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Shoosmiths expands to Northern Ireland with merger
02 December, 2016 Law firm Shoosmiths has expanded into Northern Ireland following a merger with Belfast firm McManus Kearney.
  • Daimler installs Goetzenberger to lead Athlon
    01 December, 2016 Daimler Financial Services (Daimler FS) has received regulatory approval for its €1.1bn (£0.9bn) acquisition of Athlon Car Lease International from DLL, first announced in July, and has installed Gero Goetzenberger to lead the business.
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Latest Features

Automatic transmission
08 November, 2016 It has long been used to calculate motor insurance premiums, but as technology advances so does fleet use of telematics. Saad Ahmed speaks to companies and consultants about developments in the technology, the benefits for fleet operators, and its...
  • New opportunities: funding growth in France
    08 November, 2016 Tax incentives and a steady (if modest) recovery in the wider economy have given the French lease market a welcome boost at a time when competition for business is especially aggressive, reports Paul Golden
  • Setting standards: what the NACFB guidelines mean for brokers
    08 November, 2016 Having provided a code of practice since 1992, the NACFB has just released its first formalised set of minimum standards. Saad Ahmed speaks to NACFB chief executive Adam Tyler, and Joanne Davis, consumer finance partner with Locke Lord, about the...
  • Brokers’ Brexit fears loom large at conference
    08 November, 2016 The annual Investec broker conference was held Manchester in October. Saad Ahmed reported back to Leasing Life about Investec’s performance and plans, and concerns expressed by brokers in attendance
  • A story of recovery in Belgium
    05 October, 2016 The Belgian lease market has rebounded strongly over the last 12 months. While lessors cannot fully explain the factors behind this expansion, or why some sectors are experiencing decline, they are confident that growth can be sustained as the...
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Blogs

Stephen Sklaroff on the activities of the FLA in 2016
02 December, 2016 In a speech given to FLA members in London last night, Finance and Leasing Association director general Stephen Sklaroff reviews a successful year for the UK leasing industry.
  • Prescriptive regulation won’t stop the cyber criminals
    22 November, 2016 At the FCA’s Fighting Financial Crime conference in London on 10th November, chief executive Andrew Bailey highlighted the role of regulation in the battle against financial crime. Ray Pompon, head of information security, North America and Asia,...
  • Who can steal a march on the banks?
    22 November, 2016 Jonathan Power, managing director, EMEA, International Decision Systems, talks about opportunities and challenges for lessors in gaining market share in new business.
  • What it is: Big Data
    08 November, 2016 Professor Peter Thomas, chief operating officer of the Leasing Foundation, gives an overview of new technologies that will impact the leasing industry. This month’s focus is Big Data
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