At Lancaster motor group you're not a number. You're a client. That's why, unlike dealerships, we treat you like a real person. It's also why you'll deal with a real person. Every customer like you deals with our business managers during the whole process of buying a car. . Our business managers have been with us for over 8 years and will always be here to help you out. Our specialist car finance team will manage your application and delivery - every step of the way. After all, you're a real person, and deserve to be treated like one
SPEED & EFFICIENCY
When you make the decision to purchase a vehicle, the last thing you want, the last thing you need, is to get bogged down in red tape. At Lancaster Motor Group we know how to arrange car loans fast. We're professional, we're efficient - we're quick. We know exactly what reputable lenders need to process and approve your application in the shortest possible time. We work hard to make car finance easy for you.
YOU'RE IN CONTROL
We have access to a wide range of reputable Australian lenders, so we can present you with a competitive range of finance options - all in plain English. You can see the alternatives, and make relevant, clear-cut comparisons, quickly. We help you decide which car loan product, from which reputable Australian lender, suits you best. We prepare the options; you decide.
At Lancaster Motor Group, our Business Manager has had years of experience. We are not general financiers, or a Bank that might do a couple of car finance contracts per month; we specialise in automotive finance. It's all we do. So if you're confused about the relative merits of personal loans versus chattel mortgages versus novated leases, let our Business Manager explain the key differences and help you decide which one best suits your personal situation.
TYPES OF CAR FINANCE
A personal loan is a simple financial product for individuals in which the finance company lend the money directly to you, the consumer. Personal loans are available over a range of terms. The interest rate payable might depend on a range of factors, including credit history and whether or not the loan is secured by a physical asset.
A car loan is similar to a personal loan but might achieve a lower interest rate because the loan is secured by a financial interest in the vehicle being purchased.
A chattel mortgage is a business use loan product, available over a range of terms, and with a range of different 'balloon' payment options at the end of the term. The business owns the vehicle (the 'chattel') from day one, and the financier uses it as security (the 'mortgage') over the loan. The interest is generally deductible, depending on the proportion of business use, and if the business is registered for GST, the full GST component of the purchase is claimable as an input tax credit in the first BAS following the acquisition.
Commercial Hire Purchase
Commercial hire purchase agreements have fallen dramatically in popularity because of changes made to the GST treatment relating to them. They are therefore less attractive to companies and employees with a car allowance. Most people and businesses in this position prefer the greater financial benefits of a chattel mortgage (see above).
A novated lease is one of the most cost-effective and tax-effective ways for ordinary Australian employees to achieve car ownership. Basically, a novated lease is a three-way agreement between you, your employer and a finance company. The employee allows the employer to make deductions from their pre-tax salary to make the payments. The employer makes the deductions, and the finance company sets up the novated lease and manages it. Because the payments are made from the employee's pre-tax salary, some of the money that would normally be paid in tax is used to pay for the vehicle. So a novated lease increases the employee's buying power. It's also a great way to purchase a new car GST-free, even if you're not registered for GST.