Distributor Micro-P is backing its channel partners with the launch of a financial services scheme.
Micro-P sales and commercial director Paul Bryan said: ‘From the beginning of the credit crunch financial institutions tightened the criteria by which they would lend money, making it very difficult to get finance at a reasonable price.
‘Micro-P’s success is dependent on the success of our resellers and the channel was, and still is, being exposed to the cold reality of financial cut backs. It has been clear that user technology investments can only be delayed for so long and that there is a level of demand pent up in the system that needs unlocking.
‘Micro-P therefore decided to put together a set of financial services for our channel that would ease those financial restrictions and help resellers secure more business.'
The company said the launch of Micro-P Financial Services brings channel partners access to competitive and flexible solutions in which Micro-P work directly with funders, resellers and end users to maximise the number of deals closed.
Micro-P commercial director Phil Brown, said: 'There are two outstanding features for resellers right now; an exclusive Zero Per Cent finance offer on Samsung systems and a highly subsidised leasing package for NEC systems; both for qualified deals of more than £1,000 value and over a 36 month period.
'In addition to these two offers Micro-P has direct access to highly competitive finance from a range of funders for the IT channel – even for end users that fall outside of what would normally be considered a safe risk.
'Micro-P’s team of finance specialist assess each of the applications received and propose the deal to the funder considered most suitable for that end user. We then work with the reseller to clear any obstacles, even visiting the end user if necessary, to get the deal cleared through finance. We want our reseller to win that deal.'
Other significant features of the financial services package include split leasing which can enhance reseller credit lines and terms from one to seven years.
The finance offerings also cover the whole unified communications solution including hardware, software applications, configuration and installation costs all in one single lease package.