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BVRLA calls for diesel scrappage scheme in ‘manifesto’
23 May, 2017 The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) has called on the UK’s three main parties to develop a diesel scrappage scheme, as it outlined its priorities for an upcoming government to address.
  • RateSetter hires ex-GE Capital UK CRO Wright
    23 May, 2017 Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has appointed Joanna Wright, former chief risk officer, UK, at GE Capital, to head its own risk department, filling a vacancy that had been untaken for almost 6 months.
  • 1pm acquires Tracx Finance for £5.25m
    18 May, 2017 SME finance provider 1pm has acquired Tracx Finance, the owner of invoice finance provider Gener8 Finance for £5.25m (€6.15m) in cash.
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Latest Features

A cycle of innovation and disruption
07 April, 2017 Leasing Life’s inaugural Chief Executives’ Lending Forum took place on 29 March at Holborn Bars, London. The event brought together banks, lessors and others to discuss key trends and developments relating to the future of lending to SMEs. Saad...
  • Defining the relationship
    07 April, 2017 Arrangements between lessors and vendors to provide point-of-sale finance for products are nothing new, but as customer needs change, lessors must balance revenue priorities with customer demands, and the preferences of vendor partners. Saad Ahmed...
  • Balkan optimism
    07 April, 2017 Ongoing political instability has failed to dampen the optimism of lease industry participants in Bulgaria buoyed by a steady increase in new business over the last three years, writes Paul Golden.
  • US focus on UK equipment finance
    07 April, 2017 Roy Royer, Somerset Equipment Finance’s head of business development in the UK, talks to Brian Cantwell about the move of funding capital towards the UK, the effects of Brexit and the uncertainty surrounding it, and where his business is finding...
  • Broker focus, market share
    13 March, 2017 Nathan Mollett, head of asset finance distribution at Metro Bank, talks to Brian Cantwell about Metro Bank’s new online platform, its recruitment, and its broker and asset finance strategies
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Blogs

What it is: disruptive innovation
19 April, 2017 Peter Thomas, executive director of the Leasing Foundation, gives an overview of new technologies that will impact the leasing industry. This month’s focus is disruptive innovation
  • Warnings and worries over IFRS 16
    19 April, 2017 IFRS 16, the new lease accounting standard, is due to become effective in 2019; Leaseurope, the trade body representing the leasing sector in Europe, questions whether it is in the ‘European public good’. Leasing Life looks at Leaseurope’s...
  • The growth of niche lenders
    31 March, 2017 Rob Lankey, chief executive of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) discusses sizes of small and medium enterprises.
  • A warning from the credit-crunch UK chancellor
    13 March, 2017 Leasing Life editor Brian Cantwell reflects on the comments from Alistair Darling at the FLA dinner, as the former Chancellor cautions the leasing market about the potential volatility of the Brexit negotiations.
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