“Pimp your wheels” with a novated lease

Mark Schneider | 28/03/2018 4:09:09 PM

There’s nothing quite like the look, feel and smell of a new car, and of course a novated lease from Fleetcare is the perfect way to get it. You’ll save money on the purchase price and running costs while keeping more money in your pocket each pay day because the total cost of ownership comes out of your pre-tax wages, not your money after it’s been taxed. It’s the perfect way to get your hands on the new car you’ve always wanted. But why just stop there, bec...

Novated Lease Residual Value Explained

Jayde Ferguson | 6/03/2018 12:49:04 PM

For employees and drivers that are in need of a new car, Novated leasing has offered a practical solution. Almost everyone can relate to the struggles of forking out money for a big purchase. A Novated lease makes for an easy financial solution. When an employer provides salary packaging on a car, it allows the employee to lease the vehicle on behalf of the company, thus leaving the employer responsible for the lease. Combined with the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) from the Australian Taxati...

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6 Employee incentives that don't cost the earth

Mark Schneider | 17/11/2017 10:54:05 AM

Quality employees are the heart and soul of any successful business and keeping your staff motivated and their morale high makes good business sense. It pays to remind them that their contribution is appreciated and to appropriately reward their hard work and diligence. But how do you do that without it costing the earth? Here are six employee incentives that won't cost your business the earth: 1. Team building days Team building days are a great way to add some fun to any wor...

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...

Budget bonus for first homebuyers

Mark Schneider | 23/06/2017 1:06:52 PM

This year's federal budget contained some good news for hard-pressed people saving up to buy their first home. First homebuyers will welcome the fact that they can now put part of their pre-tax income into their superannuation fund where it can go towards a deposit for a home. From July 1 2017 individuals can put a total of $30,000 into their super fund, or up to $15,000 per year. Couples can put up to $60,000 into super. From there they get the benefits of growing that ...

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...

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...

A Better Way To Manage Your Vehicle Fleet

Mark Schneider | 6/04/2016 4:01:15 PM

If you run a business then it pays to take a careful systematic approach to fleet management, rather than doing things in an ad-hoc manner. After all, the cost in time and money of purchasing fuel, buying, selling and maintaining vehicles, registration, insurance, FBT compliance, and the many other concerns with running a fleet can be a major drain on your energy when you’re just trying to get on with business. Think about it: you’re not in business to run a vehicle fleet are you,...

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...

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