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Leaseurope: European leasing industry optimistic for H2 28 August, 2015 | By Sotiris Kanaris
European leasing industry players are expecting business volumes to increase in the second half of 2015, according to a business confidence survey by European leasing trade association Leaseurope and leasing consultancy Invigors EMEA.
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Nordea appoints new group CEO and COO
Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris The board of directors of Nordea Bank has appointed Casper von Koskull as the new president and group chief executive officer, and Torsten Hagen Jørgensen as the new group chief operating officer and deputy chief executive officer.
BVRLA: Leasing broker sector sees 10% growth in H1
Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris Broker volumes for car and van leasing grew to 179,935 units in the first six month of 2015, up 10% from the end of 2014, according to a poll of funders by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).
Aldermore profits up 109% in H1
Thursday, August 27, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris UK challenger bank Aldermore saw its first-half profits more than double, as underlying profit before tax rose by 109% year-on-year to £44m (€60m).
Former HSBC executive joins Shawbrook
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris HSBC veteran Paul Lawrence has joined UK challenger bank Shawbrook as an independent non-executive director.
Audi launches finance calculator for fleet customers
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 by Jonathan Minter Audi has released an online finance calculator designed to produce instant contract hire quotes tailored to fleet customers.
ELFA: US leasing business grows 4% in July
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris US new business volumes were up 4% year-on-year for the month of July at $8.2bn (€7.13bn), according to a survey by the US Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA).
Lex Autolease: Motorists open to new vehicle technology systems
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris Drivers are increasingly open to new technologies currently being introduced to cars, a survey by UK fleet company Lex Autolease found.
DLL profits soar by 13.9% in H1
Monday, August 24, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris Dutch lessor DLL saw its net profits rise by 13.9% year-on-year to €257m (£186.3m) in the first half of 2015.
US equipment finance confidence rises in August
Monday, August 24, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris After four months of decline, confidence in the US equipment finance market rose in August, month-on-month, according to the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.
Prestige Fleet Servicing secures contract extension with LeasePlan UK
Monday, August 24, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris Prestige Fleet Servicing (Prestige) has secured a two-year extension to its ‘Service Centre’ network management contract with LeasePlan UK.

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