Fixed vs. Floating Rate

May 16, 2019 | Tips and Advice, Leasing 101

Not only is Union Leasing a fleet management provider who fixes, but we also educate. The issue of Fixed vs. Floating Rate is a question many of our fleet partners look to us to provide an answer to, so here's a short definition of each and the differences. 

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Rate Options

In order to deliver the best leasing service option for our clients, Union Leasing provides both floating- and fixed-rate options for open-end leases.

Fixed Rate

Fixed rates are based on the Prime Rate established at the inception of the lease and remain fixed throughout the term. As with the floating rate, both the Level and Step payment options are available. The Level payment is based on an amortization table that establishes the depreciation and interest charge for that month. Each month your principal reduction increases while your interest charge decreases, resulting in fixed level payment. 

Floating Rate

Union Leasing currently employs two indices: LIBOR and Prime. The interest portion of your rate adjusts to reflect any change in the base rate. LIBOR rate adjusts monthly; the Prime adjusts for the next billing cycle after every rate change.

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At Union Leasing, we provide flexible solutions for every stage of your Fleet Management Lifecycle: Planning, Leasing, Fleet Operations, and Remarketing. It’s a holistic approach that ensures your business goals are achieved. But what really sets us apart is how we deliver. We treat every customer as if they were our first. We avoid off-the-shelf solutions, and instead work with you to tailor an approach that meets the needs of your clients and your business. 

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