Equipment Finance

Rates from 4.09%

Equipment Finance Summary

Equipment Finance is used to purchase new or used equipment for your business, for example, vehicles, farm and agricultural equipment, medical equipment, catering equipment, computers, and heavy machinery.

Equipment finance can take the form of leases, hire purchase and rental agreements. Equipment finance helps you obtain equipment now without you having to pay upfront for the full cost. One of the great benefits of equipment finance is that the equipment you are purchasing can be used as collateral, so you will not have to use property as security.

Because you are using the equipment as security for your loan, the amount you can borrow depends on the value of the equipment you are buying. The equipment type, age of equipment and the useful life are important factors in determining the amount of your finance approval. You can finance up to 100% of the value of the equipment.

Most equipment finance has fixed interest rates and a set term with regular monthly payments. The certainty of fixed monthly payments can help your business planning and budgeting. Another benefit of financing your equipment is that it frees up your capital to be used as working capital and towards your business growth.


  • Get funding fast
  • The equipment acts as security for the loan
  • Frees up working capital
  • Get equipment without paying for it upfront
  • You can claim tax deductions
  • Options are available for bad credit


  • Equipment may depreciate faster than the loan is repaid
  • Second-hand equipment can attract higher interest rates
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Unsecured Loan Calculator

  • Borrow without risking property / assets

  • Loan terms of 3-12 months

  • Security needed for longer borrowing

  • No personal guarantees required

How much do you need?

Over how many months?

Based on your answers,

Your estimated weekly repayments are: $1,498 / week

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  • Borrow with the certainty of fixed repayments

  • Loan terms of 1 to 20 years

  • Monthly repayments

  • Secured & unsecured options available

How much do you want to borrow?

Interest Rate

Over How many years?

Based on your answers,

Monthly Repayments $9,666

Total Repayments $579,960

Interest Costs $79,960

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  • No deposit options available

  • Rates from 4.09%

  • Loans from 1 - 10 years

  • Low Doc options available for business owners

What is your vehicle/equipment cost?

Interest Rate

Over how many years?

Based on your answers,

Monthly Repayments: $1,473

Total Repayments: $88,399

Interest Costs: $8,399

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Invoice Finance Calculator

  • Loans against your outstanding invoices

  • Undisclosed options available

  • Rates from 0.5% per month

  • Same-day approvals

Outstanding Receivables

Advance Rate

Based on your answers,

Receive up front: $480,000

90 days interest costs:

Minimum $14,400

Maximum $21,600

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How does Equipment Finance work?

Getting a business equipment loan or lease can be a short, streamlined way to finance up to 100% of the value of any equipment you need for your business.

Equipment finance comes in many options including leases, hire purchase, loans and chattel mortgages.

A bit confused? Don’t worry – here are some examples and explanations.


Equipment Loan

A standard equipment loan allows you to borrow up to 100% of the cost of equipment with fixed repayments. The equipment is generally the only security required for the loan.


Finance Leases

A finance lease is a form of a rental agreement because the lessor owns the asset. At the end of the lease you have the option of purchasing the asset (for a residual amount agreed upfront), trading in the asset for new equipment or simply terminating the lease.

There is a risk that at the end of the lease the asset will be worth less than the residual value. One of the advantages of a finance lease is that the lender pays the GST component; this makes your payments lower.

Operating Leases

This type of lease is ideal for equipment such as technology equipment that needs regular replacement. It is similar to a finance lease but the risk of the market value being lower than the residual value is with the lender, not with you.

At the end of the lease period, you simply return the goods to the financier. In this type of lease, the equipment is not listed as an asset on your balance sheet and therefore you cannot claim depreciation. You can, however, claim the lease payments as a tax deduction.

Chattel Mortgage

A “chattel” is a moveable asset (i.e. it’s anything other than real estate). With a chattel mortgage you own the equipment from the beginning of the term of the lease. With a chattel mortgage, only the interest component of the lease payments are tax deductible – but you can also claim a deduction for the depreciation of the asset. In addition, you can claim a credit for the GST component on your BAS statement.

Raising Capital

Another benefit of using of equipment finance is to raise capital for your business. If you own equipment outright, you can use the equipment as security for a new loan. You would first sell the equipment to a finance company and have use of this cash, then your business enters into a new lease on the equipment so that you still have use of it.

Is Equipment Finance right for you?

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Documents required for an Equipment Finance application

For loans less than $200,000

  • ID such as a driver’s license
  • ABN
  • Details of Equipment


For loans greater than $200,000

  • Same as for loans less than $200,000 plus:
  •      A P&L (profit & loss) statement
  •      List of assets and liabilities


Who qualifies for Equipment Finance

Most businesses will qualify for equipment finance, including startups and people with bad credit.

You can use the online prequalification tool to find out what types of business loans you are eligible for.

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