The latest Alleasing Equipment Demand Index (the Index) for New Zealand, So many assets, so much potential, issued in February 2017, shows businesses expect to substantially grow their asset base this year.Read the full story
Amid an uncertain economic outlook and unexpected market conditions, the Alleasing Equipment Demand Index (the Index), Capital constraints: A common complaint, shows small businesses are the most bullish of the groups surveyed about demand for equipment finance this year.Read the full story
More than half of New Zealand businesses are planning to increase their asset base in the first quarter of 2017, with the vast majority purchasing equipment to increase their asset base rather than replacing existing equipment.Read the full story
Amazon is expected to open its doors – at least figuratively – in Australia later this year. The entry of the US online behemoth into the Australian market will shake up the consumer goods sector as never before.Read the full story
Australia enjoyed a mining investment boom for much of the early part of this century. But as commodity prices started to decline in 2011, the economy started to transition away from the mining sector and instead rely on activity in the services sector to support economic growth.Read the full story
Three in ten Australian businesses say that capital constraints are hampering their ability to grow and function efficiently. Of those businesses which cited this issue, 52.4 per cent said they had fundamental problems accessing sufficient capital from banks, investors, other lenders and shareholders.Read the full story
Banks are being squeezed by increasingly strict regulations, reducing financing choices for Australian businesses, highlighting a need for alternative solutions.Read the full story
The ability to drive developments in medical and scientific research is vital to improve the quality of life for billions across the world. However, the medical and scientific research fields are particularly capital-hungry areas. For instance, a single piece of equipment can cost millions of dollars, putting enormous pressure on these institutions.Read the full story
Conditions in the equipment finance sector continue to improve around the world, according to the Global Asset and Auto Finance Survey 2016 published by Asset Finance International in association with White Clarke Group.Read the full story
This year, machine learning and automation are poised to transform economies around the world. Three areas which will experience many of these technological advancements are agriculture, vegetable processing and local governments.Read the full story
There are signs the interest rate cycle is at its bottom causing implications for asset finance. Just as interest rates rise, so too do borrowing costs.Read the full story
According to New Zealand’s Ministry of Health, rising healthcare spending – which already stands at nearly 10 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) – is starting to strain District Health Board (DHB) budgets. The strain on public and private healthcare providers will continue unless they find a capital solutions provider that is willing to think outside the box.Read the full story
Business investment is crucial to Australia’s economic prospects and the health of the corporate sector. However, the latest research paints an unhappy picture for this key growth engine.Read the full story
Australia’s business services and facilities management industry has enjoyed steady growth from the rise of outsourcing, across government and the private sector. However, with the industry itself growing slower than the overall economy and competition intensifying, operators need to maximise productivity and their capital arrangement to achieve profits and revenue growth.Read the full story
Waiting for the end of financial year (EOFY) to undertake vital equipment upgrades and purchases may not be the commercially viable option you think it is. Fortunately for CFOs and corporate treasurers, alternative financing solutions can overcome the opportunity cost of not investing in vital equipment sooner and allow for much-needed productivity gains.
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Capital-intensive businesses spend a substantial portion of their budget on critical assets, whether that be the purchasing of equipment or the required maintenance to keep the machinery operating at optimal capacity. It is for this reason that an asset management strategy is critical, and if done correctly, has the added benefit of delivering improved performance and return on investment (ROI).Read the full story
Australia’s capital-constrained local governments are facing an array of challenges, from growing populations, to ageing infrastructure. Leasing assets rather than acquiring them outright could be the key to unlocking billions of dollars in funding for community priorities.Read the full story
Alleasing’s Head of Intermediary Sales, David Onto, writes that the new accounting standard for leases makes significant changes to the way lease arrangements are accounted for, with the greatest impact on the financial statements of lessees and ultimately their Return on Assets (ROA).Read the full story
Alleasing Chief Executive Officer, Daniel Blizzard, writes that the tax system is one of the most important levers the government can use to support Australian businesses.Read the full story
The robot revolution may have arrived, but many Australian businesses are yet to take advantage of their productivity benefits. Fortunately, it is still possible for businesses to join the so-called “fourth industrial revolution” by maximising their capital structure.Read the full story
When it comes to managing capital expenditure (capex), many firms don’t adequately consider the mix between replacement and investment capex. Instead, they allow strategy, project portfolio, available resources or M&A activity to drive spend in this area. So what is the right approach to finding balance between spend on replacement and investment capex?Read the full story
Australia’s health snack food makers are gobbling up increased revenue on the back of growing health consciousness and rising disposable incomes. However, some business opportunities are easier to snack on than others, but for those more challenging prospects, funders that think outside of the box may provide a much needed solution.Read the full story
Every organisation needs access to up-to-date equipment to operate to its full potential. But it can be tough to decide when to replace these assets, or realise when you may need to invest to meet future productivity or growth targets, according to Alleasing’s Head of Intermediary Sales, David Onto.Read the full story
Four in 10 New Zealand firms say they are interested in investing in robotic processes and automation within the next 12 months, as the so-called fourth industrial revolution continues to gather pace. In contrast, a smaller 36.7% said the same in the equivalent research conducted in Australia.Read the full story
Despite the fact that farmed fish currently bring in more than $1 billion in annual revenue to Australia’s economy, the aquaculture industry continues to grow at a relatively tepid rate, with annual growth of 0.8 per cent since 2011, including negative growth of 7 per cent in 2014. Although growth has slightly recovered in recent times (1.9 per cent in 2015 and 1.2 per cent in 2016 the local industry faces a number of challenges, including import competition increasing from low-cost Asian producers, if it is to capitalise on the region’s growing demand for seafood.Read the full story
There are a number of critical data measures that paint a picture of economic conditions for the industrial portion of the Australian economy. While some short-term measures show signs of deterioration, the overall trend is broadly positive, according to Alleasing’s Chief Executive Officer Daniel Blizzard.Read the full story
More than half of Australian corporates (53.0%) say senior debt capacity is impacting their ability to access critical assets needed to improve productivity and growth. This finding comes as an all-time high of 67.8% of Australian businesses report they are affected by obsolete assets.Read the full story
Making regular investments in assets is one of the main contributors to strong business performance. It gives a company a greater ability to compete in its markets, and helps to maintain and improve productivity, writes Alleasing’s Head of Intermediary Sales, David Onto.Read the full story
Independent asset finance and capital solutions provider, Alleasing, has launched an intermediary division, which will allow brokers to offer bespoke funding solutions to their clients.Read the full story
According to Alleasing’s Head of Sales, Tom Chirnside, one of the most fundamental requirements of the capital budgeting process is determining the right time to switch from maintenance of existing assets to replacement so that the business can bring more productive critical infrastructure into play.Read the full story
Australia is lagging behind on energy efficiency compared to its international counterparts, leading to higher business costs and growing emissions. According to the 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, Australia ranked only slightly higher overall than Indonesia and Russia, scoring particularly badly in transportation and industrial energy efficiency.Read the full story
Australia’s current corporate taxation rate of 30 per cent is one of the highest in the OECD, raising concerns that it is harming business investment. These worries are reflected in the recent fall in non-mining business investment’s proportion of gross domestic product to its lowest point in some 50 years. For a country who stands out for its relatively high reliance on company tax income, this a concerning finding.Read the full story
Australian businesses have entered fiscal 2017 (FY17) in a cautious mood amid continued volatile economic and political conditions. Despite extremely low interest rates and sustained domestic economic growth, worries over the fallout from Brexit and the upcoming U.S. election, along with mooted post-election changes from Canberra, have damaged sentiment.Read the full story
Four in 10 New Zealand businesses (39.8%) are being held back from replacing unproductive assets by the tax rate and regulatory burden, despite 81.2% of firms indicating they are suffering from using outdated assets.Read the full story
The number of Australian businesses intending to decrease their capital expenditure (capex) budget for the new financial year has risen by a third over the past 12 months to 19.1%. What’s more, the number of firms intending to increase capex for the new financial year has dropped by 20.5% to 15.9%.Read the full story
Australia’s taxation system is having a detrimental impact on the asset acquisition and investment intentions of more than one third of Australian businesses (36.6%), a finding that comes despite the Federal Government continuing to try to encourage investment in productivity.Read the full story
One in two New Zealand businesses plan to boost their capital expenditure (capex) budget this financial year, a move that is intended to drive down margins, accelerate growth and improve competitive positioning.Read the full story
Expanding your business? Selecting an equipment finance company might be a crucial part of the process. But how do you choose the right one?Read the full story
SMEs are suffering – relying on outdated assets is hindering productivity and growth. If the smaller end of town wants to avoid long-term production and efficiency issues, they must act now to find a solution, writes Daniel Blizzard, Chief Executive Officer at Alleasing.Read the full story
Australian food producers are tasked with meeting changing demands of consumers, and require the latest equipment to stay ahead in this capital-intensive industry.Read the full story
Any business decision needs to be a balanced one. As equipment finance becomes more popular in Australia, we look at some of the pros and cons.Read the full story
The agricultural industry is a world away from what it has been in the past, with technology and mechanisation dominating production and directly influencing the bottom line. How can agribusinesses continue to improve efficiencies of production while balancing tight budgets?Read the full story
The number of New Zealand businesses suffering through the negative impacts of using outdated assets has risen from 75.3% in the inaugural round of research, to 79.0%. This finding comes as new research reveals that $3.8 billion of New Zealand corporate funds is tied up in the outright ownership of assets, as firms fail to unlock valuable capital that could be used for more productive means.
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Telethon Kids Institute has signed a three-year extendable strategic supply partnership with Alleasing for the provision of asset finance solutions.Read the full story
The number of Australian businesses suffering negative impacts from outdated assets has continued to escalate over the past 18 months, with a rise of 16.1% resulting in six in ten businesses affected.Read the full story
Positive patient outcomes are reliant on medical and healthcare professionals staying up to date with the latest technological advancements. In a fast-paced world, achieving this requires an effective and flexible asset management plan.Read the full story
When considering an equipment finance solution, the right answers to some simple questions can make for a stronger asset management plan. Here’s a quick guide.Read the full story
How can you build a better understanding of the terms of your operating or finance lease agreement? It starts with sharing information with your lessor and asking the right questions.Read the full story
Alleasing is pleased to continue its support of the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship and development program, Spark, in 2016.Read the full story
With increasing competition and a growing need to attract students, it’s imperative education institutions have access to the tools and equipment they need to provide exceptional education outcomes for students.Read the full story
There are substantial costs from equipment failure or underperformance – though with the right planning, the risk can be absorbed by a more sustainable purchasing agreement.Read the full story
A sale and rent back (SARB) agreement is the process of selling equipment or assets to a finance company and then leasing the equipment or assets back via repayments. A SARB agreement delivers a substantial cash boost to a business, while helping to keep equipment in peak performance.Read the full story
The turnaround in plant and equipment investment in the June quarter is expected to continue through to the end of the year, with new research revealing that four in ten (43.1%) New Zealand businesses intend to acquire new equipment in the months ahead.
The research, which examines expectations for future investment, found the SME segment is the most optimistic, with one in two planning to increase their asset base by an average of 7.3% during the December 2015 quarter.Read the full story
Effective management of assets is critical at all levels of government, but without proper and detailed lifecycle planning, the right outcomes cannot be achieved. Failure to implement the right strategy will ultimately cost governments, and hence tax payers, more money.Read the full story
In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update, learn more about gr8escape, DREAM CONSTRUCTION and The Learning Collaborative.Read the full story
Independent private investment firm Monash Private Capital (“Monash”) has acquired Alleasing – a leading finance provider for specialised assets in Australia and New Zealand.Read the full story
In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update you can learn more about Critter Farms NZ, ALFRED, and Simiary.Read the full story
Record low interest rates should be conducive to investment, but continued economic uncertainty is causing SMEs to hold onto their cash and ultimately resulting in lower productivity, writes Robert Spano, Chief Executive Officer at Alleasing.Read the full story
Record low interest rates are failing to kick-start business investment, with just one in four businesses set to increase their asset base during the December quarter, a figure that has remained largely unchanged over five rounds of research.
These are just two of the findings from the latest Alleasing Equipment Demand Index, which examines the current asset inventory of Australian businesses as well as expectations for future investment. The research reveals that six in 10 businesses are suffering the productivity draining impacts of assets sweated past their useful life, a rise of 13% over the past 12 months.Read the full story
In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update you can learn more about CanaryEye, Resilient Slip Friction (RSF) joint, and Surfeaz.Read the full story
In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update you can learn more about NanoGene Biomedical Technologies, Green Spot / Not The End and EyeLine.Read the full story
While we count down to the announcement of the Spark $100k Challenge winners, we will share information on the finalists each week. Find out about the work of BreatheHero, WhereAbles and Kappa Diagnostics.Read the full story
The finalists in this year’s Spark $100k Challenge have been announced…Read the full story
In part 2 of this executive interview, Alleasing CEO, Robert Spano, discusses the stimulus required to drive business capex increases and the trend towards local sourcing.Read the full story
In this executive interview, Alleasing CEO, Robert Spano, discusses the FY16 capex plans of Australian businesses.Read the full story
For more than twenty five years, the Lighthouse Foundation has been helping homeless young people rebuild their lives and today Alleasing is pleased to announce that it has signed on to support the not-for-profit organisation.Read the full story
Alleasing is pleased to announce its support for Lifestart, a not for profit organisation that provides early intervention and inclusion support programs for young people (0 – 24 years) living with disability or developmental delay.Read the full story
Capital expenditure (capex) budgets for the new financial year are being impacted by a lack of confidence in the economy. Seven in ten firms will leave their budget unchanged and a further one in ten will decrease spend in FY16, with an average intended reduction of 5%.Read the full story
Having best-in-class equipment and technology can drive competitive advantage, but with capital budgets declining, executives are finding it increasingly difficult to access the tools they need to out-smart the competition and grow their business. Robert Spano, Chief Executive Officer at Alleasing, takes a look at an alternative approach to funding those equipment needs.Read the full story
A lack of confidence in the economy is exacerbating productivity issues, with businesses unwilling to invest in efficiency-enhancing assets that would address the back-log of equipment impacting their operations.
These are some of the findings from the latest Alleasing Equipment Demand Index, which reveals a rise in the number of firms impacted by old assets (up four per cent since the inaugural research). Six in ten firms are now indicating they are being negatively impacted by unproductive assets, yet only one in four intend to address the issue by acquiring new equipment during the June quarter.Read the full story
Knowing which finance option to use can be a complex decision because the available options all have pros and cons. Robert Spano, Chief Executive Officer at Alleasing, takes a look at five common equipment finance products and explains how they differ based on eight key metrics.Read the full story
Equipment is critical to every business, but effectively managing refresh cycles as technologies continue to evolve can be a headache. Robert Spano, Chief Executive Officer at Alleasing, examines how businesses can utilise their asset finance solution to avoid getting caught with obsolete equipment.Read the full story
People are often told to buy assets that will increase in value and lease equipment that will depreciate – that’s generally a good rule of thumb but what are the other factors a business should consider next time they need new equipment? Robert Spano, Chief Executive Officer at Alleasing takes a look.Read the full story
Small businesses are feeling the impact of unproductive assets at a time when competition only continues to intensify. Robert Spano, Chief Executive Officer of Alleasing, examines how the engine room of our economy intends to overcome this challenge in the New Year.
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A boost to productivity and investment is on the horizon, with Australian businesses set to increase their asset base in the first quarter of next year, according to new research.
The latest Alleasing Equipment Demand Index reveals that the number of Australian businesses intending to acquire assets over the next quarter has increased by 21 percent since August, with almost three in ten firms planning an increase in the coming quarter.
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This year’s Beach Walk4BrainCancer Manly attracted 1,800 walkers and raised over $170,000 for brain cancer research.Read the full story
Wine Grenade has beaten a new search engine, a youth driving app and a medical advance for unborn babies to take out this year’s Spark $100k Challenge at the University of Auckland’s Business School.
Alleasing is pleased to sponsor Spark.Read the full story
The Alleasing team will be walking towards a cure for brain cancer on Sunday 30 November, 2014.Read the full story
One in two Australian businesses are indicating that old, unproductive assets are holding them back, but with capital preservation a key concern in the current economic climate, which finance option should businesses use to acquire new equipment?
Robert Spano, Chief Executive Officer of Alleasing, outlines the issues businesses should consider before making a decision.Read the full story
Australian businesses are being hampered by locked liquidity and a back-log of old, unproductive assets, with new research revealing that $85 billion, or the equivalent of 5.5% of the nation’s annual GDP, is tied up in the outright purchase of equipment. In addition, the productivity of one in two (56%) firms is being detrimentally impacted by outdated technologies, with SMEs more significantly affected than lower corporates, at 66% and 36% respectively.Read the full story
Yesterday evening, Alleasing attended the Spark Ideas Challenge, celebrating the achievements of the 1,000 for $1,000 competition entrants. This follows the signing of a 12 month sponsorship agreement with Spark, an entrepreneurial-development program and business planning competition run by The University of Auckland’s Business School.Read the full story
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