Whether you’re buying a car, IT, or equipment, hire purchases can work to grow your business.
What is a hire purchase?
A hire purchase is a flexible and cash flow neutral finance solution for business looking to eventually own cars, equipment, or long-term assets. Repayments can be tailored to your business cycle. You can reduce repayments using a balloon payment (residual value) payment, due at the end of the loan term. A hire purchase doesn’t require a deposit, and all repayments are on the books as operating expenses. As a business loan, you can also finance maintenance and servicing as part of the hire purchase agreement, with an amount more than 100% of your asset’s value.
Accounting and tax benefits of hire purchases
With all hire purchases, ownership of the equipment or car rests with the lender until the end of the loan term. This means you are effectively hiring or renting the asset which means repayments are classified as a business operating expense. Your lender may claim GST, depreciation, and interest paid on the loan and pass it on as savings to you. This may suit businesses that require off-balance sheet accounting. Our experienced consultants have access to the best finance products and rates. Savvy will make it simple and easy for you to make an informed decision.