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What is a novated lease?

A novated lease is an arrangement between an employer, an employee and a finance company, which allows the employee to salary package the lease payments and running costs of a car of their choice, for 100% private use.

The lease payments for the vehicle and running costs are paid from pre-tax pay, therefore your employees benefit from paying less tax. This type of lease is a tax effective alternative to buying a car outright.

About us

Prosperity Smart Drive was established in 2001 and is one of the leading providers of vehicle leasing services in Australia. Our team supports a broad client base ranging from public hospitals, to aged care facilities, charities, religious organisations, government agencies (local and state), universities, private schools, listed corporations and private businesses. 

In addition to vehicle leasing services, Prosperity also offers:

  • Independent lending advice
  • Wealth management
  • Business advisory
  • Taxation
  • Corporate assurance.

How we work

Our innovative end-to-end vehicle service reduces employee tax by utilising their pre-tax pay to cover lease payments and running costs.

For employers:

  • We develop strong relationships with you and relevant employees
  • We visit your organisation regularly to assist interested employees
  • We conduct annual strategic planning sessions focussing on ‘take up rates’, future employee education and our marketing activities
  • We continually invest in quality resources with ongoing training to ensure high level technical and customer service skills.

Why outsource?

Removes pressures Delivers outcomes
Administration burden Effective component to remuneration and benefits strategy
Resourcing pressure on payroll, finance and human resources Advantages to both you and your employees without increasing costs or administration
Need for systems to automate FBT and GST, payments and reimbursements Supports employee attraction and retention

Whether you are looking at ways to reduce the number of company vehicles on your books or simply allowing your employees the best options for buying their next car, novated leasing has something for everyone.

Benefits to your employees

A novated lease provides a range of benefits to employees, including;

  • They choose the vehicle and the lease period that best suits their needs
  • They won’t pay GST on the purchase of their car or on its operating expenses
  • Reduces their income tax through salary packaging the lease payments and running costs
  • Simplified budgeting with all costs managed directly through regular payroll deductions
  • Leases can be transferable between employers
  • Flexible contract terms are available, ranging from one to five years
  • A dedicated Prosperity Smart Drive consultant will manages the whole process.

Insurance:

As an authorised representative of both Eric insurance and NRMA, we also provide competitive pricing across the full range of insurance products;

  • Comprehensive insurance
  • Compulsory third party (CTP) insurance
  • Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) Insurance
  • Extended Warranty
  • Tyre and Wheel Insurance
  • Loan Termination Insurance (LTI).

Car Packaging for employers Specialists

Megan Maybury
Megan Maybury
Director of Salary Packaging, Smart Drive and Corporate Assurance
Russell Jones
Russell Jones
National Manager of Smart Drive