Financing your fleet

Different fleets, different solutions

There are different ways to finance your fleet, you can buy vehicles outright and manage them yourself or opt for a form of leasing which will provide you time and resources to focus on your core business. Below you can find an overview of the different financing options. LeasePlan is dedicated to helping you find the right solution for your company’s fleet strategy and budget.

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Buy
Management only
Financial lease
Operational lease
Company resources / money
Company funds the vehicles with company money (or bank loan)
Company funds the vehicles with company money (or bank loan)
Fleet management company funds the vehicles
Fleet management company funds the vehicles
Company resources / people
Company employee manages fleet services (ordering and managing vehicles, fuel, taxations, drivers)
Fleet management company manages fleet services (ordering and managing vehicles, fuel, taxations, drivers)
Company employee manages fleet services (ordering and managing vehicles, fuel, taxations, drivers)
Fleet management company manages fleet services (ordering and managing vehicles, fuel, taxations, drivers)
Commitment
Long term commitment as vehicles are owned by the company
Long term commitment as vehicles are owned by the company
Contracts are 3 to 4 years on average
Contracts are 3 to 4 years on average, with options to extend or flexible terms
Risk acceptance
Company takes on residual value risk
Company takes on residual value risk
Fleet management company takes on residual value risk
Fleet management company takes on residual value risk
Level of support
No support to finance vehicles or provide fleet services
Only support for fleet services, no support financing vehicles
No support for fleet services, only for financing vehicles
Different levels of fleet outsourcing are available

Benefits of operational leasing

  • Minimise risk
  • Reduce hassle
  • Lower costs

Why leasing?

Whether you have a few cars in your fleet or a few thousand, leasing makes your life easier with:

  • Reduced Total Costs of Ownership (TCO)
  • Less risk
  • Freed-up resources
  • Safe and happy drivers
  • Lower CO2 emissions

Together with LeasePlan, you can reduce your overall costs, improve driver safety and satisfaction, and meet your sustainability targets.

Hassle-free fleet management, so you can focus on what’s next for your company.

LeasePlan's Driver Contact Centre helped us save up to 2 hours a day of our fleet management time. With a 98% response rate, this service helps us to keep driver satisfaction high.

Cargill TakarmányLeasePlan client, Hungary

March 19, 2021

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