About Equipment Finance

Equipment finance are loans to buy business equipment. Businesses will often have the need to purchase, replace, repair, or upgrade various kinds of equipment to process, manufacture, or produce their product. Equipment can include such things as medical and dental medical machinery; restaurant ovens, cookware, tables and chairs, linens, and catering supplies; phone systems; computer monitors, printers, copiers; furniture, tools, vehicles (for commercial use), specialized machinery, industrial equipment, and more. All of this equipment is essential for your business to run at maximum efficiency and maximum productivity. But what do you do when your equipment is old, worn, and needs to be replaced? Often you have the choice to either purchase new equipment outright or lease.

Equipment Leasing

Leasing typically does not require a down payment. This is especially beneficial for those businesses with little to no available capital. If a down payment is required, it is typically relatively small compared to what a traditional loan down payment would look like.

With a lease, you can finance around 100% of the cost of the item or items plus around 20 – 25% of the so-called “soft costs.” Soft costs include any taxes or delivery charges.

Leasing gives your small or online business a greater amount of flexibility. You can return the item at the end of the lease or you have the option to purchase it for a small amount once the principal of the loan has been paid in full.

 

Equipment Loans

Each lender will have different terms, but in general, with a loan, you can finance around 80% of the total purchase price of the item. When choosing to buy your equipment and finance through a loan, you own the item from day one. A down payment of around 20% is generally required for most small business equipment loans. The collateral for the loan is the item or items you purchase with the equipment loan.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Personal identification

  • 100 points of ID are required. A current passport or birth certificate = 70 points. Driver licence = 40 points. (Please note if these documents are in your maiden name, you will also need to provide a copy of your marriage certificate.)
  • Other documents that help build up 100 points include: a Medicare card, credit card, ATM/debit card, council rates notice, pensioner concession card, health care card, tertiary student ID card.

Income details

  • The two most recent payslips from your current employer. (Ideally these will show the company name, number of payslip and year-to-date income figure.)
  • The most recent Group Certificate from your employer.

If self-employed

  • The last two years’ personal and business tax returns and ATO assessments.
  • Other income details.

You may also need

  • Rental income statements or bank accounts showing rental income for any investment properties.
  • Proof of share dividends or interest earned.
  • Centrelink letter confirming family tax benefits.
  • Centrelink letter confirming permanent government pension.
  • Private pension group certificate or statement.
  • Proof of any other regular, ongoing income.
  • Documentation on your existing home loan including the date the loan commenced, loan period and any financial penalty payable if you exit the loan early.
  • Statements for the last six months for any existing home loans and personal loans.
  • The most recent council rates notice and building insurance policy on the property or properties being offered as security.
  • Credit cards:
    • If you have credit card debt, statements for the last six months; or
    • If you don’t owe anything on your credit card, the most recent statement.
  • Statements for the last six months for any existing home loans or personal loans.
  • Your most recent credit card statement.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property you’re buying.
  • Statements for the last six months to show your savings and investment history. (This could include share certificates, savings account statements, term deposit statements, etc.)
  • If other funds are being used for the purchase, evidence showing where the funds are held.
  • If other funds are being given to you, which are not already in your bank account, you will need a Statutory Declaration from the person giving you the money.
  • Statement for your First Home Saver Account, if you have one.
  • Statements for the last six months to show your savings and investment history. This could include share certificates, term deposit statements, etc.
  • If other funds are being used for the purchase, evidence showing where the funds are held.
  • If other funds are being given to you, which are not already in your bank account, you will need a Statutory Declaration from the person giving you the money.
  • Your most recent credit card statement.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property being purchased.

If you already have investment property(ies):

  • Evidence of income such as rental statements.
  • A copy of the tenancy lease.
  • A council rates notice.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property being purchased.
  • A letter from a property manager indicating likely rent for the new property.
  • Copy of the contract of sale for the property being purchased.
  • A copy of a valid builder’s fixed price tender, including all specifications.
  • A copy of council approved plans.

Yes. If you want to pay off the loan early and you have the sufficient fund available with you, loan can be paid off early.

Yes. Refinancing option is available if you want to replace existing loan with other Loan to get the better interest rate or to cash out for a required purpose by using equity on the existing property.

Whenever you are in need of financial support, you can contact your mortgage broker to discuss the available options.

We have our head office located in Edmonson Park in Sydney. However, we help clients who need financial assistance anywhere in Australia.

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