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Business Contract Hire

A simple and cost effective way to fund any number of vehicles

Contract Hire, sometimes referred to as an Operating Lease, is a long term rental agreement. Contracts range from 12 to 60 months and are tailored to the businesses requirements.

Advantages:

  • Minimum capital expenditure
  • Accurate monthly budgeting
  • Improved cash flow
  • Fixed interest rates
  • Rentals can be offset against the businesses profits. Cars with a CO2 output above 130g/km are currently subject to a 15% disallowance on the amount of the rental that can be claimed against the businesses taxation, for contract-hired cars with a CO2 output of 130g/km or below, there is currently no disallowance.
  • Reduced administration
  • On-going advice and support
  • Road Fund Licence provided (vehicle excise duty paid) for duration of contract
  • Optional maintenance package
  • Optional breakdown rescue cover
  • Optional replacement vehicle cover in event of breakdown
  • Optional GAP insurance which provides cover for the shortfall between the outstanding finance and the insurance value if the vehicle is declared a write-off by your insurance company

Disadvantages:

  • Early termination can be expensive
  • If you do more miles than stated in your contract you will be charged excess mileage for each mile over that stated in your contract
  • You must look after the vehicle and return it in a well maintained condition otherwise you will be charged for any damage over and above that stated in the 'Fair Wear and Tear Guide'
  • You must have fully comprehensive vehicle insurance
  • You will never own the vehicle as there is no option to buy it

More Information on Business Contract Hire:

The Contract Hire Company reclaims the VAT on the original purchase, which reduces your monthly rentals (which are + VAT). Contract Hire is a very popular choice for VAT registered companies as they can claim back 50% of the VAT on the finance element for cars and generally 100% for commercials (subject to no private use, no exempt turnover and not being on the Flat Rate VAT Scheme).

On contracts with maintenance the VAT on the service element is 100% recoverable. One of the major benefits is that there are no disposal worries as the future value is underwritten by the leasing company. Another benefit of Contract Hire is that it is generally 'off balance sheet funding' (subject to legislation change) which means it can improve your gearing ratio (assets to borrowing ratio) and therefore possibly your borrowing ability in the future.

Check out our current special offers below...

Business contract hire Nissan Qashqai, SUV / 4x4
Nissan Qashqai SUV 2wd
1.3 DIG-T 140 Acenta Premium 5Dr Manual [Start Stop]
£199.00 + VAT monthly rental
£1194.00 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
1.3 litre Petrol Manual
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Business contract hire Lexus UX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus UX 250h SUV
2.0 h 184 UX 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop]
£231.37 + VAT monthly rental
£1388.22 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 Takumi 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop] [Pan Roof]
£435.35 + VAT monthly rental
£2612.10 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 F-Sport 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop] [Takumi Pan Roof]
£405.57 + VAT monthly rental
£2433.42 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 F-Sport 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop] [Pan Roof]
£374.84 + VAT monthly rental
£2249.04 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 F-Sport 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop]
£374.31 + VAT monthly rental
£2245.86 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 NX 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop] [Prem Pan Roof]
£317.49 + VAT monthly rental
£1904.94 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 NX 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop] [Prem]
£316.97 + VAT monthly rental
£1901.82 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 NX 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop] [Sport]
£296.90 + VAT monthly rental
£1781.40 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Lexus NX, SUV / 4x4
Lexus NX 300h SUV 4wd
2.5 h 197 NX 5Dr E-CVT [Start Stop]
£293.63 + VAT monthly rental
£1761.78 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
2.5 litre Petrol/Electric Hybrid Automatic
+ compare
Business contract hire Nissan Qashqai, SUV / 4x4
Nissan Qashqai SUV 2wd
1.3 DIG-T 140 N-Connecta 5Dr Manual [Start Stop] [Pan Roof]
£238.00 + VAT monthly rental
£714.00 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 3 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
1.3 litre Petrol Manual
+ compare
Business contract hire Nissan Qashqai, SUV / 4x4
Nissan Qashqai SUV 2wd
1.3 DIG-T 140 N-Connecta 5Dr Manual [Start Stop] [Pan Roof]
£219.00 + VAT monthly rental
£1314.00 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
1.3 litre Petrol Manual
+ compare
Business contract hire Nissan Juke, SUV / 4x4
Nissan Juke SUV
1.0 DIG-T 117 Tekna 5Dr Manual [Start Stop]
£242.00 + VAT monthly rental
£1452.00 + VAT initial rental
Business contract hire
Contract term: 36 months
Rental profile: 6 + 35
Annual mileage: 10000
1 litre Petrol Manual
+ compare

Have you seen our latest blog post?

Big savings for fleet leasing with KeyFleet’s “Marketplace service

KeyFleet provides the most competitive contract hire and leasing quotes for UK businesses As... read more

Posted on 22nd February 2018 at 11:38 AM

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