Category: Agricultural Finance (page 1 of 2)

Richmond Asset Finance can help you with the purchase of:

  • Arable Equipment and Machinery – Tractors, Tillers, Rollers, Ploughs and Harrows.
  • Soil cultivation machinery – Cultivators and Ploughs.
  • Planting machinery – Broadcast Seeder and Reapers.
  • Balers & other Baling Equipment.
  • Animal Feed – Loans to purchase feed for Cattle, Sheep, Poultry, Pigs and other Livestock.
  • Cattle Equipment – Beef and Cattle Housing and Cow Feed.
  • Loader Equipment – Trailers, Trucks, Conveyor Belts and Telehandlers.
  • Fertilising equipment and spreaders – Manure spreaders, Muck spreaders and Silage.
  • Harvesters and sorting equipment – Harvesters, Combine Harvesters.
  • Dairy machinery – Milking equipment, Dairy feed, Dairy Cattle, Housing and Sheds.
  • Grain and feed stores – Grain Sheds, Dryers, Bulk Sheds, Crop Store and Silos.

Richmond Asset Finances knowledge and understanding of the market has enabled us to help farmers with the ever changing challenges they face. This has enabled us to always offer the best deals that are around.

With all the experience we have you know you’re in safe hands. Whether that’s been for a new tractor, plough or baler or for grain dryers, silos or cow sheds Richmond Asset Finance knows exactly what farmers face and can help them with both the expected and unexpected costs.

What is the importance of finance in agriculture?

Farmers have been getting squeezed over the years often experiencing lower margins on their produce.

Whereas, the cost of operating a farm requires cash injections for a variety of reasons, such as,  allowing farmers to replace machinery, invest in new efficient energy power, build new stores, purchase cattle etc.

For most farmers, accessing finance through traditional lenders such as banks is becoming more difficult and time consuming.

Using a specialist agriculture finance broker such as Richmond Asset Finance, can offer farmers preferential rates and flexible arrangements – and often much quicker.

Farm Machinery Finance by Richmond Asset Finance

Richmond Asset Finance can finance any new or used piece of agricultural machinery and equipment with no age limitation, supplied by either a specialist agricultural dealer or bought privately through a fellow farmer or auction. Manufacturers subsidised finance is periodically available through Richmond Asset Finance.

Equipment we can finance include:

  • Tractors & self propelled
  • ATV & RTV
  • Grassland machinery
  • Cultivation machinery
  • Drilling & planting machinery
  • Harvest machinery
  • Livestock handling systems
  • Robotic milking systems
  • Grading lines
  • Farm security
  • Food processing units
  • Bottling plants
  • Livestock feed systems
  • Irrigation equipment

To find out if we can help finance your farm machinery in Yorkshire contact us today!

What are the types of agricultural finance?

As farmers, your specialty more likely to be nurturing your animals, growing crops and harvesting to provide for the nation.

It’s unlikely to be in finance. We have answered some of the common questions we get asked:

There are a range of finance options available depending on what you need the finance for. It is best to speak to an experienced broker as they recommend an option which offers lower rates and lower repayments. Here are six to consider: 

  1. Asset finance – hire purchase or leasing options
  2. Agricultural loans
  3. Refinancing to release equity tied up in your existing machinery
  4. Agricultural mortgages and bridging loans for farm and land purchases
  5. Diversification finance
  6. Renewable / green energy project finance

Farm Vehicle Finance

Richmond Asset Finance can offer finance for all types of new and used vehicles used around the farm. Everything from quad bikes to commercial vehicles and trailers.

There are a wide range of finance options available to you – hire purchase, operating or finance lease, and conditional sale to lease back agreements.

Speak to our UK specialists in vehicle finance today and we can advise on the best option for you.

  • Quad Bike Finance
  • 4×4 Pickups
  • Cars & Vans
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Trailers

We can also help source your new vehicle as a significant discount over your local dealer.

Agricultural Equipment Finance

When you want to use better equipment to maximise the investment in your farm, then Richmond Asset Finance will take the hassle out of arranging finance to allow you to purchase agricultural equipment.

Investing in new equipment will improve your productivity and profits and make your life a bit easier.

We have access to over 150 lenders so we secure you the best deal on equipment finance we can. Here a few examples of equipment we can help with:

  • Irrigation Equipment
  • Livestock Handling Systems
  • Robotic Milking Systems
  • Food Processing Units
  • Feeding Systems
  • Water Tanks
  • Bottling Plants

Farm Finance Specialists

Richmond Asset Finance are one of the UK’s leading brokers of farm finance for farmers in the north west including Yorkshire and Manchester.

We know that running a farm and looking at ways to minimise costs and increase your profits is not an easy task.

That is why UK farmers trust us to get them the best finance deal we can. Many farmers who we help have become repeat customers and friends.

They rely on us to arrange finance or loans for a range of agricultural assets – everything from chicken pullets, tractor finance to agricultural mortgages.

We can source great deals on almost every type of farm finance.

Farm Machinery Finance

Finance can be arranged for new or second hand farm machinery with no age limit*.

Whether you are looking to use hire purchase, lease or lease back agreements, we can advise you on the best options to secure the machinery you want.

Finance for machinery includes, but not limited to:

  • Tractors
  • Excavators
  • Combine Harvesters
  • Drilling & Planting Machinery
  • Cultivation Machinery
  • Grass Land Machinery

Tractor Sales Increase

As demand outpaces supply, Oct tractor sales up 9 per cent over last year.

Tractor sales, including exports, rose by around nine per cent in October 2020 to 1,23,883 units from 1,13,638 units, a year ago. Though growth has come down year on year, in absolute terms it increased.

Companies say demand has outpaced supply in October and festival season footfall has been good. Analysts at Crisil expect domestic tractor sales to notch up 10-12% growth this fiscal, compared with a de-growth of 1% estimated earlier, as a raft of tailwinds lifts farm incomes despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tractor and Mechanization Association (TMA) data shows, of the 1,23,883 sales in October 2020, 8,728 are exports as compared to 1,13,638 units, including 6,749 exports in October 2019. Production in October 2020 was 1,08,873 units as compared to 68,454 units, a year ago.

Why should you finance your Agricultural Equipment?

Richmond Asset Finance are dedicated to all your agricultural needs, including financing your farm machinery and agricultural equipment.

At Richmond Asset Finance we are dedicated to helping you invest in the productivity and future growth of your farm through good and bad times.

We provide you with easy to understand and affordable financing solutions that can be adapted to your circumstances. So whether you are an arable or livestock farmer, whether big or small, we have the financing solution for you.

We do more than simply provide financing, we build long-term relationships through trust.

Finance Lease

Although you never gain ownership of the equipment, a finance lease is similar to hire purchase in that you make regular fixed repayments over an agreed period, fully paying the cost of the equipment. A key difference though, is that VAT is payable on each lease payment rather than paying the full VAT due on the equipment at the outset of the agreement. At the end of the primary leasing period a nominal ‘secondary lease period’ annual payment is charged for continued use of the equipment. Alternatively you can arrange for the equipment to be sold to an unrelated third party for which you will receive the full sales proceeds.

Another key difference to the hire purchase option is that whilst you cannot claim capital allowances, you may be able to offset the lease repayments against any taxable profit.

You are responsible for the maintenance and insurance of the equipment.

Key benefits of Finance Lease:

  • The certainty of fixed term finance which can be withdrawn only if you do not keep to the terms and conditions of the contract.
  • The regular nature of repayments, and fixed interest rate, makes budgeting easier.
  • A cost effective way to fund your use of the equipment by spreading rentals over a fixed term.
  • Enhanced business cash flow with the ability to spread VAT across the life of the lease agreement.
  • A straightforward form of leasing which leaves you in a position to control the used equipment value.

Tip for farm crime prevention

When winter is approaching and clocks go back an hour as British Summer Time officially ends, it is a good time for farmers to review their security.

Farms in the autumn and winter months are dark and secluded places and can prove an inviting target for thieves who will be looking to steal farm vehicles, fuel, tools and equipment.

Statistically, October and November are the two months of the year when police receive more reports of burglary than at any other time.

With their isolated countryside locations, farmhouses, outbuildings, barns, garages and sheds are all prey for would-be rural thieves, who use modern technology including drones, Google Earth and sat navs to pinpoint their entry and escape routes.

But there are a variety of measures you can take to protect your property, land and livestock and discourage potential thieves.

Fuel

Fuel thieves often target farms under the cover of darkness when they are able to drain tanks within minutes if they are not properly protected.

Thieves use anything from basic plastic tubes to pumping apparatus to siphon off hundreds of litres of red diesel from tanks and farm machinery, causing huge financial loss and inconvenience for farmers.

Tip

To prevent theft, fit fuel bowsers with wheel clamps or hitch locks. Tanks should be housed in a secure location – within a shed (in line with regulations) or in a compound, such as a locked metal cage.

Consider fitting a remote fuel monitoring gauge and alarm system. Install movement sensors, CCTV and lighting around the tank.

Store machinery inside sheds using layers of security and ensure tractors are locked up at night. If machines must be kept outside, park with fuel caps against a fence or wall.

Lighting and CCTV cameras

Isolated farm buildings down dark lanes are easy for thieves to approach and hide in the darkness. Make sure you light up areas in and around your home and buildings.

Tip

Motion-sensor security lighting and CCTV cameras are a good crime prevention and detection tool. Thieves don’t want to be seen.

Install lighting and CCTV in access locations, vulnerable areas and around the perimeter of farm buildings, yards and houses. Consider audible and monitored intruder alarm systems.

With improving technology in this area and a reduction in the cost of CCTV systems, they can be bought for fairly modest sums. Many suppliers offer subscription services with text alert systems linked to mobile phones, tablets or computers, allowing you to monitor the farm 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

Farmers are embracing new technology involving infrared beams that set off voice warning systems and relay live footage to mobile phones.

Considering a bridging loan?

If you are considering applying for a bridging funding, here are some helpful tips:

  • Compare products from different providers and be certain of the total cost of the loan, rather than just the interest rate. It’s tempting to go for the lowest interest rate, but lenders may charge large exit fees, fund management fees and other hidden costs. Always ask for a breakdown of the total cost before proceeding as this makes it much easier to evaluate different providers. Richmond Asset Finance are completely transparent and will always advise you.
  • When you are looking for a provider, make sure that the lender knows your timescales and check that they can deliver on time – don’t be afraid to ask questions and don’t waste your time with a provider which won’t be able to deliver.
  • The amount of money that you can borrow as a bridging loan can vary widely between applicants and is dependent upon several factors. These include the type of property being purchased/renovated/converted; the value of the property; the loan term and interest rate offered by the lender; and your security and proposed exit strategy.
  • You will need to inform your lender about the property, as it is this that is used to secure the loan (the sale of which is your exit strategy for the loan repayment); having an exit strategy in place is crucial to avoid running into difficulty.
  • The repayment terms can often be amended to suit you, however, you are usually required to pay back the loan within a year. The application process is typically far simpler than for other types of borrowing and applications can complete very quickly, usually in five to 14 days.

Yorkshire Machinery Finance for Farms

From tractors, headers or balers, if it’s part of a working farm Richmond Asset Finance can finance it! At Richmond Asset Finance we have access to an experienced panel of lenders so we can bring you only the best finance options for your farm machinery and business.

Agriculture is very diverse and we also understand that that some farmers have seasonal income, so we can tailor seasonal loan structures for certain applicants if the situation calls for it.

We also understand that a 1998 tractor might still be in good working condition, so older farm machinery can be financed from both private sellers and dealers. Simply ask us for more details.

We can offer agriculture finance loans for the following vehicles and equipment:

  • Tractors
  • Harvesters
  • Spraying Equipment
  • Spreaders
  • Seeders
  • Offset Disc
  • Balers
  • Irrigation
  • Telehandlers

Have farm equipment or machinery that’s not on the list? Call us and we’ll be happy to help: 0113 288 3277

Your agricultural equipment finance options

Whatever you want to finance from biomass boilers to bailers, our range of equipment finance options are tailored to fit yours and our businesses needs. Read more about the ways in which we can help finance your farming assets or get in touch with our experts from Richmond Asset Finance for a quote.

Hire Purchase

Flexible interest rates – With a choice of fixed or variable rates, you could make the choice that suits you and your business best.

Finance Lease

Enjoy the benefits of ownership without the risk like depreciation or time and costs of disposal.

Operating Lease

Lease high value equipment and enjoy lower monthly repayments and reduced risks.

Sale & Leaseback

Release capital tied up in your assets and increase your cash reserves to invest in your business.

Why finance your agricultural equipment with us?

We know that different types of farming businesses have different needs. Our dedicated agricultural asset finance team specialises in finding the right solutions to help fund new and used farming equipment. And through our in-depth understanding of your business, our relationship managers could help you overcome the challenges of financing business growth.

Farm Finance & Farmland Loans

Commercial Bridging Loans for Farms from Richmond Asset Finance

As a lender that specialises in providing fast, non-status farm finance and farmland loans, including Commercial Bridging Loans, Richmond Asset Finance can help you develop your agricultural business. 

Agricultural financing is available for the purchase of land, while dedicated farm development facilities are available to provide loans and finance for barn conversions, new build developments and refurbishment projects. Richmond Asset Finance can help with your Commercial Bridging Loans.

Short-term farm and land loans are available to farmers and landowners for any business purpose, provided that you have suitable property (buildings or land) to offer as security (1st or 2nd charge) and a credible plan to repay the loan.

The funds your farm needs to grow with Richmond Asset Finance

Richmond Asset Finance are a consultant lender in Manchester, here to help your business survive, thrive and grow.

We offer a range of flexible funding solutions to allow you to upgrade or invest in new equipment, or release cash from your company’s existing assets. The decisions we make are not based on whether we have been able to tick a series of boxes on a form, or whether your situation neatly fits into a category that suits us. What your business needs will always come first.

How can asset finance Manchester help your business?

Whether you’re looking to fund new vehicles for your farm, equipment or machinery for your farm, enable expansion plans, consolidate debts or provide an injection of working capital; Richmond Asset Finance can help:

  • Hire Purchase
  • Leasing
  • Refinancing

Asset Types

Asset-based lending Manchester (ABL) encompasses business funding that releases capital using the value of an asset as security. This asset may be equipment or vehicles, and the capital raised on it can be used to buy more equipment, update or expand premises, or facilitate a management buy-in or buy-out.

Need a new tractor?

Rural Finance from Richmond Asset Finance can help your purchase what you need.

Richmond Asset Finance are one of the north west’s leading rural finance and agricultural brokers.

We are one of the biggest agricultural, commercial and industrial finance brokerage company’s operating throughout England, specifically the North West.

What makes Rural Finance different?

Here at Richmond Asset Finance we like to visit our customers, so we have a clear understanding of their requirements. Once we have a clear understanding of your needs and financial situation, we are in a better position to provide you with products that suit your circumstances. Richmond Asset Finance has brokers based around the North West, ensuring we always have someone to help you. Take advantage of our experience and give us a call on 0113 288 3277.

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