A Chattel Mortgage is a commercial finance product where the customer takes ownership of the vehicle (chattel) at the time of purchase.
The lender will keep the title on the vehicle as security for your loan.
The lender will register this interest in your car with the Personal Properties Security Register (PPSR).
When you finish paying back the loan, the lender will pass the title of the vehicle over to you.
A chattel mortgage is for people who are going to use the car they buy for business purposes more than 50% of the time. Unlike a lease, with a chattel mortgage you take ownership of the car from the moment you buy it.
If you are a company, partnership or sole trader, there are quite a few benefits to buying with this type of car loan.
You can claim the total GST on the vehicle in your first BAS statement after buying it, instead of claiming GST over the term of the loan.
Depreciation of the car and the interest portion of the loan can be claimed in your tax.
You can apply for 100% finance, use a deposit as part payment, or trade-in your current vehicle, using the chattel mortgage for the balance of the purchase price.
No GST is charged on the periodical repayments or the final balloon payment.
Chattel mortgage rates are generally lower because the loan is secured against the car.
That depends on your circumstances. If you own a business and use the cash method of accounting, chattel finance could be for you.
The best way of really understanding if this particular loan is your best option is to call one of our car lending experts. They can go through the upsides, other possible car loan or car lease options, the advantages of lower chattel mortgage rates, and the benefits to your business.
If you want to have some idea of the savings you could enjoy with a chattel loan before calling us, use our car loan calculator. Car loan rates start from 5.21%, while chattel rates start from 4.6%.
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