Financial renting

  • No collateral needed 
  • Lower monthly repayments than with other forms of financing  
  • Rental invoices treated as expenses in the income statement 
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What can you finance with a renting solution?

A company car

A passenger car or van (electric, new or second-hand). 

Business equipment 

Office and shop equipment, agricultural and industrial machinery (both new and second-hand). 

Regardless of whether you're a starter or an established business owner, it’s important to get your business venture off to a smooth start. To do that, you often need a company car, office equipment, machinery or business equipment.

But what if you’d rather not use your own capital to fund them?  The good news is that KBC has three financing options you can use for this instead: leasing, renting and investment credit. In the case of financial renting, you don’t pay anything upfront. KBC pays the full amount of the investment to the supplier (including the VAT) and you pay that amount and the VAT back to KBC over time.

You get the right to use the goods, but KBC remains the legal owner of your purchases.  

The financial renting option

With financial renting, KBC buys the goods and you acquire the right to use them. The purchase invoice is in our name, making KBC the owner. You don’t have to pay us anything upfront. We pay the full investment amount to the supplier (including the VAT).

As soon as your contract starts (after receiving the goods and signing your receipt), you start paying back the investment amount (including the VAT) over time via monthly rental invoices. 

 At the end of the contract, you have the option of buying the equipment or vehicle for its residual value.   The minimum investment amount for business equipment, fixtures and furnishings, machinery and company cars is 9 000 euros (excluding VAT). 

If you decide to rent, you have to process the rental invoices in your accounts each month. They are entered as an operating expense in your income statement. In other words, your vehicle or business equipment is not included in the balance sheet. 

Leasing and renting are similar at first sight, but there are some important differences. As regards the accounting treatment of leasing, you capitalise and depreciate the asset on your balance sheet in a similar way to an investment credit.  With renting by contrast, you record the invoice in the income statement as an expense and there is no balance sheet capitalisation. The purchase option in  both the leasing and renting contract gives you the opportunity to buy the goods for their residual value at the end of your contract. The residual value for renting is higher than for leasing.


When you opt for a traditional investment credit, you immediately become the full owner of the vehicle or business equipment, because it’s you who buys it. KBC merely helps you finance it. If you opt for the renting arrangement, KBC remains the legal owner.  There are also differences in the accounting treatment. You capitalise an investment credit on the balance sheet first, but with renting you record the invoice in the income statement as an expense (no need for balance sheet capitalisation).  

Your personal preferences and financial situation are important when deciding whether to go for an investment credit, leasing or renting. If you’re still unsure, run a simulation in KBC Mobile or KBC Touch and KBC will suggest the best solution for your business. 

Find out which credit facility suits you best for a company car: compare financing for company cars 

Find out which credit facility suits you best for business equipment: compare financing for business equipment 

  1. Choose a vehicle or business equipment and ask the supplier to prepare an order form  
  2. Apply for your financing online using KBC Mobile, KBC Touch or the KBC Business Dashboard  
  3. If your application has been approved and the contracts signed online, KBC reconfirms your order  
  4. Upon receipt of the goods or vehicle and after the receipt has been signed, KBC pays the invoice amount to the supplier  
  5. Your contract is activated and you start paying your monthly invoices  
  • You decide on the type of goods you require and  KBC pays the full investment amount to the supplier (including VAT). 
  • You pay back the VAT over a longer period and KBC takes care of the prefinancing.  
  • You also spread repayment of the investment amount. You don’t pay anything upfront and KBC pays the full amount of the investment to the supplier (including the VAT).
  •  You record business equipment in the income statement as an expense

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