Accountancy software vendor Sage has signed a deal with Lombard which allows its resellers to offer leasing finance to their customers.
The package, arranged with Lombard Business Equipment Leasing, is tailored for small and medium-sized businesses. The scheme is unusual because it covers software and services as well as hardware assets.
Sage said that individual leasing deals could include 'any mixture of Sage software, other software, dealer developed products, training, installation services, Sage Cover, and support charges'.
Tom Maxfield, Sage sales director, said Lombard's point of sale finance addressed dealer funding issues, allowing resellers to 'concentrate on meeting the needs of customers'.
The Lombard tie-in extended Sage's support for resellers and confirmed its commitment to its dealer network, he said.
Administration of the scheme is handled through Lombard's IT Funding Centre in Leeds. The company, which is part of the Nat West group, claimed that it makes the process of quoting, underwriting, document and payout as 'simple and quick as possible'.
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