Equipment Financing

Equipment financing relates to any and all forms of financing businesses use to obtain commercial equipment. Types of equipment financing include equipment deals, equipment leasing and equipment sale-leaseback. Each equipment financing option varies in credit and capital requirements, structure of the financing facility, along with rates, terms and fees. Leasing equipment allows companies to obtain equipment immediately, without having to pay upfront costs. Equipment deals allow companies to purchase equipment and have full-control over the equipment both during the deal term and once payback is completed. Sale-leasebacks allow companies to sell their equipment, while still retaining the ability to use the equipment.

Equipment deals are debt financing facility used to purchase new or used business equipment. Getting a business deal to purchase equipment allows a company to obtain equipment quickly, without having to pay the full price upfront. Types of business deals used to purchase equipment include SBA deals, bank term deals and lines of credit, alternative deals, factoring and merchant cash advances. Sale leaseback is a way for a company to leverage their own business equipment to obtain financing by selling their equipment to a lender, and then leasing the equipment back for a period of time. Sale leaseback can help a company deal with dips in cash-flow and increase working capital for the businesses needs.

Equipment leasing is the purchase of equipment by a business lender with the intention to lease the equipment directly to a business. Equipment leasing is a good financing tool for companies that don’t have upfront money to purchase equipment, companies that want to obtain business equipment but not be stuck with the equipment should it become outdated, and for companies looking to tax advantage of tax incentives for capital leases. Equipment leasing allows companies to obtain new and used equipment, and at the end of the term they are often offered the option to purchase the equipment (for as little as $1). Step-Up Leases allow your company to start with lower payments that increase over time. Skip-Leases allow companies to skip payments during certain months of the year. Deferred-Leases allow businesses to defer lease payments for a significant period of time. Master-Leases provide companies with additional equipment that can be added to the leasing agreement.

Approval Rates

CASH ADVANCE LENDERS
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LARGE BANKS
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TRADITIONAL BANKS
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ALTERNATIVE LENDERS
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Documents

  • Business tax returns
  • Financial statements
  • Schedules of liabilities
  • Personal tax returns
  • Personal financial statement

Details

  • Rates: 5-15%
  • Terms: 1-25 years
  • Funding time: 30-90 days
  • Repayments: weekly – monthly
  • Industries funded: most

Deal Process

  1. Credit Application
    Fill-out and sign credit lease application by business owners.
  2. Supply most recent 6 months bank statements, and past year of financial documents
    Supply equipment leasing company with a purchase order or receipt of equipment.
  3. Receive offer from lender
    The equipment leasing company will then offer a term sheet (which includes rates, terms and fees).
  4. Get equpment leased
    Once you accept the lender’s offer, the lender will then secure the equipment and supply it to the business once the first and last months payment is made.

Lease Process

  1. Credit Lease Application
    Fill-out and sign credit lease application by business owners.
  2. Supply purchase order
    Supply equipment leasing company with a purchase order or receipt of equipment.
  3. Receive offer from lender
    The equipment leasing company will then offer a term sheet (which includes rates, terms and fees).
  4. Get equipment leased
    Once you accept the lender’s offer, the lender will then secure the equipment and supply it to the business once the first and last months payment is made.

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