Perhaps like many businesses, from new start ups and SMEs to larger companies, you have come round to the idea that there must be a better way to secure funding for your business plans than relying on bank lending. Despite recent initiatives, securing finance this way still remains a tricky and long-winded process, whereas equipment leasing can be very quick to arrange and avoids the need for upfront capital outlay.
What Is Equipment Leasing?
Leasing enables you to pay for the equipment you need over a fixed period of time – typically two to five years through a series of contractual, tax deductible payments. Put simply, the leasing company (the lessor) buys and owns the asset. The customer (or lessee) then hires use of the asset, paying rental over a fixed period. At the end of the contract, the customer usually has a choice of extending the lease, buying the asset or simply returning it.
Finding Out More About Leasing
Clearly, if you have not undertaken a lease finance agreement previously, you will wish to research the topic thoroughly. That’s where the Financing Your Business Plans: WestWon Guide to Leasing comes in: it has been written to help businesses like your get up to speed with leasing terminology and to provide a concise overview of leasing. It is available to download from the website now.
This essential guide contains the information that you need to know about the benefits of leasing, the process, the options available, the things to consider and questions to ask when choosing a leasing company. After all, selecting the right company to work with is vital. As with entering into any new contract, when opting to lease equipment it is important to choose a reputable leasing partner.
For more tailored information on your business leasing options, please call WestWon on Tel: 01494 611 456
For an outline cost comparison of Leasing versus Buying business equipment. please take a look at our Equipment lease calculator.