Autumn 2008

Transport Finance - Private Ownership

After a 4 year foray into public company ownership, firstly with Terrain Australia Ltd and later with City Pacific Ltd, I am pleased to advise our clients that Transport Finance Group is now back in private hands. The former director, Mr John Ryan, along with Mr Brett Bentley have acquired the Transport Finance Group back from City Pacific Ltd effective from 1st December 2007.

It would be fair to say that our clients have probably noticed little change to the service that they have been receiving since 1998, when the business was first established by Mr Trevor Roebig. We are very pleased to have the business back running as a small private business and look forward to ensuring that service standards are met and exceeded for all our clients, that our staff are rewarded for their loyalty and that we continue to grow the business by developing new strategies and keeping abreast of industry changes.”

Both Brett and I would like to thank our clients that we have met with or talked to for their well wishes and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff for their support and loyalty during this time.

We hope to see you in one of our offices soon, especially in our new Melbourne office just on the edge of the city in Southbank.

Not only “Transport” Finance

Recently one of our clients, who in turn has referred other clients to Transport Finance asked me, “Does your business only finance trucks?” It was not the first time I have been asked that question, so I took a couple of minutes to list down some of the equipment and lending that the company has completed[Read more …]

New Melbourne Office

We now have a new address for our Melbourne office – Suite 3/69 Lorimer Street, Southbank. Clients travelling between the Westgate Bridge or Bolte Bridge to the City or Domain Tunnels will be able to see our new signage as the office backs onto the freeway.[Read more …]

Are you serious about cutting business costs?

What if Transport Finance could save you up to $16,000.00?

At a time when the banks are facing increased competition in the market place, rising costs of funding and a lower ‘return on equity’ than originally budgeted for – some lenders have re-structured the methods by which they [Read more …]

Client Profile: Lahrs Transport

Lahrs Transport is a family owned business run by Chris & Liz Lahrs in Beaudesert, south of Brisbane. The business was formed in 2003 when Chris and Liz purchased a trailer and forklift & hired a truck to transport turf for several local turf farms. The cost of hiring a truck was a big weight to carry on such a small business, especially with the tight margins in the transport industry these days.[Read more …]

Business Debt vs Consumer Spending

Solid growth in the resources sector, increasing house prices and souring costs associated with fuel, vegetables, food and the cost of living in general have certainly let the inflation ‘tiger’ out of its cage.[Read more …]

Transport Finance – Private Ownership!

After a 4 year foray into public company ownership, firstly with Terrain Australia Ltd and later with City Pacific Ltd, I am pleased to advise our clients that Transport Finance Group is now back in private hands. The former director, Mr John Ryan, along with Mr Brett Bentley have acquired the Transport Finance Group back from City Pacific Ltd effective from 1st December 2007.[Read more …]