Making light work of heavy equipment financing.

With over 40 years experience, Arbutus Capital offers flexible and innovative financing solutions in the heavy-equipment industries. Read More

Wherever you are, whichever industry.

Arbutus Capital finances equipment for almost all industries. And because we serve BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, we’re proud to say that we’re a western Canadian company focused on western Canadian businesses.

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Welcome to a future without leasing headaches.

First, we listen. Then we customise leases to fit with your unique needs. Throughout, our focus is finding the most competitive, most flexible leasing approvals, and finding them fast, because we understand that speedy leasing turnarounds can be everything. We’re also specialists in serving clients that have imperfect credit in an imperfect world — so, if you’re used to being told you don’t qualify, you can expect a sudden change in fortune.  

But don't take our word for it

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Arbutus makes putting a lease deal together simple, without a lot of red tape.

Arbutus Capital is like my business partner. Over the years I've used them to finance truck leases, yes, but we've also consolidated debt, received cash injections and completed sale leasebacks. I have 25 trucks on the road hauling logs on Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast. I never did any leasing for vehicles or equipment when I first started in business, but when the banks started getting tough to deal with I looked for another option. I began working with Arbutus Capital in 2011 and still they are my first call when I need something because they are so easy to deal with. Their process is not disruptive to my business because we can work out the deal on the phone, fast. It’s an easy business decision; less paper, less red tape all through a relationship built on trust.

Gary Horsman
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I choose Arbutus Capital because the process is uncomplicated, easy and fair.

Starting and growing a business carries a lot of risk so when I started my first restaurant in 1998, I used Arbutus to finance my equipment leases.  I like the flexibility, security and control leasing provides.  It reduces risk and allows for better management of cash flow and expenses, critical in any company, but so much more in a small business.  Using Arbutus as part of my small business plan was a deliberate strategy for optimum growth with minimal risk. Arbutus made it easy, they trusted me and I trusted them.  I am now 7 yrs into my second restaurant, Cherries Breakfast Bistro, and I have returned to Arbutus Capital several times to finance through leasing the kitchen and coffee bar equipment necessary to keep up with the increasing demand in my business. Through great leasing policies and a partnership mentality, Arbutus makes it smooth and easy for me to expand and continue growth.  

Cheryl (Cherry) Schellenberg
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They are so quick to turn a deal around from idea to funding – it’s incredible.

Solving problems for my customers is an opportunity. I’ve grown my wholesale metal gutter products business by turning those solutions into new, niche products that give my customers a competitive edge. When a new design takes off, I may find I need additional equipment, fast. When you are in a small business and trying to build there are 3 ways to get the equipment you need; the bank, lease or wait and save the money. Sometimes the opportunity means you can’t wait on the bank or the time to save. You have to grow fast. The relationship that the guys at Arbutus Capital offer is something that the banks just won’t do. Mike and Joey deal with your situation, whatever that is, one to one to find a solution. The banks just won’t do that. My relationship with Arbutus spans decades. It’s a business relationship that is more like a partnership. They are always there for me.

Horst Neumann
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No fees, no hassles, no hidden costs.

I’m a small independent transport company hauling mostly produce for a BC processor. I’ve been in business since 2009 and currently operate with four trucks and trailers. I work with Arbutus Capital because I like the way they do business.  They actually care about me and my business. Over the years Mike has worked with me to finance several trucks. Most recently, I called Mike to say I needed a new truck and what could they do.  The result? We’re talking over $100,000 approved the same day.  They have given me the ability to grow when I need to.  I’ve been targeted by other equipment lease companies and I’ve turned them down even if they are offering a better rate because I like doing business with Arbutus. And, I trust them. They are easy to talk to, personable and best of all, move fast.”

Sean Blyth

OUR BLOG

The way we see it

February 13, 2019
Learn about the impact of red tape on business. Is your provincial government making things better or worse? View article
November 26, 2018
Our lease client was an oilfield industry business owner providing trucking-related services. Back in 2016 when oil prices dropped severely he, like many others, made a switch to work in forestry. Then when the logging transport company he worked for held his pay and then declared bankruptcy, he was left in a lurch unable to pay creditors. This Done Deal illustrates circumstances around our client Hugh, and how mutual trust and creative thinking enabled him to turn the corner from big problem to opportunity. With operating capital secured through a sale-leaseback and equipment obtained through lease financing, this business owner was able to seize a fantastic opportunity. View article
November 5, 2018
What’s important to us is getting to know you, your business and your plan for the equipment. Business owners who know and understand typically-used key credit criteria for an equipment lease or sale leaseback deal will be more likely to be approved. View article
October 9, 2018
Trucker and ower operator, Austin, approached us at the 11th hour. He was close to losing his deposit, the truck and the job he had lined up.  Although we weren’t overly surprised his financing fell through given his situation, we were more than happy to see what we could do to help this new client, as we pride ourselves in handling imperfect circumstances precisely like this one. View article
September 6, 2018
Here's how our long hauler truck lease customer got rolling again after being stuck on the road with expensive mechanical problems. View article
August 13, 2018
When oilfield industry business owner Austin Kosolofski decided to buy out the 50% interest of his business partner he gave Arbutus a call. He and Mike agreed the best approach to raise funds needed to pay out the other partner was for Arbutus to provide sale-leaseback financing on some of the free and clear business assets. Read more about how creative thinking got our hard-working client the capital he needed to invest in his business. View article