Applying for Plant & Machinery Loans

Depending on the size of the plant or factory, different owners may need to apply for varying loan amounts to cater to their requirements. Financing options are a great way for businesses to be able to purchase exactly what they need in order to operate, whilst negating the need to pay for resources and machinery in full, ahead of time.

There are two ways to apply for plant and machinery finance – with the first relying on the applicant to handle all activities themselves and the second being to make full use of an industry expert to find the best deal and help the applicant with the process. In this article, we’ll be exploring the latter option and introducing you to the benefits of hiring a third party to source the best deal on your behalf.

Finding a reputable agent

There will undoubtedly be dozens of experts for you to choose from online, but the best place to start is by searching for local loan brokers near you. The fairer the price and the higher quality the services; the better you can expect the results to be.

Agreeing on a loan

Your agent will set about comparing loans and identifying the best deals out there from a variety of lenders. If you have any preferences, such as the type of lender that you want them to find, then be sure to let them know.


Most banks and lenders will propose their own interest rates and the majority of people will have no choice but to accept them. When working through an agent, they will often be able to negotiate on your behalf and either reduce rates, or prolong repayment schedules to minimise monthly costs.

Signing on the dotted line

With all terms and conditions clearly defined and agreed upon, the final step is to sign a contract and receive a cash investment from your chosen lender. You’ll then be able to use this money to purchase all plant-related equipment and machinery, and then use it immediately while you pay off small amounts of your loan at a time (usually on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis).

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