One of the best ways of getting a new car without having to pay out a large lump sum of cash is through using a contract hire agreement. Normally businesses will take out such arrangements but they are also available for individuals to take out. In general a contract hire will work on a fixed term basis and a monthly fee will be paid in order to hire a car. At the end of the fixed term period, which is usually between twelve and sixty months, the car is handed back to the manufacturer of the broker firm. In general people and businesses looking for a contract hire arrangement will approach a broker firm. The broker firm will search the market for the best deal based on the requirements that they have been given. Once a suitable option has been found and agreed, the broker firm will charge a commission. Usually the commission fee will be fixed and will be charged on a monthly basis. In some cases the broker may charge their fee based on the monthly payments that are being made in order to hire the car. For businesses or individuals who wish to take out a contract hire but do not have a deposit there are usually numerous options. Some companies which offer contract hire arrangements specialise in offering deals that do not require a deposit. Generally the cars that can be secured without a deposit will be the low end cars. There are also some companies that will offer contract hire arrangements if the car payments are secured against an asset. Generally most businesses will go down this route and will use asset to secure the car payments against. Generally a contract hire arrangement will only be put in place once the relevant credit checks have been carried out. Businesses and individuals who have a poor credit history may struggle to find a contract hire arrangement. There are many different companies that now offer contract hire arrangements and it is advisable to search the market for the best deal. Generally the contract hire arrangements that are put in place will be for brand new cars.