News & Updates - 2009

Merry Christmas & Holiday Season Opening Hours

posted on 17/12/2009 at 9:34am

From all of the team at Stratton Finance, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a safe & enjoyable New Year!

Our main offices will be open throughout the holiday period with the exception of weekends and public holidays:

Thu, 24/12/2009: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fri, 25/12/2009: Closed (Christmas Day)
Sat, 26/12/2009: Closed
Sun, 27/12/2009: Closed
Mon, 28/12/2009: Closed (Boxing Day Public Holiday)
Tue, 29/12/2009: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Wed, 30/12/2009: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Thu, 31/12/2009: 8.30am - 4.00pm
Fri, 01/01/2010: Closed (New Years Day)
Sat, 02/01/2010: Closed
Sun, 03/01/2010: Closed

Normal hours of operation (8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Saturday) resume on Monday, 4th of January, 2010.

Finance FOCUS: Christmas Card, Business Tax Breaks Deadline, Holiday Hours

posted on 17/12/2009 at 9:15am

The latest edition of Finance FOCUS has been released, including our Christmas Card for 2009, reminders about the end of the Temporary Investment Allowance tax breaks, our holiday opening hours, and more.

Check out the latest issue of Finance FOCUS today.

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Finance FOCUS: Business Tax Breaks, Stratton Sunshine Coast, Finance Forecast

posted on 18/11/2009 at 2:00pm

The latest edition of Finance FOCUS is out.

This issue includes a detailed guide to the Temporary Investment Allowance tax breaks for businesses (ending shortly - don't miss out!), our Finance Forecast for November, and announces the launch of our newesst franchised office on the Sunshine Coast (QLD).

Check out the latest issue of Finance FOCUS today.

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Growth Forecast for Stratton Finance - Sunshine Coast (QLD) Now Open

posted on 11/11/2009 at 11:49pm

Stratton Finance recently opened its first franchised branch in Queensland, with Stratton Finance Sunshine Coast now owned and operated by local businessman, Andy Watson.

Andy, who has extensive experience in finance and business, said he was looking forward to running his own business and being able to help his customers make better informed finance and insurance decisions.

"After being involved with the financial services industry as an employee, partner and customer previously, I decided to join the Stratton Finance network to provide really personal and objective finance and insurance advice. At the end of the day, I'm a customer too. I know how important it is for my customers to make the right decisions for their families and their businesses," he said.

"The service I received from Stratton Finance made me a repeat customer. As a happy customer I referred my family and friends, and now as a local business owner I know that I'll go the extra mile to make sure our service makes a great impression."

Andy said that, having lived on the Coast for more than five years, he was looking forward to being part of the growing business community and showing businesses and families how making the right finance and insurance decision could make lifestyle differences.

Rob Chaloner, Managing Director of Stratton Finance, said that Stratton Finance franchises were ideally suited to business people like Andy who would develop their businesses hand-in-hand with Stratton's reputation for top notch service.

"Stratton's reputation is built on quality products and service that's second to none. It's franchise partners like Andy who'll help us to continue building and developing this reputation, build strong relationships in their local communities and demonstrate what a difference experienced and objective finance and insurance advice can make," said Chaloner.

"Stratton Finance Sunshine Coast is the first of our franchised branches in Queensland to open. Further branches in Queensland, and around the country, are scheduled to open in the next couple of months."

Stratton Finance Sunshine Coast is located at Office 3, 51-55 Bulcock Street, Caloundra, and can be contacted on 1300 755 597. Andy can also be contacted direclty on 0488 666 998.

For more information about Stratton Finance franchise opportunities in your area please read our franchise information pages, complete an online franchise enquiry or call 1300 STRATTON (1300 787 288).

Finance FOCUS: Stratton Finance Joondalup, Choosing Car Insurance, and our Finance Forecast

posted on 21/09/2009 at 9:34am

The latest edition of Finance FOCUS has been released today.

This issue discusses the pros and cons of market value and agreed value car insurance, announces the launch of our new franchised office in Joondalup (WA), and contains out Finance Forecast for September and October 2009.

Check out the latest issue of Finance FOCUS today.

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Stratton Finance Joondalup (WA) now open

posted on 17/09/2009 at 4:15pm

Stratton Finance continues to grow in spite of the economic downturn with the recent launch of a new franchised branch, Stratton Finance Joondalup (WA). Further announcements confirming franchised branches in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia are expected in the coming months.

Stratton Finance Joondalup is owned and managed by Peter Harrison, an industry professional with significant experience in Australia and the United Kingdom. Mr Harrison said that he was looking forward to providing the Joondalup community with quality finance and insurance solutions, local support and a can-do community attitude.

"As a business owner, I understand the needs of other small, growing businesses and their need for genuine service and advice - encompassing their personal and business finance and insurance requirements," he said.

"The Joondalup area has got a lot of potential and I'm keen to get involved in the development and growth of the local community, and support its businesses and families."

Rob Chaloner, Managing Director of Stratton Finance, said that franchising would enable Stratton to provide an even greater level of service with franchised branches located near customers.

"We expect to open another 20 franchised branches in the next 12 months, and significantly grow our presence in Western Australia," said Chaloner.

"Stratton Finance Joondalup is already getting great feedback. Stratton's quality products and attentive service have been really well received, which is exciting for the future of the brand and our franchise partners in WA and around the country."

Stratton Finance Joondalup can be contacted on 1300 236 006.

For more information about Stratton Finance franchise opportunities please read our franchise information, complete our online franchise enquiry or call 1300 STRATTON (1300 787 288).

Finance FOCUS: Tax Breaks, Extended Warranties, and our Finance Forecast

posted on 31/03/2009 at 1:06pm

The latest edition of Finance FOCUS has been released today.

This issue covers a range of topical issues including the Federal Government's Temporary Investment allowance tax breaks for small and general business, extended vehicle warranties and our Finance Forecast for April 09.

Check out the latest issue of Finance FOCUS today.

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Stratton Finance offers franchise partnerships

posted on 24/02/2009 at 1:32pm

Stratton Finance recently announced the launch of Stratton franchise opportunities around Australia. Developed and tested for the last five years, Stratton's franchise offering builds on the success of Stratton's successful business model and brand.

Rob Chaloner, Managing Director of Stratton Finance, said that while franchise partners would be building their own Stratton businesses they would also be joining a highly successful team with a robust business model and a trusted brand.

"Franchise partners benefit from our rigorously tested business model, our investment in our brand and our commitment to developing top quality technology infrastructure," said Chaloner. "The decision to go into business for yourself is as exciting as it is challenging - it certainly was for me. By partnering with our established business through a franchise arrangement, franchise partners gain a headstart advantage while still running and building their own business. More than ever, business owners need experience and support to navigate today's changing business environment."

Stratton is now taking enquiries from potential franchise partners. Click here for more information about stratton franchises - be your own boss and build your own business with our proven business model and solid brand.

Finance FOCUS: Franchising, Novated Leasing and our Finance Forecast

posted on 24/02/2009 at 12:34pm

The first edition of Finance FOCUS for 2009 has been released.

A range of topics are covered this issue, including the annoucement of our new franchise partner program, a detailed look at Novated Leasing, and our Finance Forecast for March 2009.

Check out the latest issue of Finance FOCUS today.

Click here to read it now, or click here to subscribe.

Additional tax deductions for businesses purchasing vehicles or equipment

posted on 23/02/2009 at 2:18pm

On 3rd of February 2009, the Federal Government released further information related to the temporary business investment allowance for general business and small business first announced in December 2008. This tax break comes in the form of an additional tax deduction equal to:

  • 30 per cent of the cost of eligible new depreciating assets acquired under a contract, or started to be constructed, after 12.01am AEDT 13 December 2008 and before the end of June 2009, and installed ready for use by the end of June 2010, and,
  • 10 per cent of the cost of an eligible asset acquired under a contract, or started to be constructed, between 1 July 2009 and 31 December 2009, and installed ready for use by the end of December 2010.

In both cases, small businesses with a turnover less than $2 million per year will be able to claim the deduction for eligible assets costing $1,000 or more.

A minimum expenditure threshold of $10,000 applies for other businesses.

The deductions apply to most new tangible depreciating assets - including most cars and items of plant and equipment - and may also apply to new expenditure on existing assets. This means a business can receive a tax deduction of up to 30 per cent more for investment brought forward and in place by 30th of June 2010.

Complete an online car finance enquiry or equipment finance enquiry, call 1300 STRATTON (1300 787 288) or speak you finance consultant to learn more about car and equipment finance for your business needs today.

A copy of the Treasurer's joint media release together with the Prime Minsister and the Minister for Small Business is available here. We have also put together some Frequency Asked Questions about the Temporary Investment Allowance tax breaks, which can be found here.

Australia Day Opening Hours

posted on 22/01/2009 at 2:32pm

Stratton Finance will be closed for Australia Day on Monday, 26th of January, with our offices re-opening on Tuesday, 27th of January.

From all of our staff, have a safe and enjoyable Australia Day.

Stratton Finance offers rapid retail finance for car dealers and private buyers

posted on 20/01/2009 at 12:06pm

Stratton Finance today confirmed that retail finance is available for car dealers and private buyers. Rob Chaloner, Managing Director, reassured dealers that Stratton will continue to offer retail finance solutions to dealerships - no lengthy accreditation or set-up costs apply.

Following the announcement that Ford Credit will cease to provide retail finance from Febuary 28, in only six weeks time, Chaloner confirmed that Stratton Finance will continue to work with dealerships to implement retail finance solutions. "We can have a dealership retail solution up and running in less than an hour," said Chaloner. "The process is simple and there are no fees for setting up the solution. Dealers can produce finance quotes and secure conditional approval instantly using our online tools."

Stratton can also assist dealers with commercial finance facilities and refinancing of floorplan arrangements.

Dealerships looking for information regarding Stratton Finance's retail and wholesale finance services can click here to find out more our about Car Dealer Services.

Private buyers in need of car finance can get a quick online finance quote or instant pre-approval for car finance.

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