- 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.
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.
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:
- Asset finance – hire purchase or leasing options
- Agricultural loans
- Refinancing to release equity tied up in your existing machinery
- Agricultural mortgages and bridging loans for farm and land purchases
- Diversification finance
- Renewable / green energy project finance
The Government have announced that they will be supporting the agricultural, food and drink industry in the coming months following the COVID Pandemic.
The agriculture, food and drink industry is the UK’s largest manufacturing industry and plays a vital role in the UK’s food supply chain, which contributed £121 billion to the UK economy in 2018 – supporting around 4 million jobs. In 2019, UK food, feed and drink exports were worth £23.7bn – up 4.9% from 2018.
The measures introduced today will support producers, manufacturers and agri-tech companies across the food supply chain, from farm to fork, and has been developed with insight from the devolved administrations, trade associations, businesses and DIT’s regional and international networks.
The UK agriculture, food and drink industry has been significantly impacted by Coronavirus. Although it has done well to adapt, exports have been hit and the Government is committed to supporting this most important of industries get back into international markets and start growing market share once again.
For more information regarding the Governments plan, visit the GOV website HERE.
Surveyors are being extremely cautious
Even where a valuation can be done, surveyors are being very cautious. Whilst they will be producing the usual figures for an open market valuation, 30 day, 90 day and 180 day sale, they may also add a revised figure to allow for the likelihood that prices will fall after the pandemic is over. Some surveyors have even taken to writing, ‘this valuation cannot be relied upon’, on their reports. This makes the report worthless to many bridging lenders, who aren’t prepared to lend on the basis of this type of valuation.
Social distancing causing problems with witnessing legal documents
There are currently problems with getting legal documents witnessed by a solicitor as most are now working from home and not seeing clients face to face.
Staffing shortages are affecting lenders too
Lenders have also been impacted by the requirement for staff to work from home wherever possible and have had to set up systems to allow staff to work remotely.
Staffing numbers have been hit by those needing to self-isolate, which has affected lenders’ abilities to deal with new cases.