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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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HTB high fives brokers

Back in June this year, HTB developed and rolled out Document Generation ("Doc Gen") software which enables automatic documentation generation, saving time and improving accuracy for brokers. To encourage the uptake of Doc Gen, HTB launched an incentive programme to reward the five introducers who paid out the highest number of deals using Doc Gen...

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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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CivilisedBank strengthens Board

 CivilisedBank has announced the appointment of Rajan Kapoor to the Board as Non-Executive Director and Chair of its Audit Committee as well as its Remuneration Committee. At its launch (anticipated in 2019), CivilisedBank will serve businesses through working capital solutions and cash management, including asset finance.

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British Business Bank points to Compass

Compass Business Finance has become an accredited lender under the British Business Bank’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (“EFG”) programme. Bernie Skivington, Director, Guarantee and Wholesale Solutions at British Business Bank, said, “Accrediting Compass under the EFG programme will enable them to support more smaller businesses that are working successfully, but which might otherwise struggle to acquire business critical equipment or machinery that can boost their growth.”

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UTB’s Asset Finance appointment is 200th staff member

 United Trust Bank has appointed Daniel Idowu to the role of Support Officer in its Asset Finance division and he becomes the growing Bank’s 200th member of staff and the 50th person to join UTB this year. The Bank continues to expand in its Moorgate head office in Citypoint and has also opened a satellite office in Bolton...

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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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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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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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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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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

J2403 - Sales Support - UK, Amersham - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2402 - Internal Business Development Manager, IT Leasing - UK, Amersham - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2325 - Senior Vendor Account Manager, Tech Finance - Austria, Vienna - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2401 - Customer Service Executive - UK, SE Eng / Thames Valley - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2357 - Assistant Relationship Manager - UK, SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2181c - Field Sales Operations Specialist - Romania, Bucharest - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2181b - Field Sales Operations Specialist - UK, Thames Valley - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Sales Director - Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Regional Sales Manager - Commercial Vehicle Finance - THC 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
Credit Administrator - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Customer Services Team Leader - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Customer Care Team Leader - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Fraud Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Payouts / Operations Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Internal Account Manager : Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
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
Business Development Manager - Middle Ticket Asset Finance – Glasgow Preferred salary range up to £65,000 , exceptionally more may be available , plus £5000+ car allowance plus excellent commission plan paying 25% of gross profit generated. Commission - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Internal Business Development Manager – IT Vendors ( office based telephone work ) OTE is £60,000 earnings are uncapped plus a good basic salary of £30,000. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Business Development Manager – Manufacturing & Engineering Asset Finance –Essex , Kent , East & West Sussex Salary up to £50,000 plus up to 8% of gross profit paid on every deal paid monthly & paid on every transaction plus volume bonuses of up to - Robinson Toms Recruitment
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
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