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UTB goes hi-tech

United Trust Bank has launched a new and innovative Technology Financing product that will fund the purchase of hosted IT services as well as hardware, software and maintenance contracts, 

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Kingsway diversifies funding

Wilmslow-based Kingsway Asset Finance has established a 3-year committed revolving facility of £12.5 million from NatWest to help diversify its funding sources and support its growth aspirations . . 

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UK SMEs to staff up

GE Capital research shows businesses are entering the skills investment phase of the capex lifecycle, fuelling productivity as investment in capex stabilises at c. £37.9 billion. GE Capital’s 2015 Capex Barometer reveals that UK SMEs are planning to create a record 736,973 jobs in the next 12 months, while capex will be predominantly on equipment upgrades to boost productivity,

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British Business Bank at Expo

With less than one month to go until the NACFB’s sixth Commercial Finance Expo on 17 June, the NACFB has announced the presence of some big and influential names, including a representative of the British Business Bank.

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Pool of leasing staff constrained

When GE announced the sale of GE Capital leasing and lending units, it immediately followed up with a declaration that retention bonuses would be awarded to its important employees. As GE mapped out its plan for the disposals, it identified a potential problem with running its finance operations in the interim period before sale, as key employees might seek to leave and find permanent positions elsewhere,

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For all you cricket lovers

The AF-PA Summer Networking Drinks will be on Thursday 9th July from 12.30pm onwards, at the Farringdon Sports Bar and Grill in the City of London. It’s a new venue for AF-PA with good travel links, modern air conditioning, and an exclusive outdoor area set aside to drink and dine al fresco on what AF-PA hope will be a warm summer’s day,

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Hitachi offers NACFB benefits

Hitachi Capital Business Finance are offering new members to the NACFB, a year’s free membership (normally £400). As a funder, Hitachi Capital does an enormous amount of work to promote the broker introduced finance market, working with industry bodies and government agencies . .

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FCA to attend NACFB EXPO

The NACFB has announced that the FCA will be attending the NACFB’s annual Commercial Finance Expo on the 17th June. Experts from the FCA will be on hand to answer any questions throughout the day. In addition to this, they will be taking to the stage in the conference theatre to present a short presentation that is certain to be of interest to brokers, lenders and funders alike . .

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Asset finance Not Sexy?

In a piece in CityA.M. in the Entrepreneurs Section, Mike Francis, head of Asset Finance at Investec is dismayed that the High Street banks don’t have the confidence to lend SMEs the money they need, so business owners end up trying to fund their companies’ growth on overdrafts and credit cards, storing up trouble for when the next downturn comes or not proceeding with the investment at all.

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Don’t delay on AIA

Terry Harvey, Head of Group Tax at Hitachi Capital Business Finance, gives the following alert to asset finance providers as to what they could and should be telling their clients. SMEs can maximise the accelerated tax relief available under the Annual Investment Allowance (“AIA”). Until December 2016, firms can get 20 percent upfront savings on asset purchases up to a value of £500,000. However, after this date tAIA is scheduled to drop significantly, to just £25,000.

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Return of The Apprentice (?)

The NACFB has announced its first ever apprenticeship scheme in partnership with Hitachi Capital Business Finance. This  initiative will provide training and enable the apprentice, post-training, to become established as an independent broker.

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£1 million accounting error at Ultimate

AIM quoted Inspired Capital plc has announced its Preliminary Results for 2014, which show a positive picture despite having discovered £1.1 million of previously unrecorded liabilities in its recent acquisition of Ultimate Finance Group.

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NACFB’s Power of Lending EXPO

The NACFB’s annual EXPO which takes place in Birmingham at the NEC on Wednesday 17th of June , has already sold out its exhibitor stands, one of which will be the BrokerWorld stand handing out our magazines and showing brokers how to download our free brokerWorld APP.

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Extra tickets for sellout broker event

The highly popular New Rules for Brokers event on Monday April 20th in London, has been able to issue five extra tickets as extra places have been found (CLICK HERE to snap some up).

For the 198 delegates, the event will start at 1PM with a networking buffet lunch, and the programme starts at 2pm with welcomes from the FLA and the NACFB . .

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PCFG ahead

PCFG, the AIM quoted finance house, advises that the Group’s results for the year ended 31 March 2015 are expected, subject to audit, to be ahead of market expectations. Portfolio growth, portfolio quality and profitability all outperformed management objectives during the period . .

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Fancy being bought by a bank?

OneSavings Bank has gone on record saying that it has been viewing options for entering the asset finance market, including a potential acquisition if the right business and team arose . .

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VLS appoint Richard Adler

VLS, the specialist Business Process Outsourcing & Risk Management Services provider, has announced the appointment of Richard Adler as Sales Director. Richard brings  a wealth of Asset Finance experience and inter-bank relationships, having held senior business development roles since the 1980s with a number of domestic and international specialist funding providers, most recently at Investec Asset Finance.

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Investec appoints Stuart Hughes

Investec Asset Finance (“Investec”) has appointed of Stuart Hughes as a broker manager, based in the North of England, to enable Investec to give increased dedicated geographical support to its introducers and their clients in that region.

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What was the point?

What everyone has known for some time was that GE Capital were going to slim down. How did everyone know? They knew because Jeff Immelt, their CEO, had said so, and he had a target in mind, that GE Capital should be no more than 25 percent of GE’s revenues. Last week it was announced that GE Capital would be selling off everything but . .

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FLA captures industry mood

The Finance & Leasing Association’s (“FLA”) recent conference for members, on the new Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) regulatory regime for credit, reportedly captured the mood of the industry with its title, “What Does Good Look Like?”

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Stock Exchange names Liberty Leasing in Top 1000

Liberty Leasing Plc has been named in the 2015 London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) list of “1000 Companies to Inspire Britain”. The prestigious list recognises some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs in the UK. To be selected for the list, businesses had to demonstrate not only positive growth in revenue over the last four years, but also significantly outperform their sector peers.

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China world leasing No.1 prediction

China’s equipment leasing and asset finance industry could lead the world in originations within the next two years, fuelled in part by the country’s emphasis on circular economic models, said Ian Robertson of Invigors (part of The Alta Group, a leading global equipment leasing consultancy), who will address the 8th China Leasing Summit in Beijing on 10-12 June,

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Leaseurope survey - Socgen rules

Leaseurope has announced its fourteenth consecutive Ranking of Top European Leasing Companies. The purpose of the Ranking is to provide a yearly update on new leasing volumes and portfolios of the largest leasing firms in Europe.
The top Leaseurope lessor was Societe Generale Leasing Solutions, when its motor arm ALD was included. Congratulations also to Aldermore for notching 28th place as the largest UK funder in the rankings.

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What is the Internet of Things?

Tom Westdyk, Group Head and Managing Director, CIT Corporate Finance, Communications, Information Services & Technology, explains: By 2020, a projected 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet, storing and transmitting massive amounts of data in real-time. This is the "Internet of Things."

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LeasePlan sale OFF

LeasePlan Corporation N.V., has announced that it has been informed by its 100 percent shareholder Global Mobility Holding B.V. (GMH) that discussions between GMH and a group of investors regarding a potential change of ownership have been terminated [nice of them to keep LeasePlan in the loop?].

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Senior appointments at Leaseurope

Leaseurope has announced the promotions of Jurgita Bucyte and Hayley McEwen to the position of Senior Adviser in Statistics and Economic Affairs, effective 1 April 2015.

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New Leaseurope board member

Leaseurope has appointed Jean-Pierre Vissers, Executive Vice President Europe at DLL, as a new member of its Board of Directors.

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Assisto joins Leaseurope

Leaseurope has announced that Assisto has joined as its latest associate member. Assisto is a mobile application and cloud based system, which focus on the first notice of loss and the European Accident Statement form. Assisto’s approach is very much user centric and adds great value to the entire claims management process

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Leaseurope market shows steady growth

Leaseurope's important annual survey finds that new leasing business in Europe expanded by 8.4% in 20142 reaching its highest annual rate of growth in volume since 2007. Growth was observed across all main asset categories covered in the survey, particularly for vehicles with new leasing volumes in this segment rising by 12.4% on 2013. The equipment leasing segment saw a moderate increase of nearly 1.0%,

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AML4: new landmark legislation?

John Mitchell, Legal Affairs Adviser to Leaseurope, has written an insightful article on new rules that aim to prevent the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing, the full text of which will appear in the upcoming issue of LeasingWorld, and LeasingWorld International App

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Another Macquarie big ticket move

Macquarie Group has indicated another divestment in its corporate and asset finance unit ahead of its March 31 balance date, closing the sale of a US-based division that covers a 4700 car rail

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CIT Executive Insights continue to impress

A topic of significant discussion in the commercial airline industry today is whether Asian airlines have ordered too many aircraft, says Steve Mason, Vice President at CIT Aerospace. He offers an aircraft owner’s insight on the region’s supply and demand.

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New Europe chief for NetSol

NetSol Technologies has announced the appointment of Andrew Godsmark as Product Head – Europe for NetSol Technologies Europe, Ltd, reporting directly to . .

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GE Australian sale

GE Capital's consumer lending business in Australia and New Zealand has been sold . .

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LeasingWorld International released for iPad and iPhone

LeasingWorld magazine is a popular printed magazine that is a benchmark for professional reporting on the asset finance and leasing industry, but we now feel we’d like to serve the International (EMEA, SE ASIA, Africa and the Americas) audience for our magazine in a more comprehensive way, so we’re trialling LeasingWorld International in APP version for iPads and iPhones.

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