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Perth’s Choice For Retail, Commercial, Industrial Equipment Finance
Western Australia is home to some of Australia’s best retail shopping, fine dining, and experiences – but also to many of our mines, manufacturing, and industrial plants. Savvy understands the needs of Western Australians and business in Perth, offering flexible and competitive equipment finance options. Whether you’re starting out or looking to expand, Savvy has the tools and resources to secure your business future with the equipment it needs to succeed.
Buy or Lease Equipment In Perth – Do It Your Way
Businesses are different and their equipment needs are just as unique – so you can buy or lease your equipment and do it your way. Whether you want to purchase your equipment outright, lease it for a short-term or have the option to buy at the end of a lease, Savvy has a solution for your business. Choose from chattel mortgages, hire purchases, equipment leases, operating leases, finance leases, and more. Get competitive rates from our panel of over 25 business lenders and start moving today.
Perth’s Guide to Equipment Finance
Helpful guides to understand equipment finance for business
What type of tax incentives can I get on equipment loans?
There are many tax incentives when buying equipment and financing it with a loan. Your business can claim the GST back on the purchase price on the next activity statement. In a chattel mortgage, you can claim the interest paid and the depreciation on the asset. In a hire purchase, these may be deducted by your lender and passed on as savings. Buying certain assets may be eligible for the instant asset write-off scheme, which gives most businesses $150,000 in tax deductions for business asset purchases.
Operating leases – what are they used for?
Operating leases are used for businesses that want to conserve their working capital or cash for other opportunities or to keep it as a resource. Operating leases give a business the flexibility to use equipment for a set period and hand it back when it’s no longer required, or needs to be upgraded, such as in IT applications for example. Operating leases are also classified as a business expense which is also a significant tax advantage. Operating leases can also be tailored to your cash flow, if it is seasonal. In most cases, you will not have to pay for regular maintenance; though you may have to keep the equipment in good condition for the lease term.
Buying equipment at the end of a lease
Certain leases give you the choice to buy your equipment outright if you find the equipment is integral to business operations. This type of lease is known as a finance lease. Like any lease, you take possession of equipment for a set period and make monthly (or regular) repayments over the term of the lease. At the end of the lease, you are given the option to buy the equipment. This takes the form of a residual value payment. This is amount that the equipment is worth at the end of the lease. If you lease $50,000 of equipment and pay $30,000 over the loan period, you can buy the equipment for $20,000. You can also hand the equipment back or start a new lease with new equipment.
Should I buy used equipment?
In most cases, a business should buy new or close to new equipment as possible. This is due to newer equipment having higher residual value, or conversely, low depreciation. A bank or lender will have a difficult time justifying a loan for a low-value piece of equipment, especially if it is used as collateral (or the ‘chattel’ portion of a chattel mortgage.). This is due to higher risk associated with older equipment, as it may break down, wear out, and be less reliable. It is also more difficult to insure older equipment due to these factors. That being said there are some higher value pieces of machinery that stay useful for many years. At savvy we have financing options for older pieces of equipment that still hold their value and use in the market even if they might be 10, 20 years old.