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Contract hire

A flexible solution – from single vehicles to large fleets

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Why choose 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 business, right up to large, corporate fleets and understand you need cost-effective solutions with advice and support you can rely on. 


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

Manage maintenance

Add maintenance into your 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. 

For sole traders and small business

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

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


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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
  • VanLease

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Lombard Vehicle Solutions

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. Finance subject to status.  Guarantees and indemnities may be required.

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Making the right choice

Whatever asset you need to buy, we could have the right finance solution for you. Compare our asset finance products and find answers to commonly asked questions. 

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Contract hire for cars and vans is available through Lombard Vehicle Solutions, provided by ALD Automotive Ltd, trading as Lombard Vehicle Solutions, Oakwood Park, Lodge Causeway, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3JA. For Lombard Vehicle Solutions activities Lombard North Central plc is acting as a Credit Broker and not a Lender. By following the link to view our Contract Hire offers you are confirming that you are aware, and agree to be, trasferred to a website provided by Lombard Vehicle Solutions and operated by ALD Automotive Ltd. This website is external to Lombard North Central plc, National Westminster Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc. Lombard North Central PLC will receive a commission or other payment from ALD Automotive Limited should you decide to proceed with an agreement. Please contact Lombard North Central PLC for more information.

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