As a funding source that offers flexible equipment financing for challenged credit customers, NFS provides a unique opportunity to its broker partners by funding our mutual customers’ equipment finance deals. Serving customers in healthcare, construction, manufacturing, IT and many other industries across the U.S. and Canada, NFS specializes in listening to their stories and working with its broker partner to find a flexible equipment finance solution that fits their unique business needs.
“I have been doing business with NFS Leasing for more than eight years now, and they are the best funding source I have for my customers with C or Story Credit. They are responsive, creative, and customer friendly.”
Flexible Equipment Financing For Story Credits
NFS Leasing works with a select group of broker partners to fund our mutual customer’s needs quickly and efficiently with flexible equipment financing solutions. We service customers in both the US and Canada, and are seeking high quality brokers in all our industries and geographies. We are members of:
- Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
- American Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (AACFB)
- The National Equipment Finance Association (NEFA)
It is a simple formula but one that is often difficult to find in a funding partner: the ability to listen and understand a client’s story ensures that we offer flexible equipment finance solutions regardless of the industry or circumstance. NFS Leasing is a funding source, makes its own credit decisions, and documents and services all its leases, from $100K to $15M.
Having helped a wide array of businesses grow through flexible equipment financing since 2001, we are approaching $1,000,000,000 in lease originations, and have unique capabilities for those customers with challenged credit (C, D, and Story Credit). We want to hear your customers’ story. Contact us to learn more on how NFS Leasing can help you become the flexible equipment financing solution for your customers.
RECENT CLIENT FUNDINGS
FMV Operating Leases
FMV Leases have lower up-front costs, lower monthly payments and multiple tax advantages. Technically, the lessee does not own the equipment. In an FMV Lease, the lessee can finance up to 100% of the cost of the equipment including “soft costs” (transportation, delivery, installation and other deferred costs).
The payment is usually lower than a Capital Lease (which preserves cash flow) and also allows the business to deduct qualifying lease payments as operating expenses. An NFS FMV Lease includes Skip Payment Leases and Step Payment Leases. These leases can be tailored with flexible structures, tax advantages and end-of-term buyout options including lease extensions, return or purchase of equipment at fair market value.
+ Often most affordable, flexible lease type
+ A fixed monthly payment with little or no upfront costs
+ 100% financing may be available
+ Often used when a company does not want to retain the equipment at the end
+ Can help manage the cost of continuous upgrades and maintenance issues
+ May have significant tax and accounting benefits
Finance / $ Buy Out Leases
Payments are fixed and as equipment owner, you can depreciate the equipment and even take advantage of Section 179 incentives and Bonus Depreciation. NFS Finance / $ Buy Out Leases are a good option for financing equipment with a long useful life (such as yellow iron, manufacturing machinery, warehousing and racking, etc.) as the equipment may be depreciated on your balance sheet and you may be able to deduct the interest expenses from your taxes. See your tax consultant for details.
- + Often used for equipment that retains its value over time
- + Has a set lease term and fixed monthly payments
- + Equipment ownership is often transferred to the lessee
- + Equipment appears on the balance sheet as company assets
- + Often used when a company does not want to retain the equipment at the end
- + For tax purposes, using Section 179, it may be possible to deduct as a business expense
- + At the end of the lease term, the lessee purchases the equipment for $1
Sale and Leaseback
With an NFS Sale and Leaseback, you can monetize the equity in the owned assets up to 80% of the fair market value of the owned assets. This is useful when a company needs to use the cash invested in an asset for other investments (where a higher rate of return can be generated), but the asset is still needed in order to operate their business. This provides the company immediate cash and then at the end of the term, the company may own the equipment outright again.
A sale leaseback can provide the opportunity to reinvest the newly acquired capital towards expansion, company expenses, purchasing inventory or many other business needs. Reimbursements can be structured as a lease or a loan depending on your unique business needs. Regardless of architecture, rest assured that your transaction will be funded quickly with flexible terms and a custom solution from NFS Leasing.
- + Often used when a company needs to generate cash/capital
- + Typically, has longer terms and lower payments
- + Can borrow up to 80% of the value of asset
- + Retain control and operation of the equipment for duration of lease with few or no restrictions
- + May provide tax benefits
Working Capital Loans
NFS Working Capital Financing is secured only by the specific asset being financed, not all the present or future assets. Within these structures, the borrower is the title holder and NFS Leasing is a lien holder on the financed equipment. Advantages can include fixed rates for the full term; not tied to market rates that may rise over the term of the loan.
Working Capital Financing also have no covenants that, unlike most bank loans, allow you to borrow future funds when needed. Businesses who prefer retaining ownership during the life cycle of the transaction favor Working Capital Financing. These also offer tax advantages as the equipment may be depreciated on the business’s balance sheet and the business may be able to deduct the interest expense as well.
- + Fixed financing that is blended covering the equipment and the working capital
- + Simplified budgeting with predictable payments
- + Receive the working capital at the time of equipment funding
- + Unrestricted use of funds within your business
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
An equipment lease is a finance rental arrangement between an equipment owner (the lessor) and a business owner (the lessee). The lessee gets to use the equipment by paying the lessor monthly lease payments over a mutually agreed upon term length.
The principal motive for leasing equipment is cash flow ”the ability to get equipment now without a major one-time expenditure of cash.” This enables the business to better match expenses with revenue and protect against obsolescence.
Other businesses may prefer to lease because their tax situation is such that it cannot benefit from the depreciation. It may also wish to maintain a debt-equity ratio that will attract new investment more easily, and leasing (rather than investment) will accomplish that.
And, those companies engaged in rapidly evolving technological market, use leased equipment under short-term leases permitting it the opportunity to exchange new and better equipment more rapidly than would with ownership of a capital lease.
NFS is a privately held North American leader in Equipment Finance Leasing with more than 18 years experience. NFS provides solutions, supporting businesses and organizations with challenged credit including; early stage, start-up and pre-revenue, financially distressed and turn-arounds, NFS uses its own balance sheet capital and provides fast flexible decisions. We are a story credit lender. We want to hear your story.
The NFS Leasing Management Team understands the challenges of running a business and wants to help those struggling to secure critically needed financing. We are a creative and flexible financer. We want to hear your story. We are a trusted partner with exceptional listening skills. We will partner with you to provide creative financing solutions and structures for many non-traditional financing needs. We also consider other forms of collateral providing multiple options for financing. Tell us your story.
We fund transactions $100K – $15M. While a wide range, funding the under $1M supports various situations with new NFS customers and repeat customers. We listen to the big and smaller stories. Tell us your story.
NFS has no hard and fast rules for making a credit decision. We want to hear the story of your business and will gather information to make an informed and flexible credit decision to help your company grow and achieve your objectives.
NFS Leasing offers several types of equipment leasing. Including FMV Operating Leases, Finance/ Dollar Buy Out Lease, Sale Lease Back and Working Capital (secured by assets). NFS also offers creative structures including; Step Payment Leases (term), Quarterly/Annual Payment Options and short-term leases.
We work together as partners to determine the best financial solution. We take time to listen to your story and provide guidance and education on the lease types, terms and terminology. We view our partnerships as a collaboration and want to support your business situation.
The equipment you lease may qualify for the Section 179 tax deduction. Through Section 179 a business can deduct the monthly payments from its taxable income. Not all types of equipment are eligible, and there are certain IRS requirements that need to be followed. Consult with your tax professional.
Contact us here to tell us your story and discover how our creative financing solutions can help your company succeed.
- Geography: United States and Canada
- Transaction sizes from $100,000 to $15,000,000 or more
- Terms: 12-72 months (depending on asset class)
- Including Step Payments (term), Quarterly/Annual Payment Options and Short Term Leases
We are THE story lender. Tell us your story.
YEARS IN BUSINESS+235 YEARS COMBINED MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE
CLIENTS & PARTNERS
APPROACHING $1 BILLION IN TOTAL LEASE ORIGINATIONS