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Paragon expands sector expertise

Paragon Banking Group’s first half results show a strong increase in asset finance lending to small and medium sized UK businesses, up 54pct.


Strong six months for PCF Group

PCF Group plc, the AIM-listed specialist bank, has just announced its results for the six months ending 31 March 2018, including a doubling in the value of new business originations.


Is the Customer Experience good enough?

 For the past three days, Leasing World has been attending EFMA’s “Channels and Customer Experience” conference in London...


Paragon gains momentum in Structured Lending arena

Paragon Banking Group’s Structured Lending team has got off to a strong start, developing a robust pipeline of future opportunities following its first high profile deal with SME funding provider Liberis.


Aldermore Academy trains 500th new broker

The Aldermore Broker Academy has supported their 500th graduate since launching the unique offering in 2014 – free of charge for the brokers attending.


Electric van market charges up

The number of electric vans on the road has hit a record high, rising to 3,880 at the end of 2017, up 30pct from 2,990 in 2016, according to new research from online business supermarket Funding Options.


Newport finance house wins business award

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has been awarded the title of ‘Wales Large Company Management Team of the Year’ at the BVCA Management Team Awards held on 3 May. 


MotoNovo collects award

MotoNovo Finance has been recognised as leading bank owned independent finance provider in front of an audience of motor finance professionals from across Europe, on April 26th.


GDPR - how consumers will act

Veritas Technologies' survey of 3000 people suggests that two in five consumers plan to take advantage of their data privacy rights within six months of GDPR coming into force on May 25th.


Aldermore choose Independent Age for 2018

Employees at Aldermore have chosen Independent Age, which offers free information and advice for older people and their families, as their Charity of the Year for 2018.


New CEO at HTB

The Board of Hampshire Trust Bank plc has announced the appointment of Matthew Wyles as the Bank's new Chief Executive Officer.


Santander helps maintain haulage momentum

Oldham-based HTF Transport Ltd has expanded its fleet following a significant asset finance facility with Santander Business Banking.


Import costs push up price of car leasing

The cost of leasing a new car in the UK has risen by 9pct in just the last year, reveals new research by UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group.


1pm boosts block discounting facilities

1pm plc has negotiated increased Block Discounting Facilities totalling £62 million. Combined with the £35 million facility with the British Business Bank this results in the Group having access in aggregate to £49.5 million of additional funding, and a total of £97 million in new and renegotiated facilities...


Shire Leasing sees future in independence

Shire Leasing Plc has decided not to proceed with a possible sale of the company and has since undergone a restructure.


Rivers does the double in FT1000

Rivers Finance Group, the holding company of Rivers Leasing Plc, has been ranked in the FT1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies for the second year running, attaining number 391 in the list.


White Oak agrees to acquire LDF

White Oak Global Advisors LLC (collectively “White Oak”) has agreed to acquire LDF Group (“LDF”). In acquiring LDF, White Oak will have over 22,000 active loans across more than 10,000 direct clients in the UK SME market,  as well as a national sales force in excess of 100 personnel across a variety of channels...


Close Brothers takes high road to North Scotland

Close Brothers Asset Finance has announced that it has appointed industry specialist, Alistair McCallum, to take responsibility for The Angus, Aberdeen and North of Scotland, Moray and Inverness and Highlands and Islands areas. 


Aldermore on track to find winning formula

Aldermore has just announced its commitment to sponsor teenage motor-racing sensation Jamie Chadwick, who is tipped to be the first female F1 driver in decades. The Bank will become Jamie’s principal backer for the British Racing Driver’s Club British Formula 3 Championship season...


British Business Bank boosts 1pm

1pm plc has announced that it has signed an asset finance facility with the British Business Bank (“BBB”) under BBB’s ENABLE Funding programme that will provide £35 million of additional funding. The new facility increases the total funding facilities available to the Group to in excess of £155 million...


Metro Bank helps horticulture to flourish

Metro Bank has recently announced that it has provided Newey Group with £10 million of senior debt, a £7 million invoice finance facility, £1 million of working capital, as well as a £500,000 asset finance solution. Newey Group is one of the UK’s largest and most advanced propagators and growers of protected ornamentals...


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.



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Implementing IFRS16

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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 . .


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

Risk Underwriter - Merchant Cash Advance Role - THC Recruitment
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Internal Account Manager - Consumer Finance - THC Recruitment
Business Development Manager – Technology Finance - THC Recruitment
Business Administrator – Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Assistant Relationship Manager – Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Head of Internal Sales – Leasing/Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Sales Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Internal Business Development Manager - Business Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
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
UK & IR Country Sales Manager – Hard Assets – location flexible – base salary to £100,000 possibly more plus 25% bonus + excellent benefits generous car allowance , very competitive pension etc. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Corporate Sales Manager – Transport Asset Finance – South of UK 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 year - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Regional Manager – Transport Asset Finance – Northants , South West Midlands , Gloucestershire - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Business Development Manager – Vendor Hard Assets – UK North – Salary range preferred to £60,000 but potentially more available , OTE £90,000 + company car and excellent benefits , uncapped earnings quarterly paid plus superb commission accelerators once - Robinson Toms Recruitment
J2301 - Operations Executive, Customer Relations - UK, Thames Valley - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2268 - Business Development Manager, Hard Assets - Netherlands, Amsterdam - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2263 - FP&A Manager - UK, Gtr London / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2255 - Head of European Vendor Development - UK / Europe - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2298b - Credit Underwriter, Flow Business - UK, SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2298 - Credit Underwriter, Middle Ticket - UK, SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2297 - Senior Wholesale Account Manager - UK, Gtr London / Herts - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Business Support Coordinator – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Credit and Risk Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Collections and Recoveries Manager - The Oakland Partnership
Collections Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Experienced Collections Account Manager – Financial Services - The Oakland Partnership
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