Client Testimonials

Client Testimonials

Our success at Business Finance and Leasing is in building long term relationships with our clients by providing finance that helps their businesses grow.  This is evident in the feedback and client testimonials we receive on a daily basis with some recent client testimonials detailed below. To find out how one of our team can help you please contact us.

Some of our recent testimonials…

“We first used the services of BFL in late 2011 when we were establishing our excavation business. We were offered the opportunity to purchase an excavator and other older equipment from Kevin’s previous boss when he decided to retire. It was a big step for us but we were keen to do it.

As many people do we went to our bank, we had been with them for years having had our personal accounts and home loan well established. With staff at our local bank being so enthusiastic about our proposal we were of the belief that everything would be fairly straight forward. Unfortunately this was not the case, we found out later our bank was unlikely to finance our new venture, it was against their policy. Several wasted weeks and was a major letdown.

Kevin’s boss recommended that we contact Brad Fairbairn at BFL as he had done their work for a number of years. We met Brad to discuss our proposal and while agreeing it was a good idea quite a bit of work was required to get the deal over the line. Brad’s twenty years’ experience in the earthmoving industry helped us put a proper business plan together and then arranged for us to meet an experienced business accountant (our previous one had little idea past preparing PAYE returns) to work through all our needs on setting up our business and finalising the business plan etc.

BFL advised us to ensure we had our insurances in place prior to starting trading and this was easy to arrange again with an insurance broker who knew what was needed.

Once our application was submitted there were virtually no questions asked as all the information was in the application having already been covered. We felt much more comfortable after working with professional people who fully understood what we wanted to achieve.

BFL looked after our interests, clarifying things so we fully understood the details, ensuring the most appropriate facilities available to us were part of our package.

They are there years after the deal has been done to help us when needed and Brad regularly calls to see how we are going. It is clear to whom our first call will be when we next need the services of a finance broker and would recommend their services to anyone who needs assistance to get the most appropriate finance package”

Kevin and Leanne Andrew of Blu’s Excavator Hire P/L

“Based in Innisfail in North Queensland we have used the services of BFL since 1998 when we bought our first used excavator to establish our earthmoving business supplementing our cane farm.

It was a big move for us and we started with the one machine and replaced it a couple of years later. Since that time BFL have financed all our vehicles and other machinery as we have expanded our fleet to include dump trucks, more excavators, tip trucks, graders and a number other machines. Our sons are now involved in the business and that makes things more worthwhile to us.

We have developed a very close relationship with the people at BFL with their support staff being great, nothing is too much bother. We rely on them to also liaise with our other advisors such as our accountants and insurance broker making things much easier. That is very important when we are based in the rural areas of Queensland.

When our business grew during the early 2000’s as the Cairns economy was forging ahead BFL were a great help, but when things stopped as the GFC hit and some major developers went broke in the area things were very tough. Talking to our broker Brad at BFL on a regular basis during this time we used them as a sounding board talking us through various plans and they fully supported us through that time.  BFL allowed us to work with the various finance companies so smoothly, looking after our interests and as things improved we were in a position to continue growing our business.

Being able to get help when things are tough is so vital.

It is so easy to ask Brad to help us buy, look at gear and get quotes for equipment which is located at various yards and auction houses in SE Qld, his experience and contacts in the industry saves us a lot of time when we are doing things via remote control because we have to keep our machines working. Nothing is too hard, with much of the preliminary work done prior to us arriving to make our inspections and final decisions.

We have no issue in recommending the personalised services of BFL to anyone who is looking for assistance in finance for their business. Let the professionals do that while you run your business”

 Anthony & Leonore Puccini of A&L Puccini Excavator Hire

“We run a plumbing, drainage and earthmoving business in Beaudesert south of Brisbane, servicing our local as well as metropolitan areas.

Our family business was established over 60 years ago servicing a number of commercial, domestic and governmental customers throughout Queensland, as well as a retail outlet. Being based in a rural area we undertake a wide range of jobs including installing irrigation systems.

Our business is proud of the quality of service we offer and prefers to do business with likeminded people.

We first used the services of BFL in 1997 and it has proved to be a long and beneficial relationship. Their business has changed over the years like ours has, and when we have restructured BFL was there to help as we wanted.

BFL was recommended to us by one of our trusted equipment suppliers and have always found their people easy to deal with and very professional. It makes life easier that way.

We usually just contact BFL after ordering some equipment to discuss the details and the preferred finance structure, the next call we get usually is to arrange where and when to sign the finance contract. Can’t ask for much better than that.

There is never a problem to simply ring up and have a chat about some future plans we may have and suggestions are often made for us to consider as part of those plans.

We have been happy to recommend BFL to other people who are looking for the services of a dependable finance broker and they have received the quality of professional service we would expect”

Bruce Hohl of Hohl Plumbing Pty Ltd