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HTB takes Non-Executive Director

Hampshire Trust Bank has announced the appointment of Astrid Grey, formerly Chief Operating Officer (Group Internal Audit) at Lloyds Banking Group.


AF-PA Yacht hits the spot

Earlier this month, AF-PA held its annual Summer Networking and Charity event on board the Yacht in London.


BVRLA to supercharge plug-in vehicle take-up

The BVRLA has launched an ambitious ‘Plug-in Pledge’ that will see its members’ combined plug-in vehicle fleet size surge from 50,000 today to 720,000 by 2025.


Spotcap responds to growing loan book with new hire

Spotcap UK, lender to small and medium sized businesses, has appointed Andrew Caulfield as a senior underwriter, as UK businesses continue to face difficulties in securing finance.



Pricing trucks out of towns?

A coalition of road transport trade bodies says that Clean Air Zones are unfairly targeting hauliers and that pricing trucks off the road is not the way to reduce emissions.


Midlands Asset Finance expands in Yorkshire

Swinton-born Kimberly Stephenson has joined the financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance in the role of relationship manager, to support SME and major corporate clients in Yorkshire with any asset finance, invoice finance or property funding.


Acquis Expansion continues apace

Nick Leader, CEO of Acquis, has been strengthening the management team so as to take advantage of the momentum Acquis has generated managing insurance programmes for leasing companies across Europe.


HTB strengthens Asset Finance Team

Hampshire Trust Bank has appointed Kevin Tonge as Operations and Strategy Director for the Asset Finance business. 


Henry Howard announces senior appointments

Nicola Evans, who joined the firm as a business analyst last year, has become the head of sales support, sharing the role with her former GE Capital colleague, Jane Brown.


AF-PA charity event is on Wednesday

The Asset Finance Professionals' Association ("AF-PA") holds its annual Summer Networking and Charity Event in London on Wednesday 4 July.


Lending to manufacturers up 5.1%

UK Finance's latest Business Update for May 2018 reveals that lending to manufacturers grew by 5.1pct in the last twelve months, in contrast to a wider 2.5pct contraction overall in UK business borrowing.


Franchise Finance Ltd acquired by Hitachi Capital

The acquisition enables Hitachi Capital UK to diversify its offering, utilising Franchise Finance’s expertise in business planning and training within the SME marketplace to create a new product offering amongst a wider UK audience.


1pm records year on year increase in revenue and profit

Trading results for the year demonstrate revenue ahead of market expectations...


Energy and excitement at the Commercial Finance Expo

Yesterday Leasing World took one of over 130 stands at what the NACFB markets as the Commercial Finance Expo 2018. Here are some brief notes about our impressions of a big day out of the office...


See us at the Commercial Finance Expo next week

In exactly one week's time, Leasing World will be hitting the road to prepare for the NACFB's Commercial Finance Expo...


New intake at Ignition

Ignition, a leading provider of vehicle and asset finance for UK SMEs, welcomes three new members to its growing team.


Be In It to Win It: Leasing World Awards 2018

We’re now accepting entries for our tenth Annual Awards Ceremony, to be held at Hilton London Bankside on 30 October, and we have added several new award categories this year...

Now just 2 weeks till Commercial Finance Expo 2018

136 exhibitors will be there to greet you at the NACFB's annual Commercial Finance Expo on June 20th. Don't miss it!


GDPR: now the dust is settling

Jan Szmigin, Editor of Leasing World, reviews the landscape after the GDPR deadline has passed.


Zero interest for over 3 million SMEs

More than three fifths of SMEs in Britain are not earning any interest on their business savings, and six in ten (65pct) SMEs hold a business savings account with the same provider as their personal savings


Close Brothers Sales Academy focuses on diversity

Close Brothers' next iteration of its Sales Academy aims to attract equal numbers of male and female trainees.


Alphabet expands into Irish market

Alphabet International has extended its offering in the fleet services domain to 21 countries, with the addition of Ireland to its list of markets across Europe, Australia and China.


Acquisition of LandKreditt Finans AS

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announced on Tues 13 February the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the 100pct acquisition of a Norwegian leader in agricultural leasing, Landkreditt Finans AS. This operation will be finalised by the end of the first half of 2018, subject to the agreement of the various supervisory authorities. With this acquisition, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is laying the first milestone of its expansion in the Nordic countries, reinforcing its position as Europe’s leading leasing company.



Catch up with Basel 3/4, IFRS16, aircraft, systems

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Implementing IFRS16

Ultimate IFRS16 session . .


Leaseurope launches SME Roundtable

Leaseurope is launching a series of roundtable meetings across Europe to discuss leasing as a key source of finance for SMEs. The aim is to explore the national SME financing landscape and improve the understanding of leasing as a valuable form of investment finance, as well as identifying any potential obstacles hindering its use by local SMEs and how these could be tackled at national and ultimately European levels . .


New International CEO at Bibby

Independent business funder, Bibby Financial Services (“Bibby”), has announced that Steven Box has taken on the role of International Chief Executive Officer. In addition to Bibby’s European businesses, as of 1 January 2016 he is responsible for operations in Canada, USA, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia . .


dll sale rumours

It has been widely trailered in the Dutch and international press that Rabobank Group is in preliminary talks with banks, institutional investors and private-equity firms that may bid for its leasing unit, De Lage Landen International BV, in a sale that may fetch as much as €4.5 billion, according to various sources.


Leaseurope appoints Leon Dhaene

Leaseurope, the trade association representing the European leasing and automotive rental industries in Europe, has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Leon Dhaene as Director General effective 1 December 2015. Leon Dhaene succeeds Tanguy van de Werve who left Leaseurope to join AFME, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, to head their Brussels Advocacy Office.


LeasePlan world leader

LeasePlan Corporation N.V has reached a record level of 1.5 million vehicles worldwide, a landmark it considers as confirming its global market leadership . .


A small community, a very big business

How much does it cost to get into a highly paid career in leasing, that has a touch of glamour about it? There is a way, so how might one go about it? 


Don’t try fiddling leases in Vietnam

In Vietnam, the HCM City People's Court has handed down death penalties to two former executives, one a leasing executive, for embezzling the equivalent of approximately $5.2 million and abuse of power while running state leasing companies.


Sword Apak’s 3rd Italian win

Agos Ducato (a subsidiary of Credit Agricole Consumer Finance) has become Sword Apak’s third Italian based client to date, selecting Sword Apak's state-of-the-art Wholesale Floorplanning System (WFS) v6 . .


Car paranoia for legal eagles?

Supposing a firm leases a fleet of cars from a lessor, and overnight all those cars have to be recalled for the same fault. The usual lease agreement says the lessee has to keep paying whether the asset is available to use or not. 

But what if the lease is through the car manufacturer’s leasing captive?


They should have googled it?

Did Google google their new name Alphabet before adopting the new handle? Because within a few hours of receiving the Google Alphabet announcement, our editor’s office received a terse email from Munich saying, “As being reported in the media, Google has founded a holding company called Alphabet. The website is owned by BMW Group . .


Job Board

Credit Strategy Manager – Asset Finance - Hampshire – To £65,000 salary plus £6600 per annum car allowance plus bonus to 20% of salary - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Head of Risk Management – Asset Finance – UK South location – salary range up to £100,000 , generous car allowance , performance bonus up to 50% of salary plus long term incentive plan of up to 50% of salary plus all usual large company benefits. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Relationship Director – Mid Market Bank Asset Finance – East Midlands . Base salary range to £75,000 bonus typically £15,000 of salary but potentially more , plus company car and all usual bank benefits including a very generous contributory pension. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Sales Manager – Brokers & Introducers – London, South East , Southern England Salary range extends up to £85,000 with typical bonus to 50% of base salary and potential to earn up to 75%. All usual large company benefits are provided including a company - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Collections Manager – Hard Assets – Based Central London – salary range £40,000 -£50,000 + bonus to £10,000 + benefits - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Broker Managers (2 ) Midlands & North – Salary range £45,000 - £55,000 plus earning potential of up to 75% of base salary + car allowance and all large company benefits - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Corporate Sales Manager – Transport Asset Finance – Midlands to Scottish border sales area – Base salary range up to £75,000 , + monthly paid uncapped commission plus company car and all usual large company benefits. Expected year one earnings £100,000 ye - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Business Development Manager - Technology Leasing - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Risk and Compliance Manager - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Assistant Relationship Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Assistant Relationship Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Senior Underwriter : Alternative Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Senior Operations Manager - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Sales Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
J2327 - Public Sector Sales Manager - UK, Flexible (NW Eng preferred) - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2288 - Financial Services Sales & Operations Support - France, Lyon - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2215 - Credit Analyst - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2285 - Regional Sales Manager, Construction - UK (Flexible Location) - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2277 - Corporate Sales Executive - UK Flexible (SW Eng preferred) - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2326 - Credit Manager - Germany, Mainz - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2325 - Senior Vendor Account Manager, Tech Finance - Austria, Vienna - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Account Manager - THC Recruitment
Sales Manager – Trainee level - THC Recruitment
Area Sales Manager - Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Senior Underwriter – Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Asset Finance - Assistant Relationship Manager - THC Recruitment
Sales Manager/ BDM – Office Based - THC Recruitment
Trainee Field Sales/BDM - THC Recruitment
Sales Support Coordinator – Leasing - The Oakland Partnership
Credit Underwriter – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Sales Support Executive - Financial Services - The Oakland Partnership
Sales Support Administrator – Financial Services - The Oakland Partnership
Credit Analyst – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Business Support Executive – Financial Services Recruitment - The Oakland Partnership
Credit and Risk Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
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