Fairground finance

Fairground and Showman finance

Keep your show on the road with our flexible finance solutions.

With over 30 years’ experience in financing showmen, the team at Close Brothers Asset Finance understands your sector and can help you achieve your business aims. 

Whether you are looking for funds to purchase additional fairground equipment or simply need to ease cash flow, we can help.

Speak to a member of our team today to find out more about financing additional assets or releasing capital tied up in your existing fairground equipment.

Fairground finance

All fairground equipment will be considered. Assets we typically finance include:

  • A wide variety of fairground rides
  • Showman vehicles
  • Generators
  • Kiosks
  • Mobile bars
  • Living trailers

Contact the fairground team

01355 572370

Scotland office

2nd Floor, Orbital House,
3 Redwood Crescent, East Kilbride
Glasgow
G74 5PR

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Finance products we offer for the fairground sector:

  • Hire Purchase
  • Refinancing
  • Finance Lease

Hire Purchase - Spread the cost over time

Hire Purchase enables you to acquire an asset while paying for it in instalments over an agreed timescale – the term. At the end of the term, you have the option to purchase the asset outright.

Hire Purchase lets you spread the cost of your investment over the life of the asset, making it easier to budget. Hire Purchase is particularly suitable for acquiring vehicles, machinery, construction and commercial equipment with a resell value.

 

Benefits of Hire Purchase

  • More time to repaySpread the cost over the life of the asset
  • SeasonalityWe can structure repayments to take account of seasonal fluctuations in your cash flow
  • Keep controlYou are the owner of the asset for tax purposes and can normally claim capital allowances
  • Tax efficientYou can potentially offset your hire purchase interest and charges against pre-tax profits
  • Potentially reclaim VAT on the capital cost (there are special rules for cars) 

Refinancing - When you need a cash injection

Refinancing is a quick way to access the value of assets on your existing balance sheet and redeploy that value elsewhere within your business – for example, to fund a deposit on new equipment or unlock some working capital to ease cash flow.

Sale and HP Back is a form of refinance that can be used against most types of equipment, making it suitable for companies of all sizes, including sole traders. It works by us purchasing the asset and financing it back to you. Repayments are calculated in line with the income stream that will be generated by the asset and at the end of the refinance term, you own the asset.

This option applies whether you already own the asset or are using it under a finance deal with another provider.

 

Benefits of Refinancing

  • EfficiencyUninterrupted use of the asset
  • Spread the cost furtherWe can take over the finance agreement you have with another provider and extend the term
  • ChoiceGive your business a cash injection or use the money to buy other assets that may not be accessible through hire purchase or leasing agreements

Finance Lease - User benefits without the ties of ownership

Our Finance Lease arrangement lets you use the equipment you need without having to buy it outright. You pay us rent for the full use of it. The rental period (the primary lease term) is flexible and can be tailored to your usage needs and cash flow.

During this period, you will pay us the full cost of the asset, including interest.

Then, when you reach the end of the primary lease term you can choose to:

  • continue to use the asset by entering a secondary rental period
  • sell the asset and keep a portion of the income from the sale
  • return it to us

 

Benefits of Finance Lease

  • Low initial outlayQuick access to the asset you need without a heavy upfront investment
  • FlexibilityRental payments and lease periods can be designed to match your cash flow
  • Cash backReceive most of the income from selling the asset if you choose to do so at the end of the lease
  • Tax efficientRentals can potentially be offset against pre-tax profits
  • Reduce costs - Potentially reclaim VAT on rentals

To find out how we can help, please contact us today.