Our story

Who are we?

We are a specialist business finance broking firm who started as a one man band in the ‘80s, where our principal and founder Mark O’Donoghue would travel around the industrial areas of Sydney offering companies’ better arrangements than they could get from their banks. Now more than 25 years later we have grown into a team of 70 spread right around Australia providing over $500 million in equipment finance per year to a large base of long standing and new clients.

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Why choose us?

The best way we can answer that is to show you what our clients say. Finlease has over 500 reviews on the independent feedback site Product Review and we currently score 4.9 stars out of 5.

If you can’t rate your current finance provider 4.9, perhaps you could give us a call, we would be delighted to look after you now and for many years to come.

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What do we do?

We arrange Equipment Finance for business owners all around the country working in most of the major industries and from various walks of life. Many clients have been with us for over 20 years. We finance everything from a single motor vehicle or piece of equipment through to millions of dollars’ worth of machinery or property. We even do total debt restructures, working capital and debtor discounting facilities as well as arranging better overall banking relationships.

We look after our clients by making the finance easy and getting the funding they need on time. We are available on mobile, work the same hours as our clients (not bank hours) and meet our clients on site where and when it suits them.

Sourcing finance from a range of 20 capable and competitive institutions enables us to spread loans across a number of lenders ensuring business owners are not tied to just one bank that has them totally locked up with all securities.

Chances are your bank has more than just your equipment debt, it also provides your property loans and overdrafts etc. Then if you ever tried to change banks, your outgoing bank would usually insist that you pay out all loans, and that means early termination penalties on any equipment debt.

Also, consider what may happen as your business expand and your equipment needs grow. You may find yourself in a situation where residential property is cross securing equipment loans when you really need to keep those bricks and mortar assets clear to secure non equipment debt.

Here’s how Finlease makes it easier. We’ll work with two or three of the various capable lenders who will in effect be competing for your business. Then we’ll analyse what these lenders are offering and recommend the best outcome. The trick is to know when the terms are fair relative to what the market is offering, or whether they need to be adjusted slightly. It may be as simple as wanting a longer term or a higher residual, or perhaps a lender is insisting on a deposit when others would approve 100% finance.

This is just one of the ways we negotiate better outcomes for our clients.

Often clients ask us why they shouldn’t have all their debt with the one bank. The best way we can answer that is with this 90 second explanation.

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Contact us for all your equipment finance needs.

Contact Us

North Sydney

Head office
Ground Floor, 1 James Place
North Sydney NSW 2060

Mark O’Donoghue

Founder & CEO Finlease

Val Lorenzelli

Managing Director Finrent/FinleaseIT

Harry Burey

Equipment Finance Broker (NSW)

Chris Girle

Equipment Finance Broker (NSW)

Adam Fittler

Regional Manager Finlease IT (NSW/ACT)

Aaron Adkins

Relationship Manager

James O’Donoghue

Equipment Finance Broker (NSW)

Jay Martin

Partner Equipment Finance (NSW)

Kevin McBride

Property Finance Specialist

Russell Irving

Technology Finance General Manager

Scott Kemp

Equipment Finance Broker (NSW)

Smeaton Grange

Meet the Smeaton Grange Office:
Unit 2
6 Orielton Road,
Smeaton Grange NSW 2567

Chris Burke

Equipment Finance Broker

Jeff Wilson

Senior Partner Equipment Finance

Marko Uskovic

Equipment Finance Broker (NSW)

Sutherland

Christos Kritikos

Equipment Finance Broker (NSW)

Brady Talbot

Equipment Finance Broker (NSW)

Michael Ryan

Senior Partner Equipment Finance (NSW)

Orange

Meet the Orange Office:
63 Kite Street
Orange NSW 2800

Jack Gallagher

Equipment Finance Broker (Regional NSW)

Michael Abberton

Partner Equipment Finance (Regional NSW)

Newcastle

Meet the Newcastle Office:
Berea Park
2379 Glendonbrook Road,
Gresford NSW 2311

Paul Herrmann

Senior Broker Equipment Finance (NSW)

/5 from reviews