Container Finance

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Clifton private finance

We specialise in sourcing high value container finance in the UK and internationally for transport, shipping, & logistics businesses


High quality container finance solutions for UK & international clients.

  • Finance for purchasing or leaseing shipping containers and storage containers from £25,000
  • Competitive container finance options that often outperforms dealer offers
  • Flexible finance options which includes: Personal loans, Personal contract Purchase (PCP), Hire Purchase, Lease Purchase
  • Tailored bespoke service
  • Refinance options
  • Flexible repayment periods
  • Boat and marine finance available on new, used and auction bought containers
  • Business owners - Refinance existing assets to free up your company's liquid capital
  • Business owners - Cashflow matched repayments
  • Asset finance for containers; shipping, transportation, storage etc.

We can deliver enhanced, bespoke or exclusive terms through our market knowledge.  

Call us on 0203 900 4322 to discuss your requirements.


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Container Finance in the UK

What is Container Finance?

Container finance refers to the various financing options available for UK businesses to acquire shipping containers and storage containers without the large upfront capital expenditure. These containers are critical assets for companies in industries like logistics, transportation, storage, import/export, and construction among others.

Container finance allows you to spread the cost of purchasing or leasing containers over an extended period through affordable monthly payments. This preserves working capital and provides flexible financing solutions tailored to your specific equipment needs and growth plans. 

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Types of Containers for Finance

There are several container types and sizes that UK businesses can finance depending on their precise requirements, and depending on the type of business. Here's a look at some of the popular options.

Shipping/Freight Containers

Storage Containers

Container finance can cover the funding for new containers direct from manufacturers or the purchase of used/reconditioned units from resellers and auctions across the UK. At Clifton Private Finance, we can source lenders on your behalf - making the process simple, and stress-free. Well get you connected to one of our specialist lenders and source you the right type of container finance with a matter of days, depending on the complexity of your needs.

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Container Financing Options

Hire Purchase

A hire purchase agreement allows you to effectively rent the container(s) through fixed monthly payments over 3-5 years. At the end of the term, you automatically become the owner by making a final 'balloon' payment of the remaining value. This is a popular option for businesses wanting to ultimately own the containers.

Finance Leases

Similar to a hire purchase but with slight variations. You pay monthly rentals for an agreed term (2-7 years typically), after which you have two options:

Operating Leases

An operating lease is a rental agreement providing you with the use of container(s) for a fixed period of 12-60 months. At the end, you simply renew for a new container or return it to the finance company with no option for purchase.

Container Refinance

If you already own containers outright, you can release cash tied up in this equipment through a refinance agreement. The finance company will purchase the existing containers and then lease them back to you over 3-5 years.

Container Buy-Back Programs

Some financiers offer buy-back options where they commit to purchasing the container(s) back from you within a set future timeframe, such as 3 or 5 years. This gives additional flexibility.

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The Container Finance Process

Obtaining financing for containers in the UK typically follows the same rules as any other type of asset finance. There are a few crucial steps to go over, but at Clifton Private Finance we can simplfy an otherwise complex. We do the heavy lifting so you don't have to. Here's a brief overview of the general steps invovled in securing container finance: 

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What are the Benefits of Container Finance?

Container Finance Experts - Clifton Private Finance

At Clifton Private Finance, our team of container finance specialists have over 20 years of experience in sourcing competitive financing and leasing solutions for all types of containers, and more, across the UK.

With strong partnerships across leading specialist lenders, finance houses, and container suppliers, we can tailor container finance packages to meet your precise business requirements at the most cost-effective terms available. Our expertise includes:

We handle the entire process from initial consultation and needs analysis, all the way through to completing the finance documentation and container delivery. Our end-to-end service involves:

Whether you need a single container or an entire fleet, contact our experts today to discuss your container finance requirements. We offer a free no-obligation assessment to get started.

To find out more about our finance broker service, don't hesitate to contact us today. We offer a free and no-obligation telephone consultation at a time that suits you.

Call us today on 0203 900 4322 to discuss your requirements and explore the best container finance solution for your business.

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