Canadian Lease Financing – Rates and Terms
Information on capital equipment financing in Canada . How can Canadian firms attain best lease rates and lease pricing that is attractive for asset acquisition finance strategies
If there is a threat or disadvantage to equipment financing in Canada it’s a pretty simply one - being unaware of what areas can impact the advantages of a lease, for example a simple ' end of term ' option.
We wouldn’t want to count the probably thousands of firms in Canada, both small and large that fail to both understand, and then invoke their financing option when the lease ends. Ironically the more sophisticated and larger corporations in Canada even do worse on this one simply because they are too big and their systems ' forget ' whats going on within the tens or hundreds of equipment leases they manage.
So how can an end of term option be costly ?You quite frankly wouldn’t believe it, but the reality is that many leases are structured , and documented, by the way to make your firm keep paying if the notice or obligation you signed up for isn’t handled properly .
So by not returning, buying, or formally extending a transaction you are now in the position of pretty well ‘paying forever’. And that’s not a good thing. Imagine leasing, for example, a 25k large document copier or some other business asset, paying for it in full of 5 years, with interest of course, and then paying for it again. Wow! Oh, and by the way, that asset has depreciated and has been replaced by newer technology. Now how do you feel?
In Canada the Canadian capital equipment finance industry, the ' lessors ' are in a position to offer you a variety of pricing options. It is that variety of options that can really confuse Canadian business owners and financial mangers.
You can simply lease pricing in Canada , and achieve best rates at the same time by doing some basic homework around the two types of leases , capital ( aka lease to own ) and operating ( aka lease to use ).
If you are looking to finance assets that depreciate quickly or must constantly be upgraded to keep you company ahead of the curve then an operating lease strategy really works - Computers and computer systems are a classic example of a solid use of an operating lease . The benefits include lower monthly payments, return and upgrade flexibility, and your ability to simply replace the system or technology at the end of term. That’s when best lease rates are truly achievable when compared with lease to own type strategies.
Simple lease finance strategies can also lower that monthly payment - they might include a bargain purchase options at the end of the lease, which simply lowers your monthly payment and allows you potentially to refinance that end of term amount later on.
In Canada your interest rate on lease financing is determine by your firms credit quality, as well as the type of asset you lease, and who you are dealing with. The industry is very segmented and fragmented, so the right lessor as a partner can save you thousands of dollars over the term of a financing relationship.
To achieve best lease pricing, as well as terms, speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can help you maximize the benefits of this powerful capital equipment finance strategy used by thousands of business owners everyday.
7 Park Avenue Financial :
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
7 Park Avenue Financial
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
Office = 905 829 2653
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.