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Wesleyan Bank and D&D Leasing sign £20m facility

The facility, a £20million wholesale line, will allow D&D Leasing to continue to fund and serve the growing and underserved professions business sectors.


Simply good news

 Simply Asset Finance has obtained authorisation from the FCA to provide funding and credit brokering services in the consumer regulated space, meaning it is no longer operating as an appointed representative of LDF (White Oak UK).


Leaseteam is officially LTi Technology Solutions

 On Wednesday 15th August at LeaseTeam’s 2018 user conference, it was announced that the company would be changing its name to LTi Technology Solutions.



Lifecycle rides high on new investment

Formerly known as Leaseguard Group, the company has rebranded as Lifecycle following a major restructure of the business including a management buy-out, a new board and new investment to fuel its ambitious growth plan...


County Finance Group accredited

The British Business Bank has accredited County Finance Group for the Asset Finance variant of the Bank’s EFG programme.


Blue Sky Thinkers join up

Our notes from the recent Simply Asset Finance Innovation event, held on Wednesday 1st August...


NACFB backs Women in Finance Charter

The NACFB has become the first trade body in the commercial finance sector to sign up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter.


Aldermore keeps Chariots rolling

 Wakefield-based Chariots Express has agreed an increase to an existing finance facility worth £300,000 with Aldermore.


LDF officially rebranded White Oak UK

White Oak UK is using the rebrand as an opportunity to reinforce its vision of significantly developing lending levels to UK smaller businesses.


HHF reveals exceptional half year figures

Independent lender Henry Howard Finance has supported more than 30,000 companies across the UK, and now reports a year-on-year increase of 50pct in own book lending.


Recycling given added value with Metro Bank

Metro Bank has provided waste management specialists, Slicker Recycling, with a £3.5 million invoice finance facility and £1 million asset finance line, to further expand its business.


1pm goes direct to consumer with vehicle finance

1pm plc has launched its first digital online product offering for arranging consumer vehicle finance through its new website,


Registration for LIBF Diploma is open

The London Institute of Banking & Finance (“LIBF”) is now taking registrations for the Level 5 Diploma in Asset Finance. Registrations should be received by LIBF no later than 19 October, ready to start studying on 5 November 2018.


Cabot Square Capital exits LDF

 Funds managed by Cabot Square Capital have successfully completed the sale of small business lender LDF to US-based credit fund manager White Oak Global Advisors.


PayBreak secures funding from Paragon

UK Fintech firm PayBreak, a firm which specialises in innovative digital point of sale finance through online retailers, has secured an additional £15 million in funding with specialist banking group Paragon.



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.


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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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 . .


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J2276 - Collections Account Manager - UK, Gtr London / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2255 - Head of European Vendor Development - UK / Europe - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2328 - Head of Sales - UK SE Eng / Gtr London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2264 - Business Development Manager - UK (Flexible Location) - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2280 - Inside Sales Executive, Hard Assets - UK, Gtr London / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2225 - Asset Finance Consultant, IT Finance - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2288 - Financial Services Sales & Operations Support - France, Lyon - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Internal Account Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Business Development Manager – Clean Tech - The Oakland Partnership
Experienced Collections Account Manager – Financial Services - The Oakland Partnership
Credit Underwriter – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Credit Analyst – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Credit and Risk Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Area Sales Manager – Professions Finance – Yorkshire – salary range £45,000 to £50,000 , plus monthly paid commission and annual bonus. Typical total earnings of the sales team range from £70,000 to £120,000 with uncapped earning potential. All usual ben - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Area Sales Manager – Professions Finance – Midlands – salary range £45,000 to £50,000 , plus monthly paid commission and annual bonus. Typical total earnings of the sales team range from £70,000 to £120,000 with uncapped earning potential. All usual benef - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Business Development Manager – IT Vendor Finance – London or South East location preferred. On target earnings will be at least £130,000 with monthly paid commission with excellent accelerators plus a negotiable market competitive base salary. All usual l - Robinson Toms Recruitment
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
Sales Advisor – Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Marketing Manager - Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Sales Support – SNR level - THC Recruitment
Business Development Manager - THC Recruitment
Regional Development Manager - Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Asset Finance Sales - Construction and Asset Finance Manufacturer - THC Recruitment
Collections and Recoveries Manager - Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Telesales Manager - Commercial Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Assistant Relationship Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Pre-Sales Consultant - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Business Development Manager - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Business Development Manager - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Sales Support Executive - Asset Finance and Leasing - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Risk and Compliance Manager - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
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