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BoE: banks gathering interest in UK SMEs
17 December, 2014 The Bank of England's agent report for December has found that the central bank is seeing a rise in traditional lending to SMEs.
  • IASB and FASB fail to converge on lease accounting
    12 December, 2014 Despite years of attempts, complete convergence on lease accounting has ultimately failed to materialise, as the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) prepare for their final meeting on...
  • Fleet Friday: going off road
    12 December, 2014 The weekly round up of fleet news. This week featuring Jaguar Land Rover plans in the market, Alphabet making a parking partnership, Lex counting the costs of poor driving and more
  • Lending Club shares jump 65% on US market float
    12 December, 2014 Shares in P2P market lender Lending Club jumped 65% to $24 (€19.3) per share last night after its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) launch yesterday, valuing the firm at nearly $10bn.
  • LDF receives principal status from UK regulator
    11 December, 2014 UK commercial finance group LDF has been approved by UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to help UK SME finance brokers manage regulatory responsibilities under the FCA consumer finance regime.
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Latest Features

Why the circular economy will make sense as resources fail to keep up
17 December, 2014 With world population rising fast and emerging markets rapidly increasing consumption, consumer goods waste must be stemmed and leasing of services become the norm, argues Bill Stephenson. This blog was originally published on the World Economic...
  • A healthy opportunity
    17 December, 2014 News emerged this month, through research undertaken by GE Capital, that European hospitals are looking to leasing to see them through hard times. Brian Cantwell speaks to GE’s head of health care finance team Peter Krause to find out where the...
  • Copying success from the US to Europe
    09 December, 2014 International lessor DLL, headquartered in the Netherlands, is utilising some innovative routes to market for financing copiers, with a long-term business strategy that will outlast the life cycle of the products it funds. Brian Cantwell reports
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Blogs

The true cost of compliance
17 December, 2014 Quite unusually for the NACFB, we’ve taken a lot of calls from brokers wanting to go out and get training and qualifications. In the past we’ve tried to push these things on our members, and now the pressure is coming from them.
  • 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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