- 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.
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
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
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
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:
- Combine Harvesters
- Drilling & Planting Machinery
- Cultivation Machinery
- Grass Land Machinery
An article in The Guardian newspaper has reported that there is likely to be a Christmas turkey shortage if EU workers not allowed in to work in British Poultry farms.
Poultry farmers are urging the government to lift travel restrictions to allow hundreds of specialist EU turkey pluckers to fill jobs in the UK, with a warning that there could be a shortage of birds or higher prices if the restrictions are not waived.
The proposed exemption would cover at least 1,000 seasonal workers who normally travel from Poland, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia at the end of October to help slaughter, pluck and prepare birds destined for UK Christmas dinner tables. It says workers with typical two-month contracts will not come if they have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival, even if they are provided with Covid-secure accommodation and “work bubbles”.
With lockdown forcing smaller festive gatherings, farmers are finding it difficult to predict consumer demand, and there are fears that larger birds will be out of favour.
Chicks – or poults – typically ordered in February grace the Christmas dinner table as fully grown birds the following year. According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), between January and June 2020 there were 6.2m poults being reared on farms, compared with 6.1m in the same period in 2019.
Intensive meat processing plants have already fallen victim to outbreaks of Covid-19. A thousand staff at Bernard Matthews’ facility in Holton, Suffolk, have been tested after 72 colleagues were found to be Covid-19 positive.
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.
Richmond Asset Finance are leading providers of finance to farmers and rural businesses in the North West, Leeds and Yorkshire. We understand and know the needs of the agricultural community and of specialists are here to help.
Unlike many commercial finance brokers and lenders offering finance to farming and rural communities Richmond Asset Finance has a genuine understanding and interest in agriculture, the countryside and rural communities.
Richmond Asset Finance help with Rural Finance including:
- Livestock finance
Our livestock experience covers dairy, beef, sheep and poultry. Our facility can be used repeatedly for auction purchases, B&B, heifer replacement or even new infrastructure.
- Property renovation and repair
We provide loans to help renovate and repair property assets, which result in capital appreciation or income generation.
- Recovery and restructure
We understand the need to take control and rationally plan when financial pressure is acute. Our facility can provide a window to achieve this.
- Renewable energy
We have considerable experience in financing AD, hydro, solar and wind power, for construction or operation.
- Farm Diversification
We understand the need to create new revenue streams and support all types of business diversification, from holiday lets through to farm shops or new crops.
- Purchase of land
We help farmers move quickly to secure land and expand their business, as acreage may come available at any time and often at short notice.
If you have an enquiry regarding rural and agricultural finance, contact us today.
Do you aspire to live in the country, where your partner will continue to work and you want to run a smallholding or are you starting a farm business?
Richmond Asset Finance often receives enquiries from customers who want to start a farm and we have the ideal farm loan for this type of scenario, whether short or long term Richmond Asset Finance can help.
Obtaining farm finance can be difficult, especially where accounting information may not be good enough for the banks.
You may qualify for finance on a long-term basis through Richmond Asset Finance, but we also have a great farm selection of loan products that fits the bill for a farm start-up.
What is farm finance?
An all embracing term we use to describe all types of farm and agricultural finance we arrange in the rural and country business sectors, which can also be described as agricultural finance, equestrian finance, land finance and horticultural finance, a farm mortgage or farm loan. Farm finance can be provided for farms of any size (with our without a farmhouse), holiday complexes, caravan parks, caravan sites, estates, land, buildings, working farms, non-working farms, nurseries, garden centres, smallholdings, estates, fisheries, farm shops, riding schools and generally all manner of rural properties or in some cases not so rural.
Why Richmond Asset Finance?
- A well-established and reputable company.
- A great team that will help you with every query you may have.
- Hands on and experienced.
- We work in partnership with our customers to help them achieve their goals.
- References are readily available.