Business Contract Hire

Contract Hire leasing  – from single vehicles to large fleets

Security, in the form of guarantees or indemnities, may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance is subject to status and is only available for business purposes.

What is a Contract Hire?

Contract Hire is a flexible finance solution that could help you avoid the risks associated with vehicle ownership – like maintenance costs and depreciation.

We offer Contract Hire solutions to sole traders and small businesses, right up to large, corporate fleets and understand you need cost-effective solutions with advice and support you can rely on. With Lombard, this includes car Contract Hire and van Contract Hire.

Why choose Contract Hire?

Lombard Vehicle Solutions (LVS) is provided to Lombard by ALD Automotive. The LVS team are on hand to help you find the most appropriate vehicles for your business and offer finance and leasing, maintenance, risk management, driver training and CO2 reductions. You might also benefit from exclusive offers on vans and cars.


Arrange mileage and lease terms to suit your needs. Possibility of amending terms and extending lease. 

Manage maintenance

Add maintenance into your Contract Hire agreement to help spread the cost of repairs and services. 

Avoid depreciation

You don't own the vehicles so you won't be affected by depreciation

Less admin

Optional fleet management services can take care of admin. No need to arrange vehicle disposal or resale.

Helps cash flow

No upfront outlay and fixed monthly payments could help manage your cash flow


Choose new vehicles every two, three or four years

Contract Hire deals for sole traders and small businesses

Available for private individuals and sole traders, as well as partnerships and companies – where there can be business tax advantages.

Tax reliefs referred to are those applying under current legislation which may change. The availability and value of any tax reliefs will depend on your individual circumstances.

We can help keep your costs under control and your drivers on the road with services you thought might only apply to larger fleets.

Contract Hire deals for large business fleets

We provide a range of Contract Hire, fleet management services and innovative online solutions to match your particular needs. Find the most effective vehicles for your business and gain access to intelligent technology that saves time and costs.

We provide supporting services for corporate:

TCO Financial Modelling, Policy Management, Accident Management, Daily Rental,Driver Coaching, Driver Profiling, Environmental Management, Flexi-hire, Fuel Deduction Programme, Grey Fleet Management, In-vehicle Telematics, Licence Checking, Risk Management, Van Lease.

Lombard Vehicle Solutions (LVS) is provided by ALD Automotive Ltd (ALD), trading as Lombard Vehicle Solutions, Oakwood Drive, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7LB. By following the links on this site you are confirming that you are aware of, and agree to be, transferred to an internet site provided by LVS and operated by ALD. This site is external to Lombard North Central PLC (Lombard), National Westminster Bank Plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.

LVS is a product solution provided for Lombard by ALD and there is a financial connection between Lombard and ALD as a result. The arrangement ensures that Lombard customers as well as those of National Westminster Bank PLC and The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC have access a wider range of products to meet their vehicle asset finance needs.

Customers whose agreements are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority should be aware that Lombard is acting as a credit broker and not a lender, and that Lombard will receive a payment from ALD should you wish to proceed with an agreement. You can ask Lombard or ALD for more information about this.

Get in touch

We can discuss finance solutions and answer any questions you might have.