Leasing, An Alternative Source Of Finance For Small And Medium Scale Enterprise’s In Ghana

ABSTRACT

In almost every developing country Small and Medium enterprises (SMEs) are treated as the engine for economic growth and the availability of external finance for them is a topic of significant research interest to academics and policy makers around the globe. SMEs need improved access to finance especially for acquiring capital equipment and applications of new technology for operations. However, their access to finance is restricted because they do not have reliable credit histories, adequate capitalization or additional assets for collateral. Most of the financial institutions are reluctant to provide term loans or cash flow based lending to the SME sector. Thus, SMEs face severe disadvantages while trying to obtain financing relative to larger and more established firms. On the other hand, leasing is an asset-backed, term financing product. It focuses basically on the ability of lessee’s cash flow generation from their regular business operations to service the lease payment, rather than on the asset base. In this connection, this paper investigates how as an alternative financing mechanism, leasing can be the useful tool in facilitating greater access to finance for SMEs. From the survey of the paper it is found that out from the various sources of finance for SME’s only 5 per cent can be attributed to lease facilities. So it is strongly suggested that developing the leasing sector as a means of delivering finance increases the range of financial products in the marketplace and provides a route for accessing finance to SMEs that would otherwise be impossible.


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APA

Obodai, E (2021). Leasing, An Alternative Source Of Finance For Small And Medium Scale Enterprise’s In Ghana. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/leasing-an-alternative-source-of-finance-for-small-and-medium-scale-enterprise-s-in-ghana

MLA 8th

Obodai, Enoch "Leasing, An Alternative Source Of Finance For Small And Medium Scale Enterprise’s In Ghana" Afribary. Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/leasing-an-alternative-source-of-finance-for-small-and-medium-scale-enterprise-s-in-ghana. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

MLA7

Obodai, Enoch . "Leasing, An Alternative Source Of Finance For Small And Medium Scale Enterprise’s In Ghana". Afribary, Afribary, 08 Apr. 2021. Web. 28 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/leasing-an-alternative-source-of-finance-for-small-and-medium-scale-enterprise-s-in-ghana >.

Chicago

Obodai, Enoch . "Leasing, An Alternative Source Of Finance For Small And Medium Scale Enterprise’s In Ghana" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/leasing-an-alternative-source-of-finance-for-small-and-medium-scale-enterprise-s-in-ghana