Our History

Bennington's company history is detailed in a timeline style graphic. Equirex was founded in 1996, to provide equipment leasing services for new and existing businesses in the Canadian sub-prime risk market segment. In 2007, Equirex acquired Kempenfelt Capital to expand its market reach into the non-prime risk segment. In 2008, Equirex expanded its product reach by moving into the commercial vehicle leasing segment. In 2011, Equirex bought Bodkin Capital, one of Canada’s oldest equipment and vehicle leasing companies, and incorporated it into its families, and established Bennington Financial Services Corp. In 2019, Bennington officially changed its name to Bennington Financial Corp. and joined the Equitable Bank Group of Companies as a standalone subsidiary.

Backed by Equitable Bank, Canada's Challenger Bank™, Bennington through its brands Equirex, Bodkin and Kempenfelt is able to continue its growth and provide unique and customized equipment financing products and services to an extended risk profile. Our "Focus on Solutions®" approach provides our new and existing customers with unique and creative structures to assist them to finance their growth and their dreams. We couple this with a service level aimed to provide our customers with "Service With a Touch of WOW®". We move forward in the Canadian transport and equipment leasing industry believing that "The Best is Yet to Come®".

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