Currency Finance (formerly Currency Capital) is an alternative financing company that offers a platform to connect customers with third-party equipment loans and leases. Currency offers an impressive amount of equipment capital to new businesses, but its funding process can still drag out.
Crest Capital is an online equipment financer. This company offers a variety of leasing options designed to facilitate ownership or temporary utilization of a wide variety of business-related equipment. Crest’s rates are good, but if you can’t meet Crest’s high qualification standards, however, you may want to have some alternatives in mind.
CIT Direct Capital is an online funder offering working capital, equipment financing, and franchise financing to small businesses. They prefer to work with entities that have been in business for at least two years. Even though their rates are reasonable, they have stringent borrower qualifications. Be aware of the high number of complaints about the company filed with the BBB.
Pros Suited for large businesses Good public reputation Cons Opaque terms and fees Fair customer support Overview Key Equipment Finance (KEF) is the equipment financing division of Cleveland, Ohio-based regional bank, KeyCorp. KEF is, itself, based in Superior, Colorado, with regional headquarters in Albany, NY and Toronto, ON. KEF is a safe, stable financer for […]
Pros Transparent terms and fees Good public reputation Cons (Potentially) high interest rates Overview eLease is a Florida-based online funder. Though its primary focus is equipment financing, the lender began offering working capital after the 2008 financial crisis. eLease’s equipment financing options include both leases and loan-like equipment financing agreements (EFA), the latter of which […]
TD offers several short-term loans, lines of credit, SBA loans and equipment financing to small businesses located in the East Coast. They have stringent borrower qualifications but their interest rates are low. Be aware that your existing business relationship with TD will be one of the bigger determining factors.
Chase Equipment Financing is a financial service offered by Chase Bank to mid-sized and large corporations through its business and commercial divisions respectively. It is ideal for large businesses. Be cautious about their scandal-ridden behavior and persistent customer service issues.
Pros Suited for small businesses Suited for mid-sized businesses Cons Fair public reputation High interest rates Overview Balboa is a California-based alternative business funder offering both short-term working capital and equipment financing. This review focuses on Balboa’s equipment financing products. Though Balboa is both well-established and flush with cash, the company seems plagued by an […]
AgDirect is an Omaha, NE based equipment financing program offered by a network of specialized lenders called the Farm Credit System (FCS). AgDirect is a convenient way to access the benefits of the Farm Credit System quickly and easily, and should probably be somewhere near the top of an agribusiness’s options.
Pros Simplified application Fast credit decisions Fast time to funding Cons Opaque borrower qualifications Opaque terms and fees Overview Western Equipment Finance is a subsidiary of Western State Bank that provides equipment financing nationwide. The company is based in North Dakota. Western provides a solid range of equipment financing options for new and mature businesses. […]