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Any type of Kubota credit, whether it be finance or leasing, will be offered to an individual or not depending upon whether the credit agency involved and in this case Kubota as well deem the individual to be a suitable credit risk or not.
The process involved in establishing this is quite a complex one, although the end result often makes it seem slightly over simplistic.
This means that anyone who applies for credit of any type with any institution is effectively checked by a credit agency, of which nationally there are normally two or three.
They will do a thorough background check on the individual and their financial commitments and obligations and produce a report that assesses the credit agencies view of their financial suitability for credit.
The credit agency initially undertakes what is known as a credit report on the individual.
This involves collating a large amount of information relating to the individual’s personal history and their credit history.
The information collected with regard to their personal and life history relates to information such as their name, date of birth, their current and previous addresses, their current and previous telephone numbers.
Also collected information relates to their Social Insurance Number or their Social Security number, their drivers license and their passport. Information will also be collected concerning their current employment and all previous employment and any financial information that may stem from that area.
The credit agency will also collect information on the individual’s credit history.
CREDIT SCORE / CREDIT REPORT
This relates to a scan of public records for things such as bankruptcy.
Their banking history also be analysed including their level of overdrafts and whether they were authorised or not, whether any bank accounts have been closed due to lack of funds or overdrawn checks.
Any current and previous loans and mortgages will also be checked, specifically with a view to see how much was lined on whether it was appropriate and whether there were or are any problems regarding repayment terms.
Lines of credit will also be analysed to see what type of credit has been granted and in which specific areas. Also all types of credit cards and any store cards also be looked at along the same terms as well as any telephone or Internet payment problems.
Specifically there will also be a focus on what are known as pay day loan applications, which anecdotally are known to have an adverse affect on an individual’s credit score.
Once the credit agency has assembled this information relating to an individual’s personal life and their credit history they use the information to evaluate the individual and work out what they deem to be a credit score.
This credit score is essentially a single number, although it may be a triple digit number, that is set as a value between a range of two other numbers or values.
As an example, an individual may have a credit score of 50, set between a range of 1 and 100. this would indicate that the individual has an average credit rating.
In practice credit agencies use a much greater range of values as this gives them a much greater specificity of where to put the individuals credit score and accurately reflect their credit rating.
Credit agencies work out a credit score specifically on the basis of the history of the individual.
This applies to their payment history on all credit loans mortgages has been taken out, they use of available credit, their length of credit histories and what types of credit they had used.
A credit agency will also take into account the number of enquiries or credit applications that have been made and when they have been made.
After this process has been gone through, the credit agency will come up with a specific number that indicates their view of the creditworthiness of the individual.
This number will then be used by Kubota to decide whether or not to offer credit by way of finance and leasing to an individual, and if so on what terms and conditions.
Kubota may decide to offer credit to someone with a poor credit history but by increasing the size of the down payment and the interest rate charged to reflect a greater risk. Alternatively they may decide to deny credit, and suggest the individual seeks help elsewhere.
Many dealerships will also offer advice for people with poor or bad credit histories and some will have links to specific financial institutions who may be able to help.
A good dealer will go the extra mile to help an individual get credit when Kubota itself not able to offer credit because they view the individual to be a bad risk, but still want to sell them a tractor.
Anyone who owns or rents a farm or a branch of any size or description, and effectively runs it as a commercial business, needs to have specific areas of insurance directly tailored to their needs.
A farm is essentially a mix of a home and a business, both in terms of buildings, plant and machinery, agricultural vehicles and in terms of workforce.
Specific risk assessments ideally need to be done on all areas of the business, in order to establish levels of risk and which ones are and are not covered by an insurance policy.
This is a general guide to some of the principles that may be helpful when assessing the need for farm insurance.
Farm Insurance – Buildings
As a farm or a ranch is both a home and a business, all buildings and all land including all outbuildings, whether used or not, and any area of land connected with the property at all needs to be included.
Farm Insurance – Crops
Some type of crop insurance may be essential. Check if there are any government schemes available first, and that check what type of risks your policy will cover you against, i.e. hail damage. This is one example
In a lot of insurance policies will offer some type of cover for damage of crops prior to harvesting, which effectively cause severe business interruption. Many policies will exclude cover once crops have been harvested and for various other reasons.
Farm Insurance – Engineering Insurance
Insurance against damage to plant and machinery is essential. Levels of cover differ.
There are normally limitations are stored is determined as plant. A pressure plant is normally defined as a plant that contains a boiler plant, a plant subjects to steam pressure and a plant used to contain fluids under pressure.
Make sure that storage tanks are also included. Also crucial to make sure that clearing up and spillage costs are included, as well as that of debris removal.
Farm Insurance – Deterioration of stock
This area of agents is designed to cover the value of stock that is damaged by risks such as a breakdown in a refrigeration unit or a temporary loss of access to public utilities such as water/electricity or gas resulting in damage to stock.
Makes sure the sums insured for the saleable value of the stock, otherwise under insurance will apply.
Farm insurance – livestock insurance
This type of insurance cover is normally restricted to two main areas, that of death or slaughter on humane grounds, when caused by an insured peril or theft.
The insurance company will normally insist on a strict ‘poultry warranty’ in the policy which stipulates checks on conditions in which poultry are kept, such as electricity supply, extraction systems, temperature variation and mains alarm systems and standby or backup generators.
Farm Insurance – Livestock in Transit
This is designed to cover the cost of livestock fatally injured in any motor accident.
There are likely to be local/national rules concerning the transportation of livestock, and you must make sure these are adhered to. Also make sure that insurance policy covers subcontractors, veterinarians fees and debris removal.
Farm Insurance – Livestock Herd Diseases
This is normally designed to cover you if livestock to be humanely destroyed as the direct result of a specific disease.
The diseases will normally listed or spelt out in the policy, and often include Tuberculosis, Brucellosis and Foot and Mouth.
Farm Insurance – Business Interruption
Any of the losses covered under a farm insurance policy can have a serious knock-on effect in terms of not simply making a business unprofitable, but of interrupting or stopping the business functioning at all for periods of time.
The insurance should provide some cover for this, but will be very specific in terms of what it deems business terminology
Farm insurance – Contractors All Risk Insurance
This area of the insurance policy is designed to give you maximum cover where you are effectively operating as a contractorEither on your own property, or on soils as property or anywhere within the specified geographical limits of the policy.
Farm Insurance – Goods in Transit
This is separate to livestock in transit, and is designed to provide cover for any goods that you may need to move around the locality or nationally, by the doing it yourself or with a subcontractor or haulier.
This area of insurance can be extremely expensive, simply because it is notoriously high risk. The insurance policy is likely to specify exactly what it considers to be high-risk items, and impose strict limits on the value and number of such items can be carried.
There are also likely to be stringent comments regarding security and anti theft measures regarding the goods.
Farm Insurance – Liability Insurance
The type and levels of liability joint required will vary significantly depending upon the nature of the farm and its business. There are a few general areas should be considered.
Farm Insurance –Employer liability.
It is important that as an employer you are fully aware yourself of any local national legal requirements concerning health and safety conditions at work, and make sure that these are fully implemented.
There are quite often specific conditions relating to a farm, as opposed to an industrial complex, and it is crucial is understood. On top of this, as an employer you will need to have specific employers liability insurance.
Make sure all employees including family are included and covered, as well as any subcontractors you might use.
Farm Insurance – Public and Products Liability
Public and product liability insurance often goes together.
The important thing to realise with product liability pretty is that you need to have it in relation to any goods that you have any connection with irrespective of whether you actually produce them are not.
This means that you need products liability insurance in relation to any goods that you store, repair, label test or process or you transport.
Kubota Insurance is needed to protect tractors, atv’s and other pieces of equipment from a number of risks. These mainly include liability claims in the event of damage to property or bodily injury, collisions with other vehicles or objects and replacement cost for a vehicle
Kubota Insurance can be best arranged with Kubota itself, through KTAC Insurance.
Arranging insurance for a Kubota tractor can sometimes be done to an individual’s home owners insurance policy, depending upon the size of the tractor and whether it is being used for domestic or business purposes.
Insurance companies vary quite widely as to whether they will provide cover or not. Those that do provide cover all willing to extend a policy normally provide fairly restrictive coverage.
Normally a much better alternative is Kubota’s own dedicated website KTAC , known as KTAC Insurance, which provides a much better and more inclusive range of insurance products, and will normally be a requirement of any credit arrangement made, either with Kubota Credit Corporation or any other credit agency.
Kubota Insurance, KTAC Insurance – Cover
The Kubota insurance website gives a brief indication of the type of perils it will insure against :
This is a fairly generalised list, but should give an indication of the type of cover that is available.
Kubota Insurance – Risk assessment
Anyone owning a Kubota tractor would do well to do a risk assessment of their home and environment, whether as a formal or an informal process, before deciding on any KTAC Insurance .
Anyone who uses a Kubota tractor simply as a domestic vehicle will have different risks and therefore different insurance requirements to someone who uses a Kubota Tractor in any type of commercial setting.
Any risk assessment of a Kubota tractor for KTAC Insurance purposes would do well to focus on certain areas of operation, mainly the cost of replacement cost of the tractor itself and public and employee liability, and make sure these risks are covered under the insurance policy itself.
Kubota Insurance, KTAC Insurance, – Specific policy areas :
Damage to or theft of the tractor and where it is located
Liability to the public
Liability to any employees if a commercial operation
Who is authorised to use the tractor
Where the tractor is authorised to be used, i.e. on privately owned land, on public roads and /or on neighbouring or adjacent farms
Trailers – what is specified as a trailer, i.e. an articulated trailer unit, what is not specified, and for usage and on what types of terrain the trailer is covered.
Whether the tractor is covered or not when it is in possession of a third party for purposes of servicing and repair, including transit thereof to any third party dealership or similar.
Goods in transit insurance – really important to know what is and is not covered on a domestic/commercial basis, this can affect general wear and tear of products, business interruption and certain aspects of any liability insurance policy.
Whether or not any legal protection costs are included in the policy
Whether or not tree filling or tree haulage is covered if appropriate
All accessories or attachments that are likely to be used on any Kubota tractor for any purpose or insured at all times.
Kubota Insurance, KTAC Insurance – Tractor Safety
Kubota Tractor safety is a huge issue both in terms of any individual’s actual safety and in terms of risk assessment and subsequent insurance costs.
There are three main areas of safety that are key to KTAC Insurance .
To make sure that any operative of the Kubota tractor has fully studied and understood the instruction manual that comes with the tractor, especially how to stop it in an emergency, and all the emergency procedures recommended by the manufacturer.
That any operative of the Kubota tractor is fully qualified and capable of driving an understanding of mechanics of the tractor, especially when effecting KTAC Insurance.
This is especially important where a Kubota tractor is used either in a domestic setting or on a family farm, where there may be a temptation to let someone who is a younger member of the family use the vehicle.
Capability of driving any type of Kubota tractor should be carefully assessed and if in doubt as to what age is appropriate check with the manufacturer or local law enforcement.
The Kubota tractor itself should always be fitted with a Roll Over Protective System (ROPS) and a seat belt which should be worn at all times.
On all modern Kubota tractor a ROPS will come as standard, but may not be fitted to some older models or Kubota tractors that were bought on the grey market.
Kubota Insurance, KTAC Insurance – Accident Prevention
The main causes of accidents when using a Kubota tractor tend to be threefold, which is why KTAC Insurance is needed.
The most common type of accident tends to happen when a Kubota tractor is being used too close to a verge or is being used at such an angle that the tractor becomes unstable and tips over.
A Kubota tractor should only ever be used on land that is relatively flat, and on land presents no possibility of the machine tipping over onto its side. A Kubota tractor should also never be driven backwards for the same reasons.
Another major cause of accidents is when the Kubota tractor hits an individual or object because the environment in which the tractor is being used has not been secured properly.
It is essential when using any type of tractor to make sure there are no individuals or noticeable objects that could come into contact with the tractor and cause damage or fatality to the individual or the tractor itself.
The other type of accident tends to happen when the operative of the tractor leaves the vehicle and either hasn’t turned it off properly or put it in its designated parking mode, resulting in some type of runaway tractor that can obviously cause immense damage.
Kubota Insurance and Farm Insurance
If a Kubota tractor is being used on a farm or ranch, or in any type of agricultural or commercial setting then it is possible that it will need to be included as part of an overall farm insurance policy.
When this is the case it is advisable to specify the tractor or tractors so they are listed individually, along with any attachments or implements associated with such tractors. It is also a good idea to list any manufacturers details as well.
Kubota Credit is the lending arm of Kubota Finance which can offer finance, credit and leasing options on new and used Kubota tractors and other agricultural machinery, both through its website and through its dealer networks.
This applies to Kubota snowblowers, garden mowers, tractors, construction equipment and Kubota RTV’s
Kubota Credit Corporation is effectively a finance company owned by Kubota, and anyone wanting to use it to purchase a Kubota tractor or other product should review the various deals that are available, and compare them with other loans or credit arrangements available from other banks and finance houses on a like-for-like basis.
Anyone applying to Kubota finance should be aware that the credit comments for an individual will be the same as with any other finance company.
Kubota will want to know initially whether the purchase of a Kubota tractor or other product is for commercial or private use. This will determine the type of credit checks they do on the individual, whether as a company or sole trader or private individual or all of them.
Kubota Credit Corporation Phone Number / Mailing Address
The Kubota Credit Corporation’s is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas where all their main customer support is based. All enquiries should initially be redirected here, or to a local Kubota dealer who can probably supply additional information. Contact Details below
Kubota Credit Corporation Grapevine Texas
Kubota Credit Corporation USA,
PO BOX 2048
Grapevine, TX 76099
Phone : 888 – 465 – 8268
Open from 7.30 am – 7.30 pm, local time.
Customer support can also be obtained on 1 – 888 – GC – KUBOTA
Kubota Credit Corporation Payment Options
Kubota Finance offers a number of different payment options, the most common ones being the direct payment plan, paying online and paying by phone. Kubota make it relatively easy to do any one of the three, probably because they realise that a number of people still prefer more traditional ways of paying rather than doing everything online.
Kubota Credit Corporation – Direct Payment
This is probably in many ways the most common and traditional form of payment of Kubota Finance, where a payment is scheduled to be taken on a regular basis from the customers checking account, meaning that payments do not have to be authorised every month, with the security of knowing that they will be made as required. As with most direct payment systems, they may take a few days to set up, but once up and running, are by far the easiest way of maintaining payments.
Kubota Credit Corporation Online Payment
Kubota Finance has a system called pay online, where payments can be set up to be debited directly from your account. These payments can either be a one-off payments, or regular ones. In order to set up online payments, the customer needs to register their account on the main Kubota Credit Corporation website, and once that is done they are able to access the online payment system.
Kubota Credit Corporation Payment Address
A number of customers like to mail their payment checks, and Kubota Finance has two different addresses, depending upon where you live. For those people who live in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming, the payment address is below.
Kubota Credit Corporation USA, PO BOX 894717, Los Angeles, California, 90189 – 4717
For anyone else living in a different state, the address is below :
Kubota Credit Corporation USA, PO Box 0559, Carol Stream, Illinois 60132 – 0559
Kubota Credit Corporation Login
Before being able to login to your account, you need to register on the main Kubota Finance website. This is a very simple process, and involves registering in the way that you would for most websites nowadays.
The only difference is that the customer needs to supply their account number, and the last four digits of their Social Security number. Once this is done, it will be checked against Kubota’s database as an additional form of security, and then the customer will be registered and it would access the account.
They will simply need a user ID and password which they choose themselves when registering.
Kubota Credit Corporation Interest Rates
The interest rates that Kubota Credit Corporation charge customers are normally in line with the interest rates that would be charged by any other commercial lending company organisation, such as a bank or credit union.
There are a number of factors that determine what these interest rates are, but on the whole they are determined by the individual’s credit score and their credit history.
There are occasions when Kubota Finance, either nationally or through local dealerships, will offer special deals on interest rates, either zero or low fixed rates for a period of time.
These may be related to specific Kubota products, and will virtually always only be offered to customers with an exceptionally good credit history.
The main advantage of Kubota finance through Kubota Credit Corporation, is largely that it makes the process of finance and purchase much easier to negotiate, especially if there are any special offers, rather than anyone obtaining a preferential interest rate simply because they are buying a Kubota product, and financing it through Kubota Credit Corporation.
Kubota Credit Corporation Special Offers
Kubota regularly makes special offers on products, sometimes these are in conjunction with special offers through Kubota Credit Corporation.
These offers can be made either nationally, in different states, or simply through local dealerships. They can sometimes be a way of clearing inventory, or making way for a new product to market. They can sometimes be seasonal, or directed to specific target groups of customers.
What this really means is that if someone is willing to invest a degree of time in checking out what offers are likely to be made and when, which can be done by accessing the past history of offers, and are willing to be patient, then they may be able to make significant savings on buying any new tractor or agricultural products.
Kubota Credit Corporation Insurance Agency
Any finance arranged through Kubota Credit Corporation will be required to be secured by some type of insurance agreement, which can either be arranged through Kubota Credit Corporation Insurance Agency. This type of insurance can be quite complicated at times, as most agricultural machinery is used both on private land and often on public roads as well.
The insurance also needs to be done in conjunction with other insurance needs of the business, which can include home and land insurance, as well as many different types of liability insurance both employer and public.
The specific insurance required against any Kubota Finance product is likely to be a condition of sale
Kubota Credit Corporation Application and Pre-Approval
The cost of a Kubota tractor can be a significant investment, both for an individual or for a large agricultural company.
Prior to purchasing a Kubota tractor, it is worth doing a significant amount of research both around prices for new and used Kubota tractors, as well as research into issues concerning Kubota dealer networks, Kubota parts, Kubota servicing and the general life expectancy of the Kubota tractor or other product you may be thinking of purchasing or leasing.
Kubota Credit Corporation is likely to offer some type of Kubota Fnance deal depending upon the creditworthiness of the individual.
They will require a significant amount of private and personal information before making such a decision.
This will involve the individual being assessed by way of a credit check and credit report, which will give Kubota Credit Corporation the necessary information it needs to make such a decision.
If Kubota Credit Corporation decides that the individual is a good risk, financially, then they are likely to offer a finance deal that will favourably compete with other finance deals that may be available to other credit corporations or banks.
If Kubota Credit Corporation decides the individual is not a good risk, then they may still offer a finance deal, but it is likely to involve amended terms and conditions, such as a higher interest rate over the loan term, and increase deposit or a combination of both .
Kubota Credit Financing
What is important to note is that that are different rates and terms and conditions that will apply to each type of Kubota Finance deal for a tractor, and for varying amounts of time. There are likely to be differing amounts of deposit required as well, or down payment, depending on the individual’s creditworthiness.
Kubota Customer Rebates
In addition to offering differing levels of interest rates, Kubota Finance also offers what they refer to as customer rebates. These in effect simply discounts on the list price that you would otherwise pay for a new Kubota. These can seem quite substantial for some models, but remember that, as with buying a new car, any list price should be negotiable in the first place.
Kubota Credit Leasing
Kubota Finance also offers the potential option of leasing a tractor, which can have significant attractions for many people. Leasing a Kubota tractor is effectively like a long-term rental. The main advantage is often being able to afford a brand-new tractor, which you would not otherwise be able to buy. There are always a number of variables as to what type of lease applies, the main ones being listed below.
Fixed Price Purchase Option
Full Payout Lease
Lease Line of Credit
All these type of leases will vary considerably as to how much of a down payment there is, the length of the lease, the rate of interest that apply to the lease, what happens at the end of the lease in terms of purchase or cleaning costs. It is really important to clarify at the outset of the lease all these terms and conditions.
Kubota Finance – Credit Score
It is worth making the point that all of these options are discretionary by Kubota, depending upon their decision concerning an individual’s creditworthiness or not, similar to financing or leasing an auto vehicle.
Kubota will rely heavily on an individual’s credit score or credit rating to make a determination as to whether to offer Kubota credit or not, and on what terms and conditions. There are things an individual can do to improve their credit score, or to check that their credit score or credit rating is accurate. For more detailed information on how credit scores work click here.
Kubota Credit / Kubota Finance Payoff
If an individual wants to pay off a Kubota credit / Kubota Finance arrangement early, i.e. before the end of the lease or finance arrangement has been reached, then this is known as a Kubota credit payoff.
In many ways it is in both parties interests to pay off any type of credit arrangement only, for the individual and for Kubota finance. If this an individual is leasing a Kubota tractor or other agricultural products, then there are likely to be two main issues that need to be considered.
On this at the individual they will be offered the option of buying the tractor at a reduced rate from Kubota finance, taking into account how much they have already paid under the terms of the lease, and the time remaining on the lease itself.
The other issue which will come into play, whether the individual decides to purchase the Kubota tractor simply to end the lease completely will be the condition of the tractor itself.
This is likely to involve some type of inspection of the Kubota tractor to assess its condition and general wear and tear and the effects of its usage.
There is likely to be a very specific set of criteria against which any final assessment of the Kubota tractor is likely to be judged, and the details of this assessment should be set out in the initial agreement to lease or buy the Kubota tractor.
KUBOTA CREDIT and CREDIT SCORE
Perhaps the most important two terms that are used in the whole credit application process, either for leasing or purchasing any type of Kubota tractor, the terms credit report and credit score.
Working backwards in a sense, a credit score is a number that is allocated to the individual, between a range of two other numbers.
As an example, an individual might be allocated a credit score of 350, between a range of o and 700.
In this instance, the credit rating agency would-be describing the credit score as average, where as a higher or a lower credit score could indicate their opinion as to whether the individual is a good or a bad credit risk.
The credit score is allocated to the individual by a credit rating agency, who will do the work on behalf of Ford credit or any other financial institution.
The credit rating agency will initially produce what is known as a credit report, and base on this report they will use the documentation within it to come up with the number deemed to be the credit score.
The information contained within the credit report will be a significant amount of personal information about the individual, such as their name, date of birth, residency and previous residences, current or past mortgages, current and past employment history, current and past credit card debts and status etc etc.
Once the credit rating agency has produced this report, they then allocate a number, and Ford credit or other financial institutions all revenues this number as a basis for deciding whether or not to offer any type of credit or finance and on what terms and conditions.
These terms and conditions basically cover the size of any down payment, the level of interest rate charged over the period of the loan or lease agreement, whether the interest rate is fixed or variable, and any other special conditions that may be imposed.
Kubota Credit Special Offers
Kubota will offer a range of special offers, normally consisting of special financing, customer rebates and other offers. These can be viewed via the main Kubota website, or through a local participating dealership. A Kubota dealer may offer additional deals, sometimes relating to servicing and maintenance plans or other inducements to purchase a tractor through them.
Current Kubota Special Offers, which are listed on the main Kubota website as of April 2019, and which should be taken as examples only, include:
0% interest APR, 0% down, financing for 48 months on various Kubota Zero Turn Models
Farmer Veteran Coalition Member Rebate
Kubota and/or Land Pride Implement Stand Alone Financing Instalment Program
Low Rate Financing for Rental Businesses – Tractors, Mowers, Utility Vehicles.
Any Kubota special offers will be subject to a number of conditions, normally that all offers will be dependent upon the individual’s credit score, and subject to approval by Kubota credit Corporation. This means that a number of customers will not qualify for these offers, and in reality, they are likely to be offered only to people with exceptionally high credit score ratings.
In addition, all Kubota special offers will be subject to being offered by participating Kubota dealerships only, meaning that some dealerships may not offer all of the deals that Kubota are offering nationally.
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