Heartland Bank and Hino help truckies take a load off
Heartland Bank has partnered with Hino Distributors NZ to create Hino Finance – an online finance platform that offers a simple application process for those wanting truck finance for new and used Hino trucks as well as for repairs and maintenance.
Heartland Bank’s Head of Business, Peter Griffin, says Hino Finance was born out of the bank wanting to take its successful Open for Business platform for SMEs to a wider market as well as wanting to leverage its experience with truck finance.
“Our Open for Business platform has been well received by small business owners and we knew its online presence would translate well into other market sectors. Couple this with our depth of experience with truck finance and we could see we’d found an opportunity.
“We are delighted to have joined forces with one of New Zealand’s premier truck brands to create Hino Finance. Hino more than fits the bill with its nationwide presence and its comprehensive offering.
“Hino Finance has been set up with speed and simplicity in mind. We know truckies are busy – they’re either on the road or they’re managing a fleet from a central location – which is why we offer a simple online application process that means they can apply any time, on any device and get a decision within minutes.
“The beauty of the offering is that applicants don’t have to take time off the road or out of the office to visit the bank to enquire about finance. They can access up to 100 percent finance online (including GST) with payment terms up to seven years,” he says.
“Hino trucks have been in New Zealand for 50 years and with Heartland having roots stretching back even further than that, the fit was mutual,” Griffin added.
Darren Salt, General Manager of Hino, says he is pleased that Hino can now offer customers an online finance option under the Hino Finance banner.
“We know trucks and Heartland Bank knows how to finance them, so this partnership is about taking the best of both and packaging it up for our customers in a simple, online offering.
“Being able to easily introduce our potential customers to Hino Finance is another handy tool for our sales team – and it’s such a simple and speedy process available throughout the country and our Hino network.”