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Credo prepares for kick-off

Credo Canaryball Rally Credo Asset Finance are on the lookout to recruit 20 teams to join them as they travel across Europe and visit the three stadiums that Norwich City Football Club played in during their 1993/1994 UEFA Cup Run. The ‘Canaryball Rally’' will see teams starting in Norwich, before driving to Arnhem, Munich and finally Milan, all in the aid of their chosen charity Community Sports Foundation...

 

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HTB makes new appointments

Russ Fitzgerald Hampshire Trust Bank has announced the promotion of Louise McIntosh to Operations Director and the appointment of Nigel Pearce as a Senior Underwriter within its Specialist Business Finance division. Louise has been central to driving the growth of the Specialist Business Finance division since she joined HTB earlier this year, while Nigel brings over two decades of experience to the company...

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Performance Finance acquires Integra

Leasing World News Performance Finance has announced that it has acquired Integra Asset Finance, a specialist in finance for the aesthetics market. The purchase sees Performance Finance expand its reach in the medical professions finance sector, but there are no plans to replace the Integra Asset Finance brand, and lending to the aesthetic sector will still trade under the Integra name... 

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FLA figures remain positive

FLA logo The latest figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (“FLA”) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) in November was at a similar level to the same month in 2017.  The plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors reported new business up in November by 9pct and 8pct respectively...

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HHF sponsors football centre

Paul Parry Newport’s first indoor football centre, run by former Cardiff City star Paul Parry, has secured sponsorship deal that will help to encourage more people to get involved in the sport. Langstone-based Henry Howard Finance has committed £10,000 over a two year period to the initiative in a bid to support local entrepreneurship...

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HTB launches Specialist Business Finance

Jon Maycock Hampshire Trust Bank (“HTB”) has announced the relaunch of its Asset Finance division as Specialist Business Finance. The new structure comprises broker asset finance, wholesale lending and a series of specialist business lines, the first of which is Structured Asset Finance...

 

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Amicus Asset Finance gains additional funding

Robert Keep Following the recent announcement that Amicus Asset Finance Group Limited has entered back into private ownership, it has now gained additional support commitments from its senior debt providers enabling the growth of the book to over £50 million in the next twelve months, helping reinforce the company's commitment to the asset finance market...

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The Long Read: Difference in Charges

Julian Rose In the first of a regular series, this Long Read column is written for us by Julian Rose, director of the consultancy firm Asset Finance Policy. He addresses the issues raised by the Difference-in-Charges ("DiC") broker commission model. DiC might have the appearance of incentivising brokers to charge customers more, but for business finance that’s rarely the reality of the situation, for a range of reasons...

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Asset Finance guru joins LUV FS

Mike NolanLUV Financial Solutions have taken the next step in their ambitious growth plans. In keeping with the company strategy LUV FS have appointed Mike Nolan to create an own book facility to complement the asset finance brokerage and the used car finance operation...

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D&D Leasing is now DND Finance

Bill DostD&D Leasing has changed its name to DND Finance and has made a key appointment with Tara Skewes now in position as President of the Canadian Operations. Co-founder Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost explained that D&D Leasing had become more than just a leasing company, offering loans, professional loans, equipment leases, vehicle finance and now a credit card...

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HTB selects MatsSoft

Jon Maycock Hampshire Trust Bank has formed a strategic partnership with software provider MatsSoft to further its digital development proposition. This technology enables digital innovation, process and customer experience improvements, accelerates mobility and achieves quality and compliance for the bank.

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Amicus Asset Finance goes it alone

 Robert KeepFollowing a little under four years in the ownership of Amicus Finance Plc, Amicus Asset Finance Group Limited has entered back into private ownership. Robert Keep, Managing Director at Amicus Asset Finance Group Limited, said, “We have a great team here, excellent support from our bankers and senior debt providers and an active introducer network...We look forward to a great year in 2019!"

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New executive shines at STAR

Andrew Kenny STAR Asset Finance Limited (“SAFL”) has welcomed Andrew Kenny as a field sales executive for the Group. Based out of Sheffield, Kenny will be able to visit more remote customers for the Group, as well as help to develop the leasing market with a more personalised approach up north. He has worked extensively in the banking business for over 7 years, initially beginning his career with RBS, before moving to NatWest...

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Allica is new name for CivilisedBank

Leasing World News graphic CivilisedBank (“the Bank") has announced that it has changed its name to Allica. Due to launch in 2019, Allica aims to give customers access to a team of banking experts with extensive business finance experience, and effortless digital banking underpinned by the best of digital technology. When launched in 2019, Allica aims to be a digital SME bank which will offer business customers a service that fits what they need...

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Academy Leasing thinking of ice cream

ice cream As the days are at their shortest and the frost is settling, it falls to Academy Leasing, asset-based lender and part of the 1pm plc group of specialist finance companies, to arrange £2 million in asset funding for ice cream equipment business Carpigiani UK. It seems not everyone has forgotten 2018's record summer temperatures...

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FLA raises a glass to a confident 2019

Stephen Sklaroff The FLA has predicted a confident start to 2019, judging from its own latest data. The Association's markets “will continue to thrive whatever happens over the next few months.  We have seen ample proof of that, both during the financial crisis of nearly ten years ago, and more recently in the aftermath of the referendum on EU membership.”

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Hitachi Capital helps hospital charity

Hitachi Capital’s elite cycling squad, Team Hitachi400, recently made a formal presentation of a cheque for £33,000 to The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital charity, following a gruelling four-day fundraising cycle ride from the UK to France. Over the course of four days in September, the team pedalled 400 miles crossing the channel and finished their marathon journey in Bordeaux...

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HTB in Game of Thrones

On Tuesday 11th December, more than a dozen brokers met in the boardroom of Hampshire Trust Bank's Bishopsgate office for a broker feedback session as it prepares for 2019. The baroque decor of the Temple in the nearby Andaz hotel provided the Game of Thrones style backdrop for a Christmas lunch afterwards...

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1pm opens graduate scheme

1pm plc has launched its first graduate scheme, offering final-year university students the opportunity to get their foot on the financial sector’s ladder. The finance provider is looking to recruit two graduates to cover its northern and southern offices...

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Commitment rewarded at NACFB Gala Dinner

Investec Asset Finance and industry stalwart Graham Hill were among the many recipients of awards at last night's NACFB Gala Dinner. It was Investec who took home the trophy for Leasing and Asset Provider of the Year, while Graham was given the Lifetime Contribution Award...

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FLA flags up need for new redress mechanism

Simon Goldie, FLA Head of Asset Finance, writes, "Although the Financial Conduct Authority has publicly confirmed its intention to extend the remit of the Financial Ombudsman Service to cover such complaints, this was not the FCA’s original preference. But because a tribunal system would have required primary legislation, the view has been taken that – in the short term at least – giving larger SMEs access to FOS is the best that can be done..."

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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

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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

Broker Manager/Motor and Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Operations Manager Asset/Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Credit Administrator – Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Broker Support - Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Operations/Sales Support Manager- Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Collections and Recoveries Team Leader – Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Wholesale Operations Supervisor - Vehicle Finance - THC Recruitment
Assistant Relationship Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance -London - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Field Auditor - Invoice Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Assistant Relationship Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Sales Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
New Business Administrator - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Manager – SME & SME Asset Finance – Glasgow – salary up to £45,000 plus bonus plus excellent benefits, applications also considered from Credit Analysts but at a lower salary. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Business Development Manager – Middle Ticket Asset Finance – location flexible – Salary £60,000 , on target earnings c£90,000 , quarterly paid commission with ability to earn to 100% of salary as a minimum with further accelerators by approval. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Credit Analyst – Asset Finance - South Hampshire £55,000 - £60,000 salary + up to 20% of base salary bonus plus usual large company benefits - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Senior Credit Manager – Hampshire but part home based – salary range up to £80,000 + bonus of up to 20% of salary plus company car plus all usual benefits. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
UK and Ireland Sales Director – Hard Assets - Dealer Finance – Salary range up to £100,000 bonus potential up to 35% - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Relationship Director Corporate Asset Finance – Commercial Vehicle focused – Salary range up to £100,000 , realistic bonus of 20-25% potential to 35% , plus excellent bank benefits strong pension , company car , life and health cover . Location fle - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Senior Business Developers – Hard Assets – flexible location - base salary range up to £100,000 + very substantial bonuses , plus all usual bank benefits. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
J2414 - Sales Manager, Technology Finance - UK, SE Eng / Mids preferred - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2398 - Credit Underwriter, Small Ticket - UK, Richmond / SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2393 - Head of Technology Vendor - UK, SE Eng / London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2406 - Technology Buy Back Sales Manager - UK, Flexible - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2285 - Regional Sales Manager, Construction - UK (Flexible Location) - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2400 - Finance Controller - UK, Richmond / SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2225 - Asset Finance Consultant, IT Finance - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
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