INFORMATION ON EQUIPMENT LEASING LOANS AND ASSET ACQUISITION FINANCING IN CANADA
Let's focus on some of the advantages of leasing, thereby giving you some great reasons to consider entering into a lease when your firm acquires assets. Yes there are other ways to acquire assets - they include term loans, or putting in additional equity into your company but time and time again Canadian business owners and financial managers come to realize that lease finance is competitive and offers some of these ' special ' advantages that arent available elsewhere .
So, is lease financing the right decision? Let's examine secret # 1 - which simply speaking is your ability to get 100% financing on. And even if a down payment is in fact required 90% financing, as an example surely isn’t a bad thing. Oh and by the way, the additional costs that you might have to incur in acquiring an asset, i.e. delivery, installation, training, maintenance, etc. can easily be bundled into your transaction. If you went the term loan route many of these softer costs couldn’t be financed and therefore drain your cash flow.
Secret # 2 in business leasing. It's your ability to be a ' hedger '. A hedger? We mean of course a hedger in terms of an inflationary environment. As you make your payments over time the lease company that receives your cash of course recognizes that’s its worth less over time whenever there is positive inflation in the economy. They lose, and you win. Naturally this is probably not the greatest economic decision driver when you acquire and asset but its one more positive in the lease advantage scenario. And since lease terms are available anywhere from 2- 7 years typically you keep on being the winner.
Secret # 3- In your kingdom of business, cash flow is king. We all know that .The drain on cash flow in your company can be offset by utilizing lease financing. Firms with good credit ratings can get great rates these days, and even firms that have credit challenges are able to take care advantage of ' structured ' transactions, allowing them to acquire the asset under perhaps a shorter term or higher monthly payment.
Secret # 4- The lease financing transaction typically is complimentary to your overall banking and debt strategy. Banks or other institutions might have what we call ' negative covenants ' about how you run you business from a financial ration perspective. Leasing can often address your other loan covenants with lenders in a positive manner, but we do caution business owners and financial managers to review their covenants prior to entering into a lease.
Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor who can assist you in maximizing asset finance needs.
7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
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 .
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.