What is a hire purchase?
Hire purchase is a popular arrangement that allows businesses to quickly obtain valuable assets while distributing the cost over a set period. With hire purchase, you can immediately access business vehicles, equipment or machinery. This makes it an ideal option for startups, growing businesses, or if you need to upgrade your business assets.
Through monthly instalments, you can gradually gain ownership of the business equipment while using it. The predetermined repayment terms and fixed interest rates provide make it easier to budget and maintain cash flow stability.
What you can finance with hire purchase
Eligibility and application
Your business has a valid Australian Business Number (ABN).
Your business is registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST).
You intend to use the product mostly for business purposes.
The benefits of a hire purchase
Enjoy fixed rates and convenient repayments.
Rent to own your business assets
Use the goods while you pay for them and enjoy a loan term generally between 12 and 60 months.
Flexible payment instalments
Easy to manage payment instalment plans.
Fixed interest rate for the entire agreement
Budget easier knowing repayments are fixed.
Use the asset as security
Generally the only security needed is the asset itself.
Support when you need it
Get advice from our dedicated equipment finance specialists and bankers that understand your business needs.
Business tax benefits
Potential tax deductions on GST, interest and related fees with a hire purchase.
Hire purchase charges and fees
What it costs to get started.
No deposit required for most purchases – assessed on application.
No additional monthly fees for maintaining your hire purchase lease.
Initial set up fee
Includes $632.50 Documentation and Settlement fee (inc GST) and $27.50 Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) Registration and Maintenance fee (inc GST).
How hire purchase works
Apply and collect your vehicle or equipment in four easy steps.
Step 1: Choose your vehicle or equipment
Let us help you find the right asset for your business— talk to our NAB equipment finance specialist.
Step 2: Apply
Apply over the phone or in any NAB branch with a business banker.
Step 3: Sign documents
Once the details are sorted, we’ll send you the documents to sign and return.
What will my repayments be?
Your rental payments will vary depending on what you're looking to buy, so let our NAB equipment finance specialist tailor a solution for you. We offer a range of flexible repayment structures to suit your individual needs.
Hire purchase: Vehicle and equipment fact sheet
Understanding NAB’s hire purchase.
Additional fees may apply if you:
- already own the vehicle or equipment
- are buying the vehicle or equipment from a person or business that doesn't generally sell this type of equipment as part of their normal course of business
- are purchasing specialised equipment
- want to make a change to the loan after it has been drawn down.
Find full details in our Business Banking Fees and Charges guide.
We own the vehicle or equipment during the hire period, but you'll become the owner once you’ve made the final payment.
You have the freedom to choose new or used vehicle, from a dealer or a private seller (as long as they have an ABN and are registered for GST).
If you want to make several vehicle or equipment purchases annually, we can set you up with a limit to save you reapplying. Contact a NAB Equipment Finance Specialist to find out more.
If you’ve already paid for the vehicle or equipment, it’s not too late – we may be able to buy it from you, reimburse the cost, and you can hire it from us.
Some customers may be able to claim input tax credits for GST included in the price of the vehicle or equipment, interest and related fees.
We recommend that you seek independent tax advice.
Once you've made the final payment, you'll become the owner of the vehicle or equipment.
Calculators and tools
Use our tools and calculators to help you plan and run your business.
Help and support
Use our range of guides and tools to help you plan and manage your business.
Other ways we can help
Use our help guides, FAQs and other support services to help you manage your banking more easily.
Other finance options to consider
Not quite what you're looking for? See our other business loans and leases.
Get in touch
Let us help with your business banking needs. Request a call back to chat with one of our business bankers.
Visit our business banking contact page for how-to-guides, FAQs and contact numbers.
Visit a NAB business banking centre
Let our business banking specialists help you in person.
Terms and Conditions
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Lending criteria and terms and conditions apply (available on application).
The tax comments provided in this document are of a general nature and do not take into account any particular person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. The tax benefit information is based on present taxation laws and regulations, which may be subject to change. NAB recommends that you seek independent tax advice before making any decision based on this information, including in respect of the tax consequences arising from the use of any NAB Equipment Finance solution as they apply to your particular circumstances.
These products are issued by National Australia Bank Limited ABN 12 004 044 937.