In 2004 I founded 7 PARK AVENUE FINANCIAL. At that time I had spent all my working life, at that time - Over 30 years in Commercial credit and lending and Canadian business financing. I believe the commercial lending landscape has drastically changed in Canada. I believe a void exists for business owners and finance managers for companies, large and small who want service, creativity, and alternatives.
Every day we strive to consistently deliver business financing that you feel meets the needs of your business. If you believe as we do that financing solutions and alternatives exist for your firm we want to talk to you. Our purpose is simple: we want to deliver the best business finance solutions for your company.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Equipment Financing : The Solid Financing Alternative For Canadian Business
Anxiety Attack When It Comes To Acquiring Business Assets? Problem Solved !
Leasing Equipment in Canada continues to be a major source of Business financing for Canadian business owners and financial manager. Many hundreds of millions of dollars was invested during the past year in plant equipment, computers, software, and other capital assets purchased by Canadian firms who are optimistic about the future.
The average Canadian cannot probably fully appreciate the breadth of assets that are financing by leasing companies in Canada. From aircraft, to computers, to office equipment, to mining and plan machinery, if it was a revenue producing asset Chief Financial Officers, business owners, and operations mangers all probably considered lease financing as an alternative to purchasing the asset outright.
There are many accounting and financial aspects to lease financing in Canada. Capital leases , which are leases presuming your firms ownership of the asset are recorded on balance sheets, operating leases are buried deep in the footnotes of your firms financials – in those cases you are using the asset with , generally speaking, no intent of owning the asset. With changes forthcoming in world wide accounting treatment of leases more and more firms seem to be opting for capital lease transactions.
One of the major beneficiaries of lease financing is IT leasing, aka computer leasing .As the Canadian economy continues to slowly improve after a somewhat disastrous 2008 and 2009 more and more firms are upgrading computers and technology . It is not surprising that in one of the fastest areas of ‘asset aging ‘, i.e. computers that more and more firms wish to upgrade assets.
When we start to consider the huge amount of capital expenditure that is involved in purchasing computers it makes perfect sense that business owners, ‘ IT ‘ managers, and chief financial officers reflect on lease financing as a solid solution for this asset class. Although computer and other related technologies (i.e. telecom) continue to drop in price and provide more performance at the same time the current low rate environment, in addition to cash flow savings, make lease financing a strong business financing choice. As we have said many times in the past, as a general rule you want to use a computer, not own one.
In many cases it is the manufacturers themselves that provide major incentives for the customer to finance technology via the equipment lease. This makes sense of course given they retain a certain amount of account control and influence on future purchases and upgrades.
Naturally prudent business owners and financial mangers will want to ensure they clearly understand the lease rates, their ability to purchase, upgrade or return the equipment, as well as having a solid knowledge of any hidden fees with respect to maintenance, returns at end of lease, etc.
Canadian business owners who place a strong importance on understanding all their financing options with respect to asset financing and leasing should ensure that they retain the services of a trusted an experience lease advisor who can ensure they will receive optimal rate, terms, and structures in their asset financing needs .
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
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.