Strong exports to China and buoyant business confidence are leading to growth and optimism in New Zealands asset finance industry, writes Grant Collinson
In his final Editor’s Letter, Grant Collinson says the leasing industry needs to go out and tell the world what it can do.
UK lessor Investec Asset Finance has acquired commercial and consumer motor finance brokerage Mann Island Finance for an undisclosed fee.
Societe Generale Equipment Finance Brazil (SGEF) and German bank KfW IPEX-Bank have signed a 30m loan agreement to support German manufacturers in Brazil.
UK lessor Close Brothers Asset Finance has been conditionally awarded a further £40m (48.4m) from the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF).
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Ahead of the first meeting of second Leaseurope Future Group, Grant Collinson talks to some of last years group about the importance of building relationships and asks Leaseurope whats in store for 2014
UK bank Shawbrook has appointed Richard Pyman, former managing director of Shawbrook Asset Finance, as its chief executive after Ian Henderson resigned from the post.
Aldermore Asset Finance more than doubled its net profit in 2013 to £12.7m (15.3m), up from £6.2m the year before.
Key Equipment Finance has ceased to write new business in Europe and will wind down its entire European operation.
Young customers and how their needs should shape innovation in the leasing industry were at the heart of the debate at the first meeting of the Leasing Foundation Catalysts.