lower of current market value or your tax written down value.

SALE & HPBACK
This has exactly the same underlying facility as hire or lease purchase. The difference is that as you own the assets, you will be the supplier. The invoice you raise will be for the lower of current market value or your tax written down value.

CHATTEL MORTGAGE
A Chattel Mortgage is a fixed charge over an asset other than freehold land. The finance company will then advance money against the security of these chattels. Their charge will be registered, but you will not need to invoice the funder for the assets. This is particularly useful if the assets have a low tax written down value or if you have concerns about posting a profit/loss on disposal. Please note however that Chattel Mortgages are generally only available for corporate bodies to which English Law applies (Scottish Law does not recognise a Chattel Mortgages). Also, Chattels Mortgage are not usually applied to marine vessels or aircraft due to the fact that are not UK sited. Please call 01245 392515 or contact us online.

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