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Investec passes £2bn of UK equipment loans mark
16 September, 2014 Investec Asset Finance has provided £2bn (€2.5bn) of total financing for equipment to UK businesses since its establishment eight years ago, according to a statement from the firm.
  • Manheim: used van market bucks ‘August apathy’
    12 September, 2014 The used van market shrugged off seasonal apathy usually seen in August to push average prices at auction up by more than 15% over the past year, according to remarketing company Manheim.
  • Fleet Friday: Mobiles and tax
    12 September, 2014 A weekly round up of Fleet news form the UK and around Europe: This week, tax, mobiles and white labels. By Brian Cantwell
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Latest Features

Country Focus: Regulation to the rescue
28 August, 2014 A concerted effort by the government in Italy stands to benefit leasing companies in the struggling Mediterranean economy. As the first signs of recovery peek over the horizon, the country’s biggest leasing players stand to reap the benefits of a...
  • Merger and acquisition myths debunked
    20 August, 2014 Leasing Life speaks to a number of accountants in order to dispel the misconceptions and get a more complete idea of what is driving so many companies to explore the M&A markets at the moment despite a still weak economic environment. Mike Cobb...
  • Steady wins the race
    20 August, 2014 Martin Nixon of United Trust Bank tells Jonathan Minter about the advantages of using brokers, and how United Trust Bank’s measured approach to growth has resulted in consistent growth
  • Feature: Small businesses to drive fleet lease growth
    13 August, 2014 With full-service leasing now a very mature market among large enterprises across many parts of northern Europe, pan-European lease firms are looking down the commercial scale for growth opportunities. Paul Golden reports
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Blogs

The role of the leasing sector as the UK’S economic recovery strengthens
13 August, 2014 It’s clear that all members of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have a very significant role to play in helping to secure the UK’s economic recovery. The sector has been pivotal to the upturn thus far, providing more than £22bn in funding...
  • The case for self-discipline and just talking to each other
    31 July, 2014 Anyone hear the word 'governance' and want to run a mile these days? I wonder if the word has slightly transformed in meaning over the recent past to become more a synonym for compliance with external regulations. Good governance practices, in a...
  • Billionaires at the races
    18 July, 2014 It was great to be invited by Santander to Ayr for the horse races in early July. The NACFB got to sponsor a couple of races, and the horse we backed came in a winner, which would have been excellent news if only we had staked more than two pounds...
  • Leasing ups its game
    17 July, 2014 With the crushing, inevitable, group exit for England in the FIFA World Cup still fresh in the mind, I can at least take solace in the hours of entertaining football played by the other nations competing throughout the tournament. While dreams of...
  • Numbers that speak for themselves
    25 June, 2014 The asset finance and leasing industry has proven the benefits of itself since the start of the credit crisis and has the stats to back it up. So why aren’t more lessors joining the market across the continent? Chris Boobyer asks why this is the case
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