Earthmoving Services, Finance

Why businesses choose finance brokers

Did you know that more than half of small businesses use equipment finance brokers for a significant portion of their financing needs? The team at Finlease breaks down several reasons for this trend.

Relationships

First and foremost, brokers can offer the benefits of a long-term relationship, which can be particularly important in a world where bank and account managers frequently change.

Business owners appreciate working with someone who understands their business and can represent them to the market without having to repeat their story multiple times.

Service

In addition, brokers offer a service that works around the clock. Because much of the administrative work is done outside of normal business hours, it’s essential to be able to speak with a broker or banker when it’s convenient for you.

A good broker will also manage the entire project, taking care of everything from arranging invoices and insurance to signing documentation and ultimate settlement.

Brokers can help simplify equipment finance for busy business owners.

Spreading debt

Brokers can also help businesses spread their debt over several competitive underwriting financiers, which provides a broader base for expansion and some competition to ensure the best interest rates and commercial conditions.

Brokers deliver a competitive facility, in a pain-free manner, that feels like a breath of fresh air compared to the banks.

Advocacy

Another benefit of working with a broker is advocacy. Many business owners are experts in their specific industries but may not be as knowledgeable about financing equipment. A broker will ensure that any approval is most closely aligned with the client’s needs, not just what the bank wants. A capable broker will have the experience, knowledge, skill, and influence to negotiate the best outcome for the client.

The changing market

It’s worth noting that the market for equipment and vehicle financing is changing rapidly. With the increasing popularity of behavioural lending, many underwriters now offer automatic ‘low doc’ competitive finance approvals for selected equipment and vehicle financing up to $150,000 and $500,000 for replacement equipment, trucks, and trailers. Brokers can provide some wonderful alternatives for business owners.

Selecting the right one

However, as with any industry, there are good operators and not-so-good ones.

To find the right broker, it’s essential to
look at what existing clients are saying and ask other business owners who they use
and why. The best referral is a happy customer.

Get in touch with the Finlease team at www.finlease.com.au to learn more about how a broker can assist your business today.

 

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