Statement from Francis Fitzgerald, CEO Partners Finance & Lease
The next few weeks will be a trying period for businesses, employers, and employees – however, we remain positive that with the Government’s COVID-19 measures we will all come out of this sooner than expected.
We are committed to the safety of our employees, clients and business partners and we are closely following the Ministry of Health’s advice. Although our Christchurch and Auckland offices are now closed, our team is working remotely from their homes to ensure we can continue to provide support with the least possible disruption.
We are working closely with our clients who are adversely affected and have had their income reduced due to the COVID-19 situation.
We would also encourage you to take advantage of the recently announced Government support packages, you can find links to these below:
- Business Finance Guarantee Scheme (likely to be administered by banks, you should speak directly to you provider): https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/mortgage-holiday-and-business-finance-support-schemes-cushion-covid-impacts
- Tax relief for businesses: https://www.ird.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/tax-relief/tax-relief-for-businesses
- Wage subsidy scheme: https://workandincome.govt.nz/products/a-z-benefits/covid-19-support.html
We will continue to review the impact of COVID-19 closely and update you as further information becomes available. In the meantime, please contact your Commercial Asset Finance Manager.
Take care and kia kaha.
CEO – Partners Finance & Lease