Hire and Lease Purchase

Hire / Lease Purchase

Hire Purchase (HP) is a financing solution suitable for businesses wishing to purchase assets without paying the full value immediately. The customer pays an initial deposit, with the remainder of the balance and interest paid over a period of time. On completion, ownership of the asset transfers to the customer.

Assets are defined as anything of monetary value that is owned by a firm or an individual. Assets listed on a firm’s balance sheet can include tangible items such as inventories, equipment and real estate, as well as intangible items such as property rights or goodwill.

What can I finance with Hire Purchase?

In reality anything can be funded with a HP agreement, but, it is most common in industries where expensive machinery is required, such as:

  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Manufacturing
  • Travel Frieght
  • Transport
  • Professional Services

It is however also commonly used to fund other smaller capital costs such as;

  • Vehicles
  • IT Equipment

Benefits

  • Repayment terms are often flexible
  • The interest rate is fixed for the duration on the agreement
  • Relatively low initial deposit requirement
  • There is no final lump sum at the end of the agreement and you will own the asset out right

Potential Risks

  • The loan is secured against the asset, therefore if you miss any payments, the asset may be repossesed
  • You don’t own the asset until the final payment is made

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