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Leaseurope survey predicts shaky 2012

Leaseurope survey predicts shaky 2012

Confidence is down among leasing professionals across Europe, despite the majority expecting increased new business in the first half of the new year, according to Leaseurope. Together with equipment leasing and asset finance consultancy Invigors EMEA, Leaseurope has published results of the December 2011 European Business Confidence Survey.

Make your marketing more valuable

Make your marketing more valuable

Linsay Duncan explains why there is vast revenue growth potential to be found in turning marketing into a strategic partner.

The benefits of asset-based finance

The benefits of asset-based finance

Even amid economic stagnation asset-backed finance is providing timely support to UK SMEs and helping them to third quarter growth, says Evette Orams.

Collections nightmares

Collections nightmares

Ever found yourself on the runway of a developing nation’s airport about to repossess some long-sought asset, only to be surrounded by a private militia wielding former Soviet machine guns?

Benelux countries laid low

Benelux countries laid low

The leasing market in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg continues, like most of Europe, to suffer, at least to a certain extent, under the pall of the Eurozone crisis. Claire Hack reports.

Fleet Friday VII: BVRLA, Volkswagen, DVLA, Zenith

Fleet Friday VII: BVRLA, Volkswagen, DVLA, Zenith

The BVRLA looks forward to government initiatives, Volkswagen starts a fleet trial, ACFO predict more company car use, and what day of the week you're most likely to be in an RTA.

3 is a magic number for Barclays Corporate

3 is a magic number for Barclays Corporate

Barclays Corporate is set to strengthen its asset finance division with three new hires. Richard Pretty joins as a relationship director within the Strategic Asset Finance team, focusing on big-ticket deals for the Barclays Corporate’s clients outside the UK. Prior to this, Pretty worked for IBM Global Financing.

Irish Life to sell leasing and loan books

Irish Life to sell leasing and loan books

Irish Life & Permanent is set to sell its combined £500m car loan and agricultural leasing business run by Permanent TSB Finance.

FLA welcomes Osborne’s autumn statement

FLA welcomes Osborne’s autumn statement

The Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) says it is “pleased” with Chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement, and has announced a scheme run in cooperation with the government to make additional finance available to businesses using asset finance delivery channels.

Captives helping to boost fleet says LPM

Captives helping to boost fleet says LPM

Captives have helped drive a 24% increase in finance for UK commercial fleets in the last year, according to lease management firm LPM Outsourcing. A funding gap left by increasingly cautious banks is being filled by the captive finance arms of vehicle manufacturers and the opportunities may even attract new captives to the market, according to LPM’s Ian Dennis.


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