Cat Financial is a Caterpillar financial subsidiary formed in 1981, providing financial services to Caterpillar, Cat dealers and CAT customers. Provides retail and wholesale financial solutions and extended protection products to Cat customers and dealers for the entire line of Cat machines and engines, Solar gas turbines, other related equipment and marine vessels. Provides financing and lending services for equipment acquisitions, leasing of fixed assets, and inventory. Investment and venture capital fund services. Also since recently issues credit cards Cat.