Keep your agribusiness ahead of the game with flexible finance
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Flexible agricultural loans and leases
Agribusiness is vital to Australia, and we offer a range of agricultural equipment loans and leases that come with low rates and flexible terms. We find you leases that help keep your operation at peak efficiency. Our consultants can set up finance leases and operating leases to secure your cash flow. Ask about adjustable loan repayments for seasonal agribusinesses, giving you greater peace of mind.
Finance tailored to your agribusiness
Savvy connects with over 25 of Australia’s top lenders in agricultural equipment and vehicle finance. Our consultants help find you the best deal that suits your situation and circumstances. We can tailor an agricultural equipment finance solution that doesn’t require you to invest any capital of your own. We can even find loan products such as chattel mortgages or hire purchases with 100% finance or more, so you can amortise extras such as insurance and training costs.
Calculate, compare and save on your agriculture finance
Getting the best price and the most flexible terms is important to any agribusiness. That’s why we offer a free agricultural finance calculator, giving you the power to do the maths yourself and see how much you can save.
|Lender||Product Name||Advertised Rate||Comparison Rate||Monthly Repayment|
|Savvy||Secured Agriculture Loan|| 4.49% |
|BankWest||Business FeeSaver Loan - Res Sec|| 5.80% |
|BankSA||Business Loan Variable|| 6.78% |
|ANZ||Business Loan Variable - Res Sec|| 7.10% |
|Commonwealth Bank||BBL Var Non-Res Sec|| 7.81% |
* The interest Rate of 4.49% p.a. with a comparison rate of 6.60% p.a. is based on a 5 year secured consumer fixed rate loan of $40,000. WARNING: The comparison rate, monthly repayment and total cost applies only to the example given and may not include all fees and charges. Costs such as broker fees, redraw fees or early repayment fees, and cost savings such as fee waivers, are not included in the comparison rate but may influence the cost of the loan. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts may result in a different comparison rate. Establishment fees and monthly fees apply only to consumer loans. Commercial use loans may attract different fees.
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Helpful guides to agricultural finance
Use our helpful guides below to learn more about agriculture finance and how it impacts the agricultural industry
Buying new vs. used agricultural machinery
Keeping a farm operating requires a lot of work and a lot of capital. Buying used agricultural machinery such as tractor, may be a viable option, especially if you’re facing a bigger than expected harvest. Depreciation may occur faster, but it will get the job done. Buying new means high residual value in your asset, and lower maintenance costs as parts and machinery is factory fresh. If you decide to rotate crops or move into different commodities, you can sell for more.
Leasing equipment vs. buying
A major decision for any farmer or agribusiness manager is to lease or buy farm equipment. Buying creates an asset on the books, which can count towards your profits. You can also claim depreciation, tax and other benefits. However, if your farm or agribusiness needs more flexibility, operating or finance leases may be preferable. This gives you the opportunity to switch out existing equipment within a given time frame, so you’re always using new or near-new equipment.
Agribusiness loans – how they differ
In contrast to other types of commercial loans, Agribusiness is often dependent on seasonal income, so banks and lenders accommodate repayments when cash flow is better – around harvest time. Terms can vary from three months up to thirty years; especially when some equipment can cost six to seven figures. One can separate the loan into interest only (with a balloon payment due at term) or principal and interest, like most other loans. Some loans also come with a redraw facility.
Buying agriculture equipment after lease
Many agribusinesses lease their equipment with an operating or finance lease as it suits their aims and method of operation. However, once a lease term concludes, a farm or agribusiness has the option to buy their equipment outright, if it suits their financial position and goals. The usual method is to pay out the residual value of the equipment leased. Though this is a lump sum, your business can finance this using a variety of commercial agribusiness loan products.