At Vanarama, we have a range of funders offering new van finance including contract hire with various options to suit you and your business needs, including Contract Hire, Finance Lease and Contract Purchase.
Vanarama can also arrange personal van finance if that's what you require.
We understand the importance of your new van purchase and we want to make sure the process of arranging finance for your new vehicle is as simple and seamless as possible for you.
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Read more about the van finance options available
- Business Contract Hire
- Business Finance Lease
- Business Contract Purchase
- Business Lease Purchase
If you're looking for finance to lease a new van or pickup truck we can help ...
You might be a plumber, electrician, builder, kitchen fitter, joiner, courier or plasterer looking for the best van or pickup truck for your business. You might be a sole trader or maybe a partnership - either established or perhaps a new start up. There are many funding options available, and even more suppliers of van finance, so, once you've decided which new vehicle is for you, its equally important to make the right decision regarding finance.
Here at Vanarama, we don't just offer the best lease deals – we also work hard to make sure that we offer accurate and impartial advice ensuring that you lease the perfect vehicle for your business needs. We have a panel of funders so, when you place your order we can ensure that your proposal is submitted to the finance company most suited to your own circumstances, whether you are a long-established partnership or a sole trader who has only recently ventured into the world of self-employment.
We are often asked by self-employed customers if they will be accepted by a finance company when have only been trading for a short time. Sometimes the funder may ask for a higher initial payment, they will look at the length of time you have been resident at your address, and, of course, your credit history.
We can't offer guaranteed van finance for the self-employed, but our experience means that your application will be considered by the funder we feel is the most appropriate to your circumstances.
We offer various methods of leasing and can tailor the package to suit you. Here are a couple of the most common finance methods available to self-employed and sole trader customers:
Contract Hire: This is like hiring a vehicle, but over a long term. At the end of the agreed period the van or pick up is returned to the leasing company. Typically, a lease period runs for two to four years, and your deposit (initial payment) can be adjusted to meet your requirements. You'll need to estimate your annual mileage, as this affects the value of the vehicle to the funder at the end of the agreement.
Finance Lease: A very popular method, similar in many ways to contract hire but at the end of the agreement you are required to dispose of the van or pick up to a third party. The sum realised is used to pay off the final 'balloon' payment (it's important to remember that your sale price could be lower or higher than the fixed balloon figure).
What is the best van to lease for a sole trader?
This depends on so much – what is the best van for a self-employed builder to lease will probably not be the same as the best van for a courier, or the best van for an electrician. Some of the most popular vans and pickups to lease for a self-employed business are as follows:
Many of these vans are in stock and available for immediate delivery.
All our new vans are ULEZ compliant, meaning that you won't be charged for entering the new inner city zone in London.
You can even lease a brand new electric van from Vanarama!
Many self-employed sole traders might think that it would be cheaper to buy a used van or pickup rather than lease a new one from Vanarama. There are lots of reasons why this isn't always the case, especially in the long run. Read our article that compares buying old vans versus leasing a new van.
The volume of vehicles we source from manufacturers means that we're able to negotiate huge discounts which are reflected in our ultra-competitive lease rates.
Vanarama offer complete peace of mind to customers who may not be familiar with the benefits of leasing a van or pickup. We offer:
- Free UK delivery
- The Vanarama 8 Point Price Protection Guarantee
- A full range of finance options
- Road tax is normally included for the duration of the lease
- A part exchange facility
- Van insurance
Our website is packed with useful information - click here for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about leasing a new van or pickup …
A final thought to finish on – 59% of people interviewed in a survey commissioned by Vanarama said that their confidence in a tradesman would be affected by the age of the vehicle. Proof that battered vans lose business!