EQUIBANK Management have a Wealth of Combined Experience in the Canadian Equipment Financing Marketplace



J.M. (Jim) Hughes B.A., B.A.S., F.I.C.B.:

Jim has over 30 years experience in Financial Services spending 15 years in the banking community and over 20 years in Equipment Finance.

Jim’s particular area of expertise is arranging financing for equipment related to printing and graphics. Well known in the industry by equipment manufacturers, dealers and end users Jim’s experience has led to over $1.0 Billion in successfully arranged transactions for printing/graphics equipment.

In addition to new transactions Jim has provided consultancy services to many companies in arranging refinancing and/or restructuring of existing debt instruments collateralized by printing/graphics equipment.


R. A. (Bob) Crowther:

With over 30 years experience in Commercial Lending, Capital Equipment leasing, receivable and asset based lending, aviation lending, energy management funding and various forms of structured financing.

Bob brings a broad background of commercial lending experience to Equibank. He has participated in many large Private as well as Public funding placements. He has managed Canadian owned financial institutions with assets, combined of over $1 billion. Bob has extensive experience in syndication of larger, structured financings.


Our team offers: 

  • A wealth of combined experience in equipment financing, equipment leasing and commercial lending.
  • Superior service from our seasoned equipment financing experts.  We are reputable and well known in the equipment financing market.
  • We listen to our customer’s needs and work with them to develop the best equipment financing solutions resulting in bottom line impact.
  • Capability to manage small and large equipment financing transactions. We have a proven track record of successful equipment leasing transactions.
  • Our equipment financing team has entrepreneurial savvy.  We’ve owned our own businesses and understand how things work.
  • Expertise – Our marketing team has the training and industry knowledge to thoroughly review each opportunity to leverage the best possible solution saving you time and money.
  • We are industry specialists in Transportation, Construction, Forestry, Printing and Manufacturing across Canada. 

Equipment Leasing Can Help Your Business.

Equipment leasing is a smart choice with many benefits such as; conserving working capital, preserving credit lines, ease of budgeting, term repayment flexibility, self-financing, write-offs, seasonal accommodations, ease of up-grading and tax advantages.

We offer various other equipment financing options, including term loans. You can also free up cash for a reasonable business purpose by financing or refinancing your existing assets.