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Commercial hire purchase calculator

Use our commercial hire purchase calculator to see how much your business can save.

A commercial hire purchase (CHP) is a commercial finance product that enables a business to buy a car after an agreed lease period.

How to use the commercial hire calculator

Using the calculator is simple. Enter your information into the relevant fields and it will calculate your repayments on your car finance.

  • Loan amount. This is the overall cost of the hire purchase loan.
  • Loan term. The loan term is how long you agree to lease the car for before it can be purchased. It's generally between 1 and 5 years for fixed repayments or 1 and 7 years for variable.
  • Residual (balloon) amount. This is an additional payment that is made at the end of the hire period to buy the car outright.
  • Interest rate. The rate of interest that you pay for the commercial hire purchase. This may be fixed or variable.
*Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should only be used as an indication. They are neither a recommendation nor an eligibility test for any product and should not be construed as financial advice, investment advice or any other sort of advice.

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Example: John's delivery service

John is looking to purchase a new vehicle for his delivery service business. His cash flow won't allow for him to buy a new vehicle, so he wants to know how much his repayments will be with a commercial hire purchase. Using the CHP calculator, he enters the following amounts:

  • Loan amount: $10,000
  • Loan term: 3 years
  • Residual: 15% ($1,500)
  • Interest rate: 8% p.a.

He can see that his monthly repayments will be $274.53. Wanting to save some money, he sees what would happen if he made weekly repayments. Using the calculator, he can see that his weekly repayments would be $63.35, which would be approximately $20 less a month than if he made monthly repayments.

* This is a fictional, but realistic, example.

Have more questions about using the commercial hire purchase calculator?

How can I use the calculator to reduce my repayments?

As outlined in the example above, you can change the information you enter into the calculator and see if your repayments are reduced. By simply changing from monthly to weekly repayments, John was able to reduce the amount he paid each month. You can also increase your residual payment, but keep in mind that this will still need to be paid at the end of the loan term.

How can I reduce the amount of interest I repay on my loan?

Reducing interest and reducing repayments are 2 entirely different things, though you can reduce the interest payable by lowering your principal. You can reduce your interest by lowering your loan term, increasing the frequency of your repayments or by budgeting to make additional repayments.

How accurate is the calculator?

The calculator is an approximation, but it is accurate as long as the information you put into it is correct. Keep in mind the calculator doesn't take into account the fees or other costs that may come with your commercial hire purchase.

Do I need to supply any personal information to use the commercial hire purchase calculator?

No personal information is needed to use the CHP calculator. You only need the loan amount, loan term, interest rate, repayment frequency and residual amount and percentage (if applicable).

Does the commercial hire purchase calculator guarantee my loan repayments?

No, the CHP calculator will only provide you with a repayment amount based on the loan information you provide. It is up to the individual lender to decide what your actual loan and repayments will be.

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