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ABN Amro Lease appoints German MD
28 July, 2014 ABN Amro Lease has appointed Knut Espeler as managing director for Germany from 1 August in preparation for its domestic launch in the country later in 2014.
  • US business up 5%: ELFA
    24 July, 2014 US new business volumes were up 5% year-on-year for the month of June, and up 3% year-to-date, according to the US Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).
  • CIT in $3.4bn OneWest Bank acquisition
    23 July, 2014 US commercial lending and leasing service company CIT is to acquire OneWest Bank for $3.4bn (€2.5bn) in cash and stock, after signing a definitive agreement and plan of merger with OneWest’s parent company, IMB Holdo.
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Latest Features

In-house leader sets out to build a one-stop service
24 July, 2014 Lombard’s managing director Richard Hemsley discusses his strategy with Jonathan Minter
  • Country focus – Poland
    24 July, 2014 After a number of difficult years, 2013 marked a turning point in the fortunes of the Polish leasing industry and indications are that this positive trend will continue as investment sentiment improves. Paul Golden reports
  • The quest for capital
    17 July, 2014 With increasing banking regulation and reserve capital requirements causing bank lending to drop, asset finance providers are having to look to pastures new for their funding needs, as Mike Cobb reports
  • Plant and construction feature: Cautious optimism at best
    02 July, 2014 Although the worst may well be over, the depressed European market in plant and construction is picking up in a patchy way across the continent. Paul Golden reviews the various markets and speaks to some of the industry’s key insiders
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Blogs

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
  • Editor's letter: Sunshine and optimism
    25 June, 2014 As I look out of the window at another fine June day in London I, like all of us, is hoping we get, for once, a glorious summer full of sunny weather.
  • Devolution vs the Bank of England
    17 June, 2014 From the NACFB’s London base, we’ve maintained an effort to represent all the corners of the UK as well as we’re able, but now the devolution vote is drawing closer it’s a good time to reassess how a split might affect the commercial finance broker.
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