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Close AF gets closer to Imperial Commercials

In one of the first deals of its kind in the UK, Close Brothers Asset Finance and Imperial Commercials have entered into a partnership that aims to make it easier and more affordable for firms to meet the challenging low emission targets that are set to be implemented by 2022. Imperial Commercials has 40 dealerships across the UK and is part of Motus Group...

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Dallmeier partners with White Oak UK

 White Oak UK and Dallmeier (one of the world’s leading suppliers of network-based video surveillance systems) have announced a new partnership aimed at offering finance solutions to Dallmeier UK business customers. White Oak UK’s vendor finance programme will allow Dallmeier to provide solutions to those customers that do not have access to up-front capital...

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New Head of Business Partnering at HHF

 Henry Howard Finance Group (“HHF”) has appointed a new Head of Business Partnering. Magda Hayman will drive the alignment of the finance function to the strategic aims of the business with a particular focus on reporting and business insight... 

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PCF partners with Code Investing

 CODE Investing and PCF Bank have announced a strategic partnership to provide vehicle and asset finance to the UK SME sector. As an institutional partner to CODE Investing, PCF will gain direct lending access to qualified SMEs that require hire purchase and leasing finance to help them acquire a wide range of business-critical assets...

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Ignition makes Top 20

The Truro-based provider of vehicle and asset finance for UK SMEs, Ignition, has made the Western Morning News Fast Growth 75 list for the fifth consecutive year, and has been placed in the top 20 for the second year running...

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AF-PA splashes out next Thursday

AF-PA holds its pre-Christmas event in exactly one week's time, sampling this year's Beaujolais Nouveau at Harry's Bar in London and, of course, raising money for their nominated charitable cause for 2018, St Giles School in South Croydon...

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All the winners of our Leasing World Awards 2018

Leasing World is now delighted to share with its readers the full list of all the winners at Tuesday night's Awards Dinner. We'll be contacting the winners separately to share with them pictures and winners' logos, while others wil be able to see a full gallery of photographs from the night in the next issues of BrokerWorld and Leasing World magazines...

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Unsecured auto finance lending nears £60bn

Recent evidence from the Bank of England shows that unsecured personal loans providers have significantly tightened their underwriting. In 2017, UK secured finance to acquire vehicles totalled £44 billion, with unsecured lending for vehicles reached £58 billion...

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HHF increases funding by £51m

 Henry Howard Finance has received a second £51m tranche of funding from the British Business Bank, the UK government-owned economic development bank, under the Bank’s ENABLE Funding programme. The facility comes on top of an existing £51m asset finance facility granted in 2016...

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Sopra snaps up Sword Apak

Sopra Steria has acquired 100pct of Sword Apak, which develops specialised lending solutions for car loans and asset finance. This acquisition rounds out Cassiopae’s offering (loan financing and fleet or personal leasing) with inventory financing solutions for car dealers and other distribution networks...

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Back to school with BLME and Accolade

Accolade Education Finance Limited has relaunched its school and academy operating lease finance offering with a committed funding facility from Bank of London and The Middle East...

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PCF reports strong year-on-year growth

PCF Group plc has issued an update for the year ended 30 September 2018 and is pleased to report that trading is in line with market expectations. The company reports that new business originations are 75pct ahead of last year at £148 million (2017: £85 million)...

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#LWAwards18 shortlists + one new category added

Today Leasing World can share with you one new awards category shortlist, for the Lessor of the Year Award, as well as giving a recap of all the shortlists published to date...

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Leasing World announces Service Excellence shortlist

Our Service Excellence Award, sponsored by Siemens Financial Services Ltd, rewards the most exceptional exhibitions of customer service in the leasing and asset finance industry, and we have whittled the shortlist down to six companies...

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White Oak UK opens doors in vendor finance

 White Oak UK and ASSA ABLOY have announced a new partnership aimed at offering finance solutions to ASSA ABLOY UK business customers. White Oak UK, who rebranded from LDF in July, has been providing flexible business finance solutions in the UK for more than 30 years...

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#LWAwards18 shortlists, full update

With less than three weeks to go until Leasing World's 10th Awards Dinner (October 30th), we're continuing to roll out the awards shortlists, and today we're adding Top Asset Finance Legal Team to the list of lists...

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PCF to acquire Azule

PCF Group plc (“PCF”) has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, PCF Bank Limited, has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Azule Limited for a total consideration of up to £5.6 million. The acquisition provides for an initial consideration of c.£4.1 million, and will immediately enhance Group earnings...

 

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CPF in first vendor scheme

Less than five months since launching, Construction Plant Finance Ltd is delighted to have clinched its first Vendor scheme in partnership with another dynamic new name to enter the UK construction industry. Construction Plant Finance will be partnering JC Mac Ltd in providing them with a fully branded Vendor Sales-Aid programme...

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New Chief Operating Officer at Hitachi Capital

 Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC has appointed Jonathan Biggin as Chief Operating Officer. Jonathan brings over 20 years of experience in financial services to the role, having held senior positions at Barclays, American Express, Bank of America and Lloyds Banking Group...

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Four more shortlists for 2018 Leasing World Awards

With less than four weeks to go until the Leasing World Awards Dinner 2018 on October 30th, we continue to roll out the shortlists for this year's multiple award categories...

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British Business Bank doubles Simply Asset Finance’s facility

 Simply Asset Finance has announced the agreement of a second tranche of its asset finance facility from the British Business Bank. Together, the two rounds of financing will provide more than £120m of funding...

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New MD at Close Brothers Asset Finance GmbH

Close Brothers Asset Finance has appointed Joachim Otto to lead its German business, based in Mainz. Joachim, who joins from IKB Leasing, is a Leasing specialist with 30 years’ experience ...

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WFW advises BNP Paribas on US$116m refinance

Watson Farley & Williams has advised BNP Paribas Hong Kong Branch as facility agent on a US$116.5m loan facility to AVIC International Leasing Co., Ltd. The facility is being used to finance five product tankers under a sale and leaseback transaction...

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CIT completes sale of European rail business

CIT Group Inc. has announced that it completed the sale of NACCO, its European rail leasing business, for net proceeds of $1.1 billion (approx £840 million). The sale was completed in two separate transactions and included approximately $1.2 billion in assets, and the operations and assets were sold to German-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft ("VTG")...

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Invigors welcomes new Netherlands Senior Consultant

The Asset Finance consulting and services firm Invigors EMEA LLP, the European arm of The Alta Group, today announced that Frans Jansen, formerly Vice President of Doosan Infracore Financial Solutions, has joined the firm as Senior Consultant in The Netherlands. Jansen brings more than 25 years of pan-European finance experience in the captive and vendor finance markets.

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DLL stimulates circular business for SMEs

The European Investment Bank ("EIB") has signed an agreement with DLL establishing more support for Dutch and Belgian SME and mid-cap companies from DLL’s Life Cycle Asset Management Program. The credit facility includes EUR 100 million and enables Dutch and Belgian companies committed to sustainable and circular business to benefit from a lower interest rate.

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Alphabet expands into Russian market

The company’s cooperation with leasing partner Major Profi gives developing Russian market access to full operational leasing products and services.

 

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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.

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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.

 

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

International and EMEA leasing news is available on the Leasing World International APP for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, and is free to download. For those looking to view on their PC . .

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Implementing IFRS16

Ultimate IFRS16 session . .

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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 . .

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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 . .

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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.

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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.

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Job Board

J2369 - Relationship Director - UK, Manchester / NW Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2365 - Internal Account Manager, Hard Assets - UK, SW London / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2285 - Regional Sales Manager, Construction - UK (Flexible Location) - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2325 - Senior Vendor Account Manager, Tech Finance - Austria, Vienna - New Leaf Search
J2225 - Asset Finance Consultant, IT Finance - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2340 - Sales Support Administrator - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2359 - Credit Manager - UK, SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Strategic Initiatives Manager – Location flexible – salary range up to £75,000 + bonus , company car , generous pension and other benefits. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Chief Operating Officer – Asset Finance – Midlands – Salary and car allowance combined will total up to c£90,000 + performance bonus , plus all usual benefits. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Account Manager – IT Finance – Austria – Vienna area location preferred , on target earnings up to €120,000 with uncapped potential , base to variable mix 60/40 and you can be paid monthly at your on target earnings. Excellent accelerators apply once annu - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Territory Manager – Construction Finance – South Midland & South West area East to Reading – Ideal location Bristol to Worcester – Salary range up to £52,000 ( max ) + bonus up to 20% of salary plus company car and excellent benefits. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Partner Development Account Executive – IT Finance – Munich area location required – on target earnings €120,000 to €140,000 and you can elect to be paid monthly at your full on target earnings level. Accelerators are paid at 250% of normal rate once ann - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Account Manager – Office Equipment – South of Oxford location required – Base salary up to £50,000 ( possibly slightly more for an exceptional applicant ) , quarterly paid commission 60/40 mix so £80,000 OTE at £50,000 base. Plus company car and benefits - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Broker Manager – North West – Salary range to c£55,000 typical average monthly commissions for an on target performance is > £4000 per month and with totally uncapped earning potential. All usual large company benefits including a company car and a gener - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Credit Analyst – Asset/Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Fintech Business Lending - Sales Support/Credit - THC Recruitment
BDM - Prestige Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Head of Dealer/Broker Finance - Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Area Sales Manager - Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Pre-sales Consultant - Specialist Finance Software - THC Recruitment
Assistant Relationship Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
New Business Administrator - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Underwriter - Invoice Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Account Manager - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Sales Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Operations Manager - Asset Finance and Leasing - CBC Resourcing Solutions
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