Life gets easier with a fully maintained novated lease

Mark Schneider | 30/10/2017 8:28:53 AM

Shocks and vehicles shouldn’t go together. Nothing about your life with vehicles should leave your mouth agape, or your eyes twitching under the weight of fresh tears. Vehicles ownership should be predictable, reliable and consistent. Yes, of course, we love the excitement around sports cars, SUV’s and hot hatches, but we draw the line at shocks, we don’t like them at all. We’re not even talking the most obvious shocks here, we’re not even thinking ...

6 easy steps to a novated lease for your next car

Mark Schneider | 16/10/2017 9:16:23 AM

Salary sacrificing is the smart way to get your hands on more of the goods and services you need while keeping more money in your pocket each pay day. It does that because those goods and services are paid for out of your pre-tax income, not your pay after it's been taxed. Owning a car is probably one of your biggest financial commitments, so when you salary sacrifice a car through a novated lease, those savings really add-up. Perhaps you already know about the benefits of novated...

Novated Leases: Busting the Myths

Mark Schneider | 21/07/2017 1:39:13 PM

Novated leasing is becoming an increasingly popular way for employers to reward employees with tax benefits and savings when buying a new car. But there are still a large number of misconceptions around novated leasing. We recently asked our sales team for the six top novated misconceptions that they hear on a regular basis. And then, like true myth-busters – we cracked ‘em wide open. Novated Myth #1 Myth: Novated leases are only for upper management on high salaries. Bu...

Are you eligible for salary sacrificing?

Mark Schneider | 8/06/2017 1:24:32 PM

If you think you've got better things to do with your weekly pay than giving large chunks of it away to the taxman then there's a simple strategy to reduce your tax and hang onto more of your hard-earned. It's called salary sacrificing, salary packaging or total remuneration packaging. In simple terms you arrange for your employer to pay some of your household bills for you out of your pre-tax income. That reduces your taxable income and the dollars the taxman can get his hand...

Five ways novated leasing can boost your business

Mark Schneider | 31/05/2017 9:00:53 AM

Novated leasing is an attractive option for employees, offering them the pleasure of owning a brand new vehicle of their choice while keeping more money in their pocket each payday. And it can be an attractive tool for business owners who recognise the role that novated leases play in attracting, rewarding and retaining great staff. Let's take a look at five ways novated leasing can boost your business: 1. A tool in salary negotiations Attracting quality candidates is a tough...

What's involved in a vehicle service?

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Coordinator | 26/04/2017 10:07:38 AM

Like most, I personally find car services are like stepping into the unknown. The idea of leaving your car in the hands of a stranger can seem counter intuitive and without knowing what’s happening it can also feel little worrying. What’s being done, what parts are being replaced, what exactly should I expect once the service has been completed? With all of this confusion in mind I set out to find out what was involved in car servicing so I could decode the jargon that left me stu...

How to get 10 cents off per litre of fuel

Natalie Mankowski | 8/11/2016 8:31:51 AM

With Australia being the sixth largest country in the world geographically - spanning over 810,000km of road, us Australians rely heavily on our cars to get us around on a daily basis. With fuel prices likely to only increase and a heavy reliance on our vehicles, Australians need to be savvy when it comes to saving on fuel. Fortunately - there are several ways to save significantly, even up to 10 cents off every litre. Know your city’s discounting cycle Knowing your city’s...

Novated Leases and beating tax bracket creep

Mark Schneider | 26/02/2016 8:00:00 AM

If you’ve been working in the same job for quite some time and a promotion or pay rise is just around the corner, then you’re probably looking forward to some extra money in your pocket, right? Find out more Find out more But that sweet little pay rise might turn a little bitter if it pushes you into the next tax bracket, increasing the government’s tax take and leaving your pay packet a little thinner than you had expected. S...

Top tips to spot a bad novated lease provider

Mark Schneider | 23/11/2015 3:45:41 PM

Novated leases are the perfect way to get your hands on the vehicle you’ve always wanted, offering great savings and carefree motoring while your novated lease provider takes care of all those boring details for you. But not all novated leases are created equal, and while the right one will have you heading smoothly down the right road in the years to come, the wrong choice could see you heading down a long, winding, bumpy road pitted with unexpected potholes. 1. Pushy sales peo...

The Guide To Residual Value - With Minimum Residual Value Table

Mark Schneider | 29/10/2015 8:00:00 AM

If you’re in the market for a new car then you probably already know about the benefits of novated leasing. A Fleetcare novated lease takes the hassle out of car ownership. You don’t have to find the money up front for the car of your dreams and your employer is effectively responsible for leasing it for you. The lease doesn’t just cover the purchase price of that new or used car, it covers all the maintenance as well – all those repairs and services as well as the...

Is history repeating for electric cars?

Mark Schneider | 13/08/2015 8:00:00 AM

New car buyers are faced with more vehicle choices than ever before, and it’s not just about make and model. Today we can choose between petrol and diesel engines, hybrids, plug-in hybrids and even pure electric vehicles. Well history has a way of repeating itself and you may be interested to learn that today’s plethora of choice is a curious echo of an earlier age, especially when it comes to electric cars. Electric was more popular than petrol Electric cars have a su...

Fully Maintained Novated Lease vs. Non Maintained Novated Lease: What’s the Difference?

Jamie Press | 7/08/2015 8:55:00 AM

Novated leasing provides a great opportunity to take off the financial pressure when buying a vehicle, without the hidden costs and huge amounts of interest. By offering you the ability to lease a motor vehicle on behalf of your employee, staff can use pre-tax dollars to make payments and budget stress is significantly reduced. This salary packaging option has become very popular throughout Australia because it provides significant GST savings and income tax. It also allows the employee to ef...

Novated Leasing vs. Other Buying Options

Jayde Ferguson | 30/07/2015 2:33:18 PM

Buying a car is rarely an easy process. Most people can’t afford to buy a brand new car outright in their lifetime, so you look for other options that can take the financial pressure off – like financing or a second hand vehicle purchase. But how do you know which option is right for you? With the interest and hidden costs of many finance solutions, or buying a second hand car that may not be reliable, it can definitely be a time consuming and frustrating journey for many. Nov...

How to pick a great used car

Mark Schneider | 24/07/2015 8:34:14 AM

If you’re thinking of buying a car then one of the first questions that comes to mind is whether to buy it new or used. While that shiny new car offers the security of mechanical soundness and the very latest features you may be tempted by the cheaper price of a used car and the promise of saving money. A quality used car can be a very good choice and there are thousands of well-serviced, well-maintained vehicles to choose from, but how do you ensure the car of your dreams doesn&rsq...

Motoring joy on a novated lease

Mark Schneider | 5/06/2015 12:07:16 PM

One of the many great things about novated leases is that you get to choose the car you want. For many of us that’s a sensible set of practical family wheels for hauling the kids round on the weekends, doing the shopping and heading to the bush for holidays. But for more adventurous types the lure of owning a sports car proves irresistible. Well the good news is that the price of many sports cars has actually come down quite markedly, making the prospect of a bit of motoring excitem...

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