Most depreciable assets can be funded, including motor vehicles (cars, trucks, etc), aircraft, marine craft, plant & machinery, and office / retail fit-out.
Asset finance encompasses Hire Purchase, Leasing, Chattel Mortgage, and Sale & Lease Back finance.
Which one suits you will depend on your business cash flow and your business tax profile. The method used to fund assets can have a considerable impact on business: taxation accounting advice is recommended.
This type of funding is suitable to assist with business expansion, capital up-grades, and to raise Working Capital from existing assets to help fund business growth. Read about the Different Types of Asset Finance.
Besides using Asset Finance to fund the acquisition of vehicles and plant & equipment, it can be used as a supplement to other finance for business expansion or for business cash flow management.
The Sale & Lease back method utilizes an operating lease structure and allows a business to free up the working capital locked up in its operating equipment or vehicles. It works by a business selling its asset to a financier (gets a cash injection into the business) and then rents the equipment, thereby retaining possession and use of it.
Sale & Lease back is also an efficient balance sheet management technique for shifting debt off balance sheet to enhance business value.