The New England Service Station & Auto Repair Association, New England’s largest independent automotive industry association, has launched a program to help its members modernize their businesses and meet updated regulatory standards. A new exclusive financing relationship with Patriot Capital will enable NESSARA members to obtain equipment financing for upgrades related to EMV payments, underground storage tank regulations and LED lighting energy savings.

“Our members are faced with a wide range of equipment upgrades, and for many of them, financing is a logical business decision,” said Matt Lelacheur, NESSARA Co-Executive Director. “Our members have a history of successfully working with Patriot Capital, and Patriot’s support of the association makes our decision to endorse Patriot as our preferred financing provider a great step forward for us.”

Patriot Capital’s ‘Easy EMV’ program provides NESSARA members with access to financing to upgrade most equipment on a site, including gas pumps, LED lighting, underground storage tanks, and other fueling and in-store equipment. In addition to ‘Easy EMV,” Patriot Capital also offers a variety of financing options to help businesses update their facilities to meet the new industry standards and regulations.

NESSARA’s members, serving the retail fuel and auto repair needs of clients in the New England states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Maine, will have access to a range of financing programs designed to match their business plan and equipment-upgrade strategies.

“NESSARA members are among New England’s most progressive convenience store and auto repair shop business people,’ said Jason Raffensperger, Northeast Regional Manager for Patriot Capital. “ We are excited about the opportunity to continue and expand our partnership as they move ahead to meet the revised UST regulations, upcoming EMV liability shift on gas pumps, and make other investments to improve their businesses.”