Join the Leasing Revolution

Recent in-depth research carried out by our long-term partners at Lex Autolease has revealed that SMEs in the UK want to cut costs and bolster business, yet have almost £6.7 billion tied up on their balance sheets in depreciating light commercial vehicle assets – capital that could have otherwise funded their growth opportunities.

There are currently more than 1.5 million light commercial vehicles (LCVs) registered to British businesses, of which SMEs own the majority of. These LCV’s are financed by cash reserves or bank debt. With the average replacement cycle of an LCV lasting four years, it is an accumulative cost burden that can fast become significant to any business.

Of the research carried out, it was found that more than three quarters of SMEs (77 per cent) surveyed had never leased a vehicle. For most, it is simply a case of preferring to own their assets – paying a premium to satisfy an emotional attachment to the tradition of ownership.

Interestingly, more than a quarter (28 per cent) believe leasing to be too expensive for their business, with almost the same proportion of respondents preferring to manage a single lump sum outlay than impact monthly cashflow with regular payments.

Leasing typically provides a more cost effective, manageable solution for sustained growth over the long term.

51% of SMEs that do lease vehicles say they do so to avoid the high upfront cost of buying, with less hassle being another major deciding factor.

Owning vehicles means dedicating the time, energy and manpower to manage them – resources that could be better spent on developing products and services to boost revenue, generate new business, and grow market share.

Leasing is an attractive choice for SMEs who want to be free to focus on their core business rather than everyday administrative and operational activities.

To join the Leasing Revolution, or discuss how your business could benefit, please contact us for an informal discussion.

How Would SME's invest the capital saved by Leasing?

Of the companies surveyed by Lex Autolease, the companies responses were:

43% supporting working capital
18% reduce overdraft/debt
15% marketing
15% new IT infrastructure
13% new plant/machinery
9% new/expand premises
8% research & development
5% recruitment

Long Term Value

Flexible packages, competitive payment plans, and vehicle choice are just part of the business case for leasing.
Add maintenance and servicing, account management, financial and administrative support, and green solutions to the mix and the true long-term value of leasing becomes clear.
To join the Leasing Revolution or discuss how your business could benefit, please contact us for an informal chat.

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Costs of Leasing

The majority of prices shown throughout the Lease a Van section of our website are correct. However, in rare occasions, due to the complex variations of vehicles available in the commercial vehicle market, where chassis cabs can be fitted with dropsides, tippers, lifts, cranes, fridges, or bespoke items. Vans can also have different types of racking and tooling fitted – all variations and racked and tooled vehicles are subject to Vehicle Type Approval (VTA). Meaning that the price you see may be subject to change. However simply contact us for a quotation, which will be all encompassing.

These costs can be absorbed more easily in a lease type agreement this again helping with cash flow.

You don’t have the worries of what effects these conversions have on the resale of the vehicle at the end of its life.