Ten good reasons to choose CHG-MERIDIAN
1. IT leasing keeps you up to date
Leasing enables you to shorten the innovation cycles of your IT infrastructure and to ensure that your employees are always working with the latest equipment. This in turn improves efficiency and increases your productivity. At the same time you can significantly reduce the risk of your IT resources becoming obsolete.
2. Technology investment without debt or equity
IT leasing enables you to acquire new technology without having to use debt or equity capital at the time of the investment. CHG-MERIDIAN purchases the equipment. All you pay is the agreed lease instalments. This means that the cost of the investment is spread over the entire useful life of the equipment instead of being payable in one lump sum.
3. More flexibility
IT leasing from CHG-MERIDIAN enables you to flexibly adjust the capacity of your IT infrastructure at any time, irrespective of whether you require hardware, software or IT services.
4. Independent status
As CHG-MERIDIAN operate independently from manufacturers, suppliers and banks so we can act as a truly impartial partner and adviser. You are free to choose any equipment you like, regardless of the brand – you can always count on us.
5. Costs are more predictable and transparent
Accountants are not the only people to appreciate the benefits of IT leasing: we capture the total cost of an IT project in a single user fee. This is fixed right from the outset and doesn't change even if capital market rates rise. This prevents any nasty surprises and provides you with a reliable basis on which to budget. And, if you like, we can calculate the price per seat of your IT infrastructure.
6. Leasing improves the structure of your balance sheet
Leased IT equipment may not appear on your balance sheet and therefore helps improve your capital ratio. In doing so, technology leasing can have a positive impact on your Basel II rating and reduce your borrowing costs. You can benefit from our considerable experience of the various national and international accounting standards.
7. Free up liquidity
Leasing frees up liquidity in your company and does not utilise the overdraft facility provided by your bank. You can invest the funds this provides more profitably in your company's core business.
8. Tax impact
Lease payments count as operating expenses and are therefore fully tax-deductible. If a company uses its own capital for funding purposes, however, only the depreciation is tax-deductible. In comparison with loan finance you might also be able to reduce your trade income tax bill.
9. A full range of services for your IT infrastructure
CHG-MERIDIAN offers you not only the right financial solutions but also a number of services in the field of information and communications technologies. Let us take care of functions that are not part of your core business. We can provide you with a comprehensive package of services for your IT infrastructure – from the planning and financing stages via the procurement process, implementation and asset management to the collection and remarketing of equipment in our dedicated brokerage and logistics centres: CHG-MERIDIAN – Your IT Portfolio Manager.
10. Cross-border service
CHG-MERIDIAN is one of the leading independent providers of full-service IT leasing in the world. We support you across borders: in many European countries we are represented by our own local subsidiaries, and in other countries we provide you with cross-border solutions that are tailored to your specific needs.