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Hampshire Trust Bank moves in London 18 September, 2014 | By Jonathan Minter
Challenger bank Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has moved its central London headquarters from Cannon Street to Finsbury Square, a move it says will support future growth for its commercial lending.
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Investec plans second UK securitisation bond
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Brian Cantwell UK challenger bank Investec is planning to launch a second securitisation bond on its small-ticket loan book by the end of this year, according to a senior executive at the bank.
Davenham Asset Finance has senior reshuffle
Thursday, September 18, 2014 by Jonathan Minter Within a year of its launch, Davenham Asset Finance has recruited two business development managers and promoted a head of sales.
Zenith to fund and manage 4,200 vehicle fleet
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Jonathan Minter Fleet funder and management Zenith has been appointed to manage and fund the 4,200 vehicle fleet of housing company Mears Group.
Shawbrook loan book value nears £500m
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by Jonathan Minter The loan book of the asset finance arm of UK challenger bank Shawbrook grew 30% to £497m (€662.8m) for the six months ending 30 June 2014, compared to the same period in 2013.
Investec passes £2bn of UK equipment loans mark
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Investec Asset Finance has provided £2bn (€2.5bn) of total financing for equipment to UK businesses since its establishment eight years ago, according to a statement from the firm.
Unicredit launches €1.3bn Italian leasing securitisation
Monday, September 15, 2014 by Mike Cobb UniCredit Leasing, the asset finance arm of Italian bank UniCredit, has launched a €1.3bn leasing securitisation according to a statement from the firm.
European leasing profits climb 15.1% to €648m
Monday, September 15, 2014 by Jonathan Minter European leasing company profits rose 15.1% to €648m from this time last year, according to Leaseurope’s market index for Q2.
Manheim: used van market bucks ‘August apathy’
Friday, September 12, 2014 by Brian Cantwell The used van market shrugged off seasonal apathy usually seen in August to push average prices at auction up by more than 15% over the past year, according to remarketing company Manheim.
Fleet Friday: Mobiles and tax
Friday, September 12, 2014 by Brian Cantwell A weekly round up of Fleet news form the UK and around Europe: This week, tax, mobiles and white labels. By Brian Cantwell
Bluestone acquires debt collection business Empingham
Thursday, September 11, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Bluestone Credit Management, the financial services firm owned by a consortium including private equity firm LDC and Australian bank Macquarie, has acquired specialist UK debt collection agency Empingham Limited for an undisclosed amount.

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