Easy Technique To Qualify For Start-up Heavy Equipment Lease-Financing

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The new business owner needs a vital piece of equipment such as truck, a trailer, a backhoe, a grader, an excavator, etc., etc, but discovers that they cannot qualify for the  financing .

Even though the new business owner has jobs lined up or contracts in place that will generate revenue to make the payments, that new business owner gets denied  financing .

This dilemma is not necessarily limited to the start-up business owner either. Established construction businesses are discovering that their bank or  finance  company is declining to make that all important loan. The reason? The recent impact of the residential sub-prime loan chaos has migrated to the business community. Banks are tightening up on the micro-loans that they used to make with regularity.

So, what is the new or even the established construction business and trucking business owners do to get critically needed heavy equipment lease-financing?

A solution: Check out off-lease equipment that Lease-financing Companies have in their inventory. There are literally hundreds of pieces of quality used pieces of heavy equipment in off-lease status that are owned by heavy equipment leasing companies. This is quality equipment that was returned to the lessor at end of term or for default.

Why is this good for the start-up construction/trucking company? The lease-financing companies do not want this equipment on the books. Every piece of equipment that remains in an off-lease status is costing them money. As such, they offer much better terms to a buyer.

This is good news for start-up construction and trucking companies because they can often qualify for the more relaxed  financing  terms offered by the lease-financing company with excess inventory on-hand.

The terms will often include:

1. Relaxed credit scores. Often  financing  scores below 600 FICO.

2. Relaxed number of payments and last-security deposits. Often requiring only the first month payment, rather than the typical first and last payment and a security deposit. This is a great benefit to a new business with challenged cashflow.

3. Relaxed down payment. Often requiring no down payment. Again, a significant benefit to the new business owner who is trying to launch a business with limited cash.

4. Relaxed lease term. Often offering extended terms of as much as 60 months. This lowers the monthly payments for the new business owner.

5. Relaxed residuals. Often offering as much as 20% residual  financing . This too reduces the amount of the monthly payment.

6. Relaxed Time-in-Business requirements. Often offering  financing  to new business owners with no TIB.

7. Relaxed business organization type. Often offering  financing  to Sole Proprietors. No need to be organized as LLC or to be incorporated.

Depending on the type and age of the equipment, the lessor may offer warranty programs for the equipment as well.

While these are all significant benefits for the start up construction/trucking company, the equipment will often be located in a city remote to the business owner. This will require the owner to travel to the location to see the equipment. If purchased, the owner will have to arrange for transportation of the equipment. Some lessors will arrange shipping and fold the cost of shipping into the lease-financing as a soft cost.

In summary, start-up construction and trucking company’s do have an alternative when they do not qualify for conventional lease-financing or their bank had to say no to their heavy equipment  financing  request.

Source by Robert Jacobs

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