ASSET FINANCE

Introduction

Our asset and leasing finance solutions can help you purchase equipment without the financial burden of outright purchase. You pay for the equipment with the income it generates or the costs saved helping you to maximise your working capital.

We have a number of solutions that can be tailored to suit your requirements:

  • Plant and equipment with everything from earthmovers to blast furnaces.
  • Factory machinery including printing presses, production lines and woodworking machinery.
  • Commercial vehicles large and small from a single van to a fleet of articulated trucks.
  • Executive company cars covering the very best marques at extremely competitive rates.

Need to re-finance an existing asset?

Many companies are finding that equipment purchased during healthy trading times has taken capital from the business which they could now make better use of.

By re-financing (Sale & Leaseback) an existing asset, you get an instant capital injection, but with banks being far more cautious it’s much harder to arrange. AF Group can help where the banks won’t, and as well as our network of specialist lenders we’ll often use our own funds for these transactions.

Been turned-down elsewhere?

Our network of funding sources means we’re often able to help companies that have been turned down elsewhere. We’ll always consider every application from new companies and companies with poor credit records or businesses who have experience trading difficulties. If you’ve not got a set of up-to-date accounts that’s not always a problem either, just get in touch today and we’ll do our very best to help you.

Property Finance

We have a number of solutions across these four main areas:

  • Bridging Loans and Short Term Finance when you need to raise funds quickly.
  • Commercial Mortgages and Remortgages for all types of property.
  • Development Finance for new builds or major renovation work.
  • Loans secured on property for any business purpose and at competitive rates.

Trade Finance

Trade finance usually runs alongside the traditional forms of funding like overdrafts, invoice discounting and factoring and will take the form of purchase finance, letters of credit or VAT export funding schemes.

  • Import Finance allowing you to pay for goods abroad prior to shipping.
  • Export Finance covering the cost of shipping and VAT.
  • Purchase Finance to help with seasonal trends and bulk orders.

Invoice Discounting and Factoring

Invoice Discounting and Factoring are a means of improving your cashflow by obtaining funds secured on the strength of your sales ledger debts.

The average time taken for UK businesses is to get paid is 67 days. With Invoice Discounting or Factoring, you get up to 90% of each invoice value paid into your bank account immediately.