Providing your workforce with the assets they need to succeed

Asset and equipment finance falls under two categories, hard and soft assets. We explain the differences below:

Hard assets

Hard assets are high-value items, often types of machinery and vehicles required to keep your business moving. These are long-term assets that can retain their value for many years.

Soft assets

Soft assets are lower-value items that help staff perform their jobs and provide a productive working environment, such as furniture, IT and security equipment, telecoms and sector-specific tools.

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What is asset and equipment finance?

Asset finance is a type of financing that enables businesses to acquire the equipment, machinery and other assets they need to operate, without having to pay the full purchase price upfront.

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Providing your workforce with the assets they need to succeed

Asset and equipment finance falls under two categories, hard and soft assets. We explain the differences below:

Hard assets

Hard assets are high-value items, often types of machinery and vehicles required to keep your business moving. These are long-term assets that can retain their value for many years.

Soft assets

Soft assets are lower-value items that help staff perform their jobs and provide a productive working environment, such as furniture, IT and security equipment, telecoms and sector-specific tools.

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How can asset finance help your business?

Our asset finance loans help you procure essential assets without a big upfront cost, giving your teams the tools they need and keeping you up with the latest technology.

From hire and lease purchases to refinancing solutions, our team of lending experts will work with you to secure finance that helps you achieve your goals and stimulate future growth, whatever sector you're in.

Learn more in our blog: What to Consider When Comparing Asset Finance Loans?

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Protect your working capital

Monthly manageable payments, instead of a large upfront cost for the equipment or machinery.

Buy what you need now

Access funding to purchase the equipment you need to operate and grow your business without waiting or delays.

Fixed payments

Asset finance loans include fixed monthly payments, providing businesses with predictable expenses and the ability to plan cash flow effectively.

Tailored to your needs

Enjoy flexible financing options, including varying repayment terms, interest rates and financing periods to fit your requirements.

Upgraded technology

Upgrading equipment can be expensive. Asset finance allows you to stay up-to-date with the latest technology by providing quick access to funds.

Competitive advantage

Access to the latest tools and technology can give you an advantage over your competitors that may still be using outdated equipment.


What types of asset finance are there?


There are two types of asset finance but it's not always easy to know which is the most suitable for your business. We compare the different types to help you decide the one that best fits your needs.

Hire purchase

A hire purchase is designed to help businesses to expand and operate efficiently, providing flexible ways to buy new equipment without large upfront costs.


Doesn't disrupt cash flow


Increases affordability of assets


Competitive interest rates


Own the asset after final instalment

VAT paid upfront or deferred for up to 3 months


Repayment terms 1 – 7 years


Balloon payments available

Lease finance

In a lease arrangement, you have sole use of the asset but it belongs to the lender for an agreed duration, in which you make monthly instalments.


Option to purchase item at the end of the term


Can access higher specification machinery


Pay instalments rather than large upfront costs


Flexible repayment terms

VAT paid on monthly instalments


Repayments are 100% tax deductible


No deposit options available

Helping businesses like yours


We understand building a successful business can take years of dedication, be a lifelong dream or require a lightbulb moment to make it a reality. We focus on your finance, so you can make the magic happen.

Making new business dreams come true

Helping a young entrepreneur to achieve his dream of setting up his first franchise restaurant.

white tick icon Secured £220k funding for a full restaurant fit-out
white tick icon Restaurant opened on time and serving customers
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Franchise Owner

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Millbrook went above and beyond on all fronts, and now my dream business has become a reality! Always available to discuss anything and have done their utmost to help achieve the goals set out to help launch my business.


Franchise Owner

Mohammed - Franchise Owner

Expanding a plant hire business' product offering

A plant hire business wanted to invest in additional construction equipment to keep up with customer demand.

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Managing Director

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With our assistance, this plant hire business has been able to expand its offering, meet customer expectations and stay ahead of industry competitors - all thanks to a low-interest rate hire purchase agreement that was secured within 48 hours!


Managing Director

Justin Amos - Managing Director at Millbrook

£30k to fund an arcade refresh

A family run business needed to raise £30k to pay for in-demand arcade games to entertain guests during their stay.

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white tick icon Achieved record summer profits
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Senior Business Finance Specialist

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With the summer months on the way, my client wanted to refresh their amusement arcade to boost their entertainment offering to their customers. Through Millbrook's extensive lending network, I was able to secure funding on even hard to fund equipment.


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Casey Botterill - Senior Business Finance Specialist at Millbrook

Securing asset finance for a manufacturer to operate like a well-oiled machine

We helped a manufacturer secure asset finance for two much-needed resin dispensing machines to improve their operations.

white tick icon Found a lender which offered payment in advance
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Business Finance Specialist

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Helping clients to secure the machinery and equipment they need to operate is what we do best. We always look for the most competitive rate and work to find a finance solution to achieve your objectives.


Business Finance Specialist

Philip Booth - Business Finance Specialist at Millbrook

Finding a home for even the most hard to fit deals

This new start gym had struggled to find funding with multiple lenders, casting doubt on their business dreams.

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white-tick-icon Funding for 32 pieces of state-of-the-art gym equipment, including a Smith Machine and leg, chest and shoulder press machines.


Senior Business Finance Specialist

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We specialise in hard to fit deals, so even if you've been turned down elsewhere, it doesn't have to be the end of line for your business dreams.


Senior Business Finance Specialist

Ray McAuley - Senior Business Finance Specialist at Millbrook

Why Millbrook Business Finance is different


Whatever your company needs, Millbrook can provide fast and affordable finance solutions that enable you to procure key assets and equipment to meet your business requirements and cater to industry demands.

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Finance for any assets
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interest rates

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Flexible repayment
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Quick and easy
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Fund assets from
£25k up to £25m

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We can support
any sector

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Ready to apply for asset and equipment finance? Enhance your productivity and futureproof your business with Millbrook's solutions.

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Need a different business finance solution?

Millbrook offers more than just asset finance. We have extensive and flexible business financing options to meet any funding need. Browse our other finance products or head to our solutions overview page.

Business Loans

Get fast unsecured and secured business loans from £25k–£25m.

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Recovery Loan Scheme

Recover from the pandemic with this government-backed initiative.

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Support your business growth without impacting your cash flow.

check-dark-green Purchase any asset
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check-dark-green Repayment terms up to 7 years
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Fund any vehicle purchases, from vans and lorries to supercars.

check-dark-green Flexible deposits available
check-dark-green Tailored balloon payments
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Release cash equity from equipment or obtain better terms on existing finance agreements.

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Quickly raise working capital against your company's card sales.

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check-dark-green Borrow up to double your monthly card sales
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Get quick access to property-related finance.

check-dark-green Repayment up to 30 years
check-dark-green Interest-only products available
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Unlock funds tied up in outstanding invoices.

check-dark-green Up to 90% of invoices’ value
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Need help choosing the right finance solution for your business?

Business finance can be complicated. To help you make sense of the options available, we've created this handy interactive Business Finance Checklist.

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