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Net FLS lending falls 27 November, 2014
The amount of net lending by participants in the Bank of England’s (BOE) Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) fell £2,430m in Q3 2014 because rising repayments and flat new lending.
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P2P Finance Association adds ninth member
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Jonathan Minter The P2P Finance Association has added P2P property lender Landbay to its membership, bringing the total number of participating companies to nine.
US business confidence on the rise
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 by Jonathan Minter Confidence among asset finance industry executives in the US rose in November, according to The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (ELFF) monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).
Online asset finance portal eyes £2bn SME funding target
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Online asset finance portal alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk (ABF) is targeting £2bn (€2.52bn) in SME finance after online asset finance providers TradeRiver Finance and Boost Capital joined the 11 providers already available through the platform.
Aldermore appoints Jeffs as regional director
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 The invoice finance team at Aldermore has appointed Leyton Jeffs as regional director for the north of England.
UTB: UK brokers feel FCA changes will not affect business
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by Brian Cantwell The majority of UK brokers believe the coming regulatory changes to the UK market from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will make little difference to their business, according to a survey from United Trust Bank (UTB).
Fleet Friday: another landmark
Friday, November 21, 2014 The weekly round up of fleet news. This week featuring a landmark for Arval, some new Lex tech and a new European M2M partnership
Secure Trust Bank recruits six for SME business
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Secure Trust Bank (STB) commercial finance has recruited asset finance individuals with work history at RBS Group, ABN Amro, Landsbanki, GMAC and HSBC to work on its SME focused business.
Siemens: manufacturers see global rise in asset finance
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Manufacturing firms worldwide are increasingly deploying asset finance to facilitate equipment acquisition and technology upgrade, according to a study from Siemens’ Financial Services Division (SFS).
Praetura adds two to operations
Thursday, November 20, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Praetura Asset Finance has recruited Anne McKee and Carol Reilly into its operational team.
Investec Asset Finance reaches £100m mark in block discounting
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Brian Cantwell Investec Asset Finance block discounting division has passed the £100m (€125m) milestone in lending to UK based SME finance companies.

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