For many years now, Arkle Finance Ltd (AFL) has provided funding for a multiplicity of different asset types for thousands of customers around the UK. They operate in both the Business and the Consumer sides of their market and there is nothing they like better than considering the ‘slightly unusual’. They are constantly discovering new niches to explore and new equipment types to learn about.
As two good examples of this, they were an early mover in financing sustainable energy source equipment, such as stand-alone wind turbines; solar photo voltaic installations; bio-mass boilers and the like. When they first started investigating the best ways of doing this, they really did have to feel our way, but now such transactions have become routine for them.
Over recent years, they have increasingly been asked to provide funding facilities for site owners moving into ‘glamping’ as it has become known; log cabins, lodges, sophisticated tents etc. serving what is now a growing market. They work with a variety of different partners and in this sector they work with fellow CLA member and “glamping” finance expert GTF Event and Equipment Finance.
Alongside fascinating niches like these, they are also very happy dealing in more established arenas, such as small marine and leisure craft, light aviation, specialist vehicles; office and factory equipment of all types.
AFL will itself be twenty-one years old this year, but more importantly it is part the Weatherbys Group of companies, whose roots go all the way back to 1770. Weatherbys has a particular focus on the private banking and horseracing sectors and is well established in both these markets. It is still a family owned and run business and this is a heritage of which they are all extremely proud.
AFL’s own focus is in assisting customers to acquire assets and equipment they particularly need, either for themselves, or for their business. They seek to provide the most suitable type of funding to suit their own circumstances and the type of equipment concerned.