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BoE: FLS SME lending down £400m 23 October, 2014 | By Brian Cantwell
The Trends in Lending report published by the Bank of England has shown that Funding for Lending Scheme net lending to SMEs in the UK is down £400m (€507.26m) this quarter.
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US private equity firm extends European energy asset finance
Thursday, October 23, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Joule Assets, the US-based energy efficiency private equity firm, has extended its asset finance across Europe and appointed Jessica Stromback as general manager and senior vice president to lead the operation.
The Captives Forum receives Chinese leasing award
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 by Brian Cantwell The Captives Forum, the equipment manufacturers trade association, has received 'industry organisation of the year' award following the China Leasing Summit in Beijing.
Ex-ING Lease veterans join Grant Thornton
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Jonathan Minter Accounting firm Grant Thornton has added two new faces to its business.
Investec Asset Finance launches container box finance team
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Investec Asset Finance (IAF) has launched of a specialist container box finance offering led by Keith Glasscoe.
FLA members on track for FCA authorisation
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 by Jonathan Minter About a third of Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) members said they were well prepared for Finance Conduct Authority (FCA) regulation at an FLA conference held on the topic at the British Library.
Lumb joins Shire Leasing as finance director
Monday, October 20, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Helen Lumb has joined Shire Leasing as finance director, after six years of running her own finance director services consultancy.
Centric rebrands as Shawbrook Business Credit
Monday, October 20, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Centric Commercial Finance has rebranded as Shawbrook Business Credit following its acquisition by Shawbrook Bank in June 2014.
Fleet Friday: It's Iconic
Friday, October 17, 2014 The weekly round up of fleet news, this week featuring Manheim value figures, telematics, and a new broker platform for Alphabet. By Jonathan Minter, Brian Cantwell and Isabella Grotto
UK Government consults on P2P lending ISA
Friday, October 17, 2014 by Brian Cantwell HM Treasury has launched a consultation on how best to include P2P loans in ISAs to allow returns to investors to be tax free, according to a statement released today.
Secure Trust Bank appoints regional sales director
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has appointed Neil Clinton as regional sales director, according to a statement from the bank.

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