a. Direct lease – a lease with only one lessor who owns the leased asset.
b. Leveraged lease – a lease in which the lessor leverages its position by borrowing in order to purchase the asset to be leased.
c. Sale and leaseback – the act of selling an asset to a lessor and them promptly leasing it back to free up the cash invested in the asset while maintaining its use.
d. Full service lease – a lease for an asset and also its operation and maintenance.
e. Net lease – a lease for the asset only, without any supporting services.
f. Operating lease – a lease providing for the use of an asset for a short time relative to the economic life of the asset, much like a rental.
g. Financial lease – a lease providing for the use of an asset for a period close to or equal to the full economic life of the asset, much like buying the asset using an intermediate- or long-term loan.