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Information on the benefits of commercial industrial equipment leasing solutions in Canada . The ability to finance assets properly is key to business success
As a small or medium sized business owner in Canada you do not want to deplete your cash resources. We would point out that larger , even public corporations in Canada have that same pressure, because when they report to shareholders the focus of their investors and shareholders is often cash flow growth and preservation .
Business owners and financial managers in Canada look to lease financing as an alternative to taking on bank term debt. Canadian chartered banks do not provide lease financing; they structure your asset acquisitions as loans which supplement your existing borrowing arrangements with the bank.
Quite often , as with any asset acquisition , its all about the monthly payment and more often than not you will find that the lease financing solution provides you with the lowest monthly payment , and in many cases you can arrange that payment to reflect your actual working capital situation – i.e. seasonal payments, skip payments, quarterly payments ( if desired ) etc. That is true flexibility.
Most lease financing solutions in Canada are at a fixed rate, but in some cases variable rates are also offered.
When clients ask us what are some of the major challenges or pitfalls of equipment leasing and financing we advise them that questions can be answered in a very simple manner - business owners need to focus on which benefits of lease equipment financing appeal to them and then work with a partner who can deliver optimal rates, terms and structures based on your firms overall credit quality.
The challenge for Canadian business is working thru the plethora of hundreds of equipment finance firms, many of which may not be suited to your type of asset acquisition and your firms overall credit quality. In Canada rates on equipment leases depend on the size the of the asset, the financial strength of the leasing company (they borrow money too!) and the overall credit quality of your firm. Leasing when it comes to pure interest rate focuses on your ability to generate future cash flows to make the monthly payment.
Thousands of leases are written every year in Canada for commercial, industrial and construction equipment when the historical cash flow of a customer does not necessarily reflect the future ability to pay. In that case the lease becomes what is known as ‘structured ‘, which simply means that a down payment might be required, the term of the lease might be shortened, and in some cases some additional collateral might be required Lease firms are in business to write leases, so usually every effort is made to complete a transaction that makes sense for all parties.
We advise customers to work with a credible, experience and trusted advisor in this area who can help your firm navigate the occasionally complex world of equipment financing in Canada. When you are successful you will have benefited from one of the great financing strategies of Canadian business - improved cash flow, prompt approvals, flexible payments and potential tax and accounting benefits. Those are great reasons to lease finance your assets.
7 Park Avenue Financial :
2910 South Sheridan Way
Office = 905 829 2653
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 .
' Canadian Business Financing With The Intelligent Use Of Experience '
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.