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P2P Finance Assocation adds ninth member
26 November, 2014 The P2P Finance Association has added P2P property lender Landbay to its membership, bringing the total number of participating companies to nine.
  • US business confidence on the rise
    26 November, 2014 Confidence among asset finance industry executives in the US rose in November, according to The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (ELFF) monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).
  • Online asset finance portal eyes £2bn SME funding target
    25 November, 2014 Online asset finance portal alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk (ABF) is targeting £2bn (€2.52bn) in SME finance after online asset finance providers TradeRiver Finance and Boost Capital joined the 11 providers already available through the platform.
  • UTB: UK brokers feel FCA changes will not affect business
    25 November, 2014 The majority of UK brokers believe the coming regulatory changes to the UK market from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will make little difference to their business, according to a survey from United Trust Bank (UTB).
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Latest Features

Modest and steady growth for leasing
19 November, 2014 Canada’s reputation for solidity extends to its leasing industry, where predictions of respectable economic growth over the next few years are matched by expectations of steady expansion in lease activity. Paul Golden reports
  • Funder attempts to reinvent its asset finance wheel
    19 November, 2014 As reported by Leasing Life last month, Funding Circle has relaunched its asset finance offering to provide a quicker service to clients. Brian Cantwell has a Q&A with James Lovett and David de Koning from Funding Circle to find out why it was...
  • Safety in securitisation
    19 November, 2014 Specialist bank Investec has backed the UK asset finance market by running securitisation vehicles on its leasing contracts to raise funds – the first £264m vehicle in 2013, and a second for a similar figure by the end of this year. Brian Cantwell...
  • France feature: Europe’s biggest struggler
    25 September, 2014 With the French economy off the pace in comparison to the UK and Germany, times are tough for the country’s leasing industry. However there are some bright spots, reports Jonathan Minter
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Blogs

The low-risk environment will return to normal
19 November, 2014 Speaking to other funders across the asset finance industry it seems that we’re all pleased with how our businesses are performing and it’s great to feel like we are in a growing market at long last.
  • Avoid the pitfalls and embrace the new
    19 November, 2014 Start-up opportunities seem to find me! This is the third time that I’ve been involved with bringing a new business to the UK asset finance marketplace. There’s certainly no point in getting older unless you get a bit wiser. Having a demonstrable...
  • Acquisitions proof of growing confidence
    25 September, 2014 The UK motor finance market and the wider asset finance sector give cause for optimism and should attract investment capital, say Peter Landers and Christian Roelofs
  • The harvest is in
    17 September, 2014 When the phone rings in our offices, it’s very often from brokers looking for advice in starting out in the industry. It puts us in a bit of a dilemma. On the one hand, if we extend a hand to brokers with no experience, we dilute the NACFB brand....
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