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CIT appoints equipment finance group head 27 March, 2015 | By Sotiris Kanaris
Lessor CIT has appointed Eric Miller as managing director and group head of CIT Capital Equipment Finance.
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British Business Bank calls for referrals partners to help SMEs access finance
Friday, March 27, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris The British Business Bank has called for alternative finance lenders to apply to be part of a referrals programme to help small businesses obtain finance.
Secure Trust Bank appoints two to senior roles
Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris UK challenger bank Secure Trust Bank has appointed Graham Drew as managing director of asset finance and Arthur Burton as risk director for asset finance.
Close Brothers: SMEs struggling to access finance
Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris Half (50%) of SMEs in the UK and Ireland feel it is the same or more difficult to access finance compared to a year ago, Close Brothers’ Fourth Quarter 2014 business barometer has found.
DLL profits up 13% to €454m in 2014
Thursday, March 26, 2015 by Brian Cantwell DLL has reported an annual net profit of €454 million for 2014, a 13% increase in net profit performance compared to 2013.
FLA calls for credit regulation to remain unchanged
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has urged the next government to allow the new system of credit regulation to be implemented without further changes in its 2015 manifesto.
Investec launches corporation tax loan
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris UK-based Investec Asset Finance has launched a new loan product to fund corporation tax bills.
Japanese leasing company takes stake in CSI Leasing
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris Century Tokyo Leasing (CTL) has agreed to buy a 35% stake in global IT lessor CSI Leasing.
UK regulator faces over 700 withdrawals from authorisation process
Monday, March 23, 2015 by Brian Cantwell A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed that SME finance broker and consumer credit firms have withdrawn a total of 736 applications for FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) authorisation.
Secure Trust Bank pre-tax profits double in 2014
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Brian Cantwell Secure Trust Bank, the retail banking unit of Arbuthnot Banking Group has posted a pretax profit of £26.3m for the year ended 31 December 2014, an increase of 53% compared with £17.2m a year ago.
US equipment finance confidence at four year high
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Sotiris Kanaris Confidence in the US equipment finance market in March was the highest level of business confidence among senior executives of equipment finance companies in four years, according to US group the Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation.

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