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Technology and your factory - are you making the most of Industry 4.0? Industry

August 17, 2017

If you’re a factory operator, you can now access a whole range of technology to help expand your offerings and streamline processes. But many factories don’t seem to be taking advantage of new technology. We look at how new technology doesn’t just benefit manufacturers but jobs, skills and the local economy.

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Do or die labelling changes confront food manufacturers Industry

August 10, 2017

The clock is ticking for food manufacturers who are yet to comply with strict new country of origin labelling laws must update their labels by July 1, 2018 to more clearly display where food was grown, processed and packaged. Are the new requirements more challenging for producers than initially thought?

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Employee benefits benefit everyone Industry

August 9, 2017

When the number of hours spent at work outweigh the number spent at home, it’s imperative that the environment that everyone works in is respectful, engaging and of course rewarding. Alleasing CEO, Daniel Blizzard shares his experience on the latest reward and recognition trip on the Indian Pacific with our top performers.

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Alleasing - a WALGA preferred supplier for local government Industry

August 8, 2017

Alleasing a pleased to announce that the company is now a WALGA preferred supplier, enabling local governments across Western Australia make the most of their capital to acquire the right assets and equipment for their communities.

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Back to the Future: New Zealand's robot revolution Industry

August 2, 2017

New Zealand’s production and manufacturing industry is undergoing a Robot Revolution with the introduction of newer technologies and smarter artificial intelligence. We may not be living in the world of ‘Back to the Future’ just yet, but we’re not far from it. See how AI, big data and robotics are effecting New Zealand’s production lines.

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Are Airports Capitalising on the Tourism Boom? Industry

August 1, 2017

140 million tourists are predicted to visit Australia by 2020, the majority of which are expected to come from China. With tourism from China and the surrounding areas already growing, are Australia’s airports ready to manage the growing numbers of tourists or is obsolete technology and infrastructure getting in the way?

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Putting Solar Power in the Spotlight for Local Councils Industry

July 31, 2017

Across the globe small communities to international businesses are adopting solar power to help minimise their impact on the environment. Earlier this year, we partnered with WALGA, Western Australia Local Government Association, to help them implement solar power panels for their new office, gaining them a 5 star NABERs rating.

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How one digital media company used asset finance to grow News

July 25, 2017

Alleasing recently partnered with a brokerage firm to help an Australian digital media company, who were experiencing a high level of growth, to access funds so that they could continue on their exciting journey.

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Drones and Artificial Intelligence Driving New Zealand Businesses Industry

July 11, 2017

New Zealand businesses are stepping up their game as an increasing number of companies continue to look at next generation technology such as drones, automation and AI to grow and manage costs.

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Robotics Paving the Way for New Zealand Businesses Industry

July 10, 2017

New Zealand businesses are mirroring their Australian cousins as many look to implementing newer technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics and drones to manage and grow their businesses, according to the latest Equipment Demand Index. As Alibaba and Christchurch airport partner together to implement Alipay, will this be the first step towards a robotic future?

 

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Big Data Driving the Future of Business Industry

July 5, 2017

New Zealand businesses are turning to Industry 4.0 technology such as big data, artificial intelligence and drones to expand their business according to the latest Alleasing Equipment Demand Index.

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Gonski 2.0: How schools can stretch their funding further Industry

July 4, 2017

The new Gonski 2.0 funding model will be good news for some, but not for others. With competition amongst schools already rife and expectations on educational resources and equipment high, how do schools remain competitive, access equipment, keep students and parents happy, all the while keeping their bank balance healthy? We explore what the new funding model means for schools and how they can make the most of their funds.

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Industry 4.0 Technology in Demand Industry

June 28, 2017

The latest Australian Equipment Demand Index has found businesses are continuing to look to Industry 4.0 technology including assets around big data, artificial intelligence and drones to help build and expand their business. Meanwhile in retail, many businesses continue to find the economy a challenge, particularly with the imminent launch of Amazon. Read on to find out more.

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Hospitals: Stretch your budget not your resources Industry

June 27, 2017

Total spending on public hospitals totaled $48 billion in 2014-2015, however, a recent report by the Australian Medical Association has found performance to “…be frozen at unsatisfactory levels of previous years,” with treatment times only having improved by a small margin. With funding already limited, how do hospitals improve patient care and outcomes, access the latest technology and still remain within budget? Find out how Alleasing worked with one local health district to overcome this challenge.

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Alleasing to Make Mergers and Acquisitions in Australia and New Zealand Industry

June 19, 2017

Last week, Alleasing CEO, Daniel Blizzard, spoke with mergermarket.com.au regarding Alleasing’s mergers and acquisition plans and the company’s exciting new ventures into aviation, energy and medical financing. Read on to find out where Alleasing is headed.

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Kiwi Wineries are Defeating the Aussies in the US Industry

June 14, 2017

New Zealand wineries are taking over Australian sales in the USA for the first time ever, with nearly $50 million more in sales. Have Australian wine makers become too confident or are the New Zealanders doing something different?

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Velocity Innovation Challenge Winners are Announced CSR

June 14, 2017

The University of Auckland’s entrepreneurial program, Velocity, have announced the winners of the Innovation Challenge giving participants to win seed funding from a pool of NZD$40,000.

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Can Education be Interactive and Cost Effective? Industry

June 13, 2017

Education today has come leaps and bounds thanks to new technologies. Classrooms have become an exciting place to learn with a multitude of ways to educate. Today’s students – no matter what age they are – now learn in a multi-media environment, using a variety of tools and equipment. But with all the technology available and the changes to funding, how can educational institutes keep up, remain competitive and stay within budget?

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Alleasing acquires Harrenvale client leasing book bolstering healthcare portfolio Industry

June 1, 2017

Alleasing are pleased to announce the acquisition of a client leasing book from Harrenvale Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd (Harrenvale), adding more than $5 million its existing residual book and substantial lease receivable component.

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Equipment leasing on the rise despite global uncertainties Industry

May 29, 2017

How is equipment leasing fare across the globe and what can we expect in the new financial year? We review the White Clarke Group’s latest Global Asset Finance Report alongside the Alleasing Equipment Demand Index to find out more.

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Wake up and smell the protein Industry

May 25, 2017

Energy prices in Australia have risen sharply over the past decade, putting pressure on businesses of all kinds, including chicken farms. With chickens being one of the most popular forms of protein which is also cheap, how do farm operators beat rising energy prices and meet consumer demand? Could solar power be the answer?

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Capital investment expected to top NZD$60 billion Industry

May 15, 2017

Forecasts based on the Alleasing Equipment Demand Index suggest capital expenditure by New Zealand businesses will reach NZD$60.7 billion this year, a record for the country. Find out how companies are looking to spend their capital and grow their business.

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Elon Musk: why you shouldn't buy a Tesla Industry

May 10, 2017

If you are in the market for a Tesla you’re probably better off leasing rather than buying one due to the number of upgrades the company plan to continually roll out. But how does this model work in the world of business? Is it possible for businesses to have access to the latest equipment without having to pay out the initial upfront cost?

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New Zealand Businesses Look to Expand Industry

May 3, 2017

The latest New Zealand Equipment Demand Index has shown that thanks to the growing economy, 46 per cent of local kiwi businesses are looking to increase their capex over the next 12 months.

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Mining Sector Sentiment Turns Positive Industry

April 26, 2017

Alleasing’s latest Equipment Demand Index has found that the mining and mining services industry has turned a significant corner in sentiment with an increase of 14.0 per cent of businesses looking to expand their asset base.

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Is Australia Asia’s Answer to Long Term Food Security? Industry

April 11, 2017

A huge opportunity now exists for large-scale Australian farmers and food processing plants to position their businesses to satisfy the ever-growing Asian middle class’s new tastes in food and produce. But how can growing companies source the funds to take advantage of this opportunity and take the next step exporting to Asia?

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Blockchain, bitcoin and asset finance: what is the potential? Industry

March 27, 2017

Blockchain and bitcoin have been described as a solution of sorts for financial markets. As popularity grows for the digital currency and platform, will brokers need to adapt and start to make changes to their business model?

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Solar Power - A new opportunity for local councils Industry

March 24, 2017

Many business owners and members of the community wanted to access Wi-Fi when visiting local cafes and eateries, but until recently, didn’t have access. Find out how one council used solar power to run a public Wi-Fi network.

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Alleasing Sponsors University of Auckland Velocity Program CSR

March 21, 2017

Alleasing are pleased to announce it will be sponsoring the University of Auckland’s student entrepreneurship programme, Velocity, for a third year running.

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Equity, Senior Debt and Asset Backed Finance - The three capital blocks Industry

March 16, 2017

Most businesses have three main sources of capital, equity, senior debt and asset backed finance, all of which play a particular role. It’s important for companies to understand how each component of the capital structure works, so they can be optimised for the organisation’s benefit.

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Cash rates on hold as economy recovers Industry

March 13, 2017

A record low cash rate of 1.5 per cent is expected to remain for 2017, as the economy continues to recover and the central bank aims to stimulate further growth.

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Will you be #BeBoldForChange on International Women's Day? CSR

March 8, 2017

International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across the world. Just as it is a day of celebration, it is also a call to accelerate gender equality.

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Alleasing Welcomes Brokers to Intermediary Launch Event Industry

March 7, 2017

This month Alleasing welcomed brokerages from a range of firms across New South Wales to celebrate their newly launched Intermediary division.

 

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Don’t Hang Up on Customers: Capital Key to Remaining Competitive Industry

February 28, 2017

Australia’s telecommunications sector is no stranger to hurdles. Declining revenues, rising costs and rapid technological change have all hit the sector over recent years. In addition, the industry is among the most capital-intensive in Australia, spending 95 cents on capex for every dollar paid in wages, meaning funds must be used wisely to ensure ongoing growth and profitability is achieved.  

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Self-reliant New Zealand businesses positive about the future Industry

February 20, 2017

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.

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Small business driving demand for asset finance Industry

February 20, 2017

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.

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New Zealand businesses set for asset buying spree Industry

February 16, 2017

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.

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Are Australian Businesses Prepared for Amazon’s Arrival? Industry

February 14, 2017

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.

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Services sector businesses poised to dominate Industry

February 13, 2017

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.

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Capital constraints a common complaint for Australian businesses Industry

February 9, 2017

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.

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Traditional lenders face capital restrictions creating a need for different funding options Industry

February 7, 2017

Banks are being squeezed by increasingly strict regulations, reducing financing choices for Australian businesses, highlighting a need for alternative solutions.

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Supporting the science and medical research sector Industry

January 31, 2017

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.

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Small business driving global equipment finance market Industry

January 24, 2017

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.

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2017: the year to invest in new tech Industry

January 16, 2017

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.

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The interest rate cycle and the impact on asset finance Industry

January 3, 2017

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.

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Just what the doctor ordered? Overcoming challenges in New Zealand’s healthcare sector Industry

December 28, 2016

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.

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Senior debt is holding businesses back Industry

December 21, 2016

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.

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Opening up the World of Financial Services to Young Adults CSR

December 14, 2016

As a company, we not only aspire to grow, but to also give back to our community, which is why we endeavour to support local and national charities such as The Smith Family.

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Servicing the new economy: Maximising productivity for business services and facilities management Industry

December 13, 2016

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.

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Keeping Australia’s Universities Competitive Industry

December 12, 2016

Australia’s higher education sector has traditionally obtained nearly 60 per cent of its funding from the federal government in the form of grants or loans, however, this is set to change.

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Why Waiting for EOFY Can Cost Businesses More Than They Save Industry

December 6, 2016

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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Delivering performance and ROI with the right asset management strategy Industry

December 5, 2016

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).

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How councils can unlock new funding sources to serve their constituents' needs Industry

November 28, 2016

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.

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AASB 16: A critical change to financing growth Industry

November 16, 2016

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).

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Supporting Australian business: three needed tax initiatives Industry

November 15, 2016

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.

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Rise of the machines: Using robotics to maximise productivity Industry

November 14, 2016

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.

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Replacement versus investment capex: striking the right balance Industry

November 2, 2016

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?

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Australia’s health snack makers gobble up growth Industry

October 27, 2016

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.

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The impact of outdated equipment on your business Industry

October 26, 2016

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.

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New Zealand businesses eager to invest in robotics and automation Industry

October 19, 2016

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.

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How can the Australian aquaculture industry capitalise on regional growth? Industry

October 7, 2016

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.

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Key data points upwards Industry

September 30, 2016

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.

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Senior debt holding Australian corporates back Industry

September 27, 2016

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.

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The link between leasing and return on equity: communicating to shareholders Industry

September 23, 2016

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.

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Alleasing launches new intermediary division Industry

September 22, 2016

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.

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Balancing replacement and investment capex Industry

September 19, 2016

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.

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Why financing equipment is a greener option Industry

September 15, 2016

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.

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Is Australia's tax rate harming business investment? Industry

September 6, 2016

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.

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Are FY17 business capex trends set to continue? Industry

August 31, 2016

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.

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Velocity $100k Challenge finalists announced CSR

August 26, 2016

After a record-breaking number of entries, the finalists for the 2016 Velocity $100k Challenge, the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship program, have been announced.

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Tax, regulatory burden and the strong NZD holding businesses back Industry

July 22, 2016

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.

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Capex budgets for the new financial year stalled Industry

June 30, 2016

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%.

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Australia’s tax system holding back business investment Industry

May 5, 2016

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.

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New Zealand firms to boost capex budgets this financial year Industry

April 27, 2016

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.

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How to select an equipment finance company News

April 11, 2016

Expanding your business? Selecting an equipment finance company might be a crucial part of the process. But how do you choose the right one?

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It’s time for the smaller end of town to get serious Industry

April 4, 2016

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.

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Preventing weak links in Australia's food chain Industry

March 21, 2016

Australian food producers are tasked with meeting changing demands of consumers, and require the latest equipment to stay ahead in this capital-intensive industry.

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What are the pros and cons of equipment leasing? Industry

March 10, 2016

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.

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Why agribusinesses need a finance method that suits Industry

March 3, 2016

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?

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$NZD3.8b locked in asset ownership could be freed for investment Industry

February 17, 2016

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 and Alleasing sign agreement worth up to $12.0 million Industry

February 2, 2016

Telethon Kids Institute has signed a three-year extendable strategic supply partnership with Alleasing for the provision of asset finance solutions.

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$125b tied to assets could be freed for investment Industry

January 27, 2016

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.

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What does the future hold for the medical industry? Industry

January 11, 2016

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.

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Giving businesses room to breathe Industry

January 4, 2016

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Three key questions to ask when considering leasing Industry

December 30, 2015

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.

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Understanding the terms of a lease agreement Industry

December 17, 2015

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.

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Alleasing continues to support New Zealand’s innovators and entrepreneurs in 2016 CSR

December 10, 2015

Alleasing is pleased to continue its support of the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship and development program, Spark, in 2016.

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Supporting the education growth wave Industry

November 24, 2015

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.

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Minimising the impact of equipment failure or underperformance Industry

November 12, 2015

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.

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The advantages of sale and rent back (SARB) Industry

November 6, 2015

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.

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New Zealand firms bullish on plant and equipment investment Industry

October 28, 2015

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.

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When governments poorly manage assets Industry

October 22, 2015

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.

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Get to know the Spark $100k Challenge finalists - part 5 CSR

October 9, 2015

In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update, learn more about gr8escape, DREAM CONSTRUCTION and The Learning Collaborative.

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Monash Private Capital Acquires Alleasing Industry

October 6, 2015

Independent private investment firm Monash Private Capital (“Monash”) has acquired Alleasing – a leading finance provider for specialised assets in Australia and New Zealand.

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Get to know the Spark $100k Challenge finalists - part 4 CSR

October 1, 2015

In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update you can learn more about Critter Farms NZ, ALFRED, and Simiary.

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Productivity drag continues with capex budgets stalled Industry

September 23, 2015

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.

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Productivity of six in 10 firms hindered by outdated assets Industry

September 18, 2015

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.

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Get to know the Spark $100k Challenge finalists - part 3 CSR

September 16, 2015

In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update you can learn more about CanaryEye, Resilient Slip Friction (RSF) joint, and Surfeaz.

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Get to know the Spark $100k Challenge finalists - part 2 CSR

September 8, 2015

In this week’s Spark $100k Challenge update you can learn more about NanoGene Biomedical Technologies, Green Spot / Not The End and  EyeLine.

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Get to know the Spark $100k Challenge finalists CSR

September 2, 2015

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.

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