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Leaseurope: European leasing industry optimistic for H2
28 August, 2015 European leasing industry players are expecting business volumes to increase in the second half of 2015, according to a business confidence survey by European leasing trade association Leaseurope and leasing consultancy Invigors EMEA.
  • Nordea appoints new group CEO and COO
    27 August, 2015 The board of directors of Nordea Bank has appointed Casper von Koskull as the new president and group chief executive officer, and Torsten Hagen Jørgensen as the new group chief operating officer and deputy chief executive officer.
  • BVRLA: Leasing broker sector sees 10% growth in H1
    27 August, 2015 Broker volumes for car and van leasing grew to 179,935 units in the first six month of 2015, up 10% from the end of 2014, according to a poll of funders by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).
  • Aldermore profits up 109% in H1
    27 August, 2015 UK challenger bank Aldermore saw its first-half profits more than double, as underlying profit before tax rose by 109% year-on-year to £44m (€60m).
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Struggling South European leasing markets en route to recovery, but with different drivers
20 August, 2015 The distribution of European leasing activity has changed since the eurozone debt crisis broke out in 2008, with South European countries’ share in the continent’s total leasing volumes slashed, writes Sotiris Kanaris
  • Georgia and the drag on recovery
    14 August, 2015 Having recovered relatively well from the global financial crisis, external factors are once again threatening Georgia’s economy – although lease companies expect growth this year writes Paul Golden
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The wisdom of retaining the plate glass window
21 August, 2015 At a book launch with one of the NACFB’s newer patrons last month, we got talking with some of our members about the legacy issues facing high street banks and the experiences some members had had with a high-profile, long-established bank that...
  • Rising margins could see banks resume SME lending
    21 August, 2015 Over the past five years the level of recruitment in leasing and other forms of SME finance has been weak. Recruitment among challenger banks and alternative finance providers has not made up for the cost-cutting and restructuring in these areas...
  • Alternative lender's new way to lend
    23 July, 2015 Norman Carson, director of business development at Boost Capital, explains arranging loans using an SME's balance sheet as the engine for repayment can help SME's get over hurdles placed by more traditional lenders.
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