Asset Finance

Discover asset finance solutions to support your business needs

What is asset finance?

Asset finance is a way of allowing you to buy essential vehicles and equipment without feeling the weight of an outright purchase. It is also used by businesses as a means of injecting funds back into the cash flow. You can learn more about this on the website of our asset finance provider — Lombard.

How does asset finance work?

Being a type of financing, it is used by businesses to spread the cost across an agreed term with monthly payments and the option of a larger final payment, allowing you more control over your cash flow.

Read our guides on how to manage your business priorities.

Types of asset finance

You'll be taken to the product page on the Lombard website to learn more about the various asset finance solutions available.

Hire Purchase

Flexible finance to purchase an asset for your business


Flexible term - from 12 months to 10 years dependent on the type of asset being financed.

Flexible deposit amounts.

Have the option to pay a larger sum at the end to match anticipated cash flows.


Residual Value Lease

Enjoy your assets without the risk of future value losses


  • You are protected from an asset losing value.
  • We fix a residual value for the asset which will reduce your monthly payments.
  • Tailor the payments to match your cash flow.

Finance Lease

A share of the re-sale value with a rental agreement


  • Monthly leasing means you don't have to pay a lump sum upfront. This could help with your cash flow.
  • Only pay VAT on lease payments.
  • Lease payments could be tailored to match your cash flow.

Contract Hire

A  flexible solution from single vehicles to large fleets


  • Arrange mileage and lease terms to suit your needs. Possibility of amending terms and extending lease.
  • No upfront outlay and fixed monthly payments could help manage your cash flow.
  • You don't own the vehicles so you won't be affected by depreciation.

Marine finance

Leisure and commercial marine finance solutions


  • Expert guidance and support
  • Tailored funding options
  • On hand expert support
  • We work with manufacturers and retailers and can fund many types of vessel


Lombard offers a number of other solutions


  • Capital import finance
  • Sale and leaseback
  • Wholesale finance
  • Aviation finance

Super-deduction on qualifying assets

From 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2023, companies investing in qualifying new plant and machinery assets will be able to offset against taxable profits.

The super-deduction will allow companies to cut their tax bill by up to 25p for every £1 they invest. This provides significantly faster tax relief for qualifying investments, helping businesses to invest and grow.

Only companies who pay corporation tax can take advantage of this tax incentive.

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