All articles by Grant Collinson

Grant Collinson

NIBC acquires German lessor to move into mid-sized corporate market

Dutch bank NIBC has acquired German leasing firm Gallinat Bank from ALBIS Leasing as it aims to increase its footprint in Germany.

Profit and new business up for Deutsche Leasing

German leasing group Deutsche Leasing has reported a €60.4m profit for its 2013 financial year, up 3.4% on the previous period.

Rivermore opens London office

UK materials handling lessor Rivermore Asset Finance has opened a London office in addition to its Hampshire base.

Prepared for the reign of the FCA

It never rains but it pours when it comes to regulation says Grant Collinson

Julian Rose to leave the FLA

Julian Rose is to step down from his post as head of Asset Finance with the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), the UK leasing and consumer finance trade body.

Phoenix risen from the ashes

Grant Collinson talks with Rich Green, president of CIT International, about his business’s recovery from bankruptcy, his market focus, and his relationship with the broker community

John Bennett joins Acquis as advisor

Lease insurance firm Acquis Insurance Management has appointed John Bennett as corporate advisor to the firm.

Return to profit for CAL&F despite portfolio decline

Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring (CAL&F), the leasing arm of French banking group Crédit Agricole, reported net profit of €58m in 2013 after a loss-making 2012.

UK manufacturer lending at post-crisis high

Lending by the top UK manufacturers reached a post-crisis high last year with £16bn (€19.4bn) in credit being offered to customers.

Controlled portfolio reduction for BNP Paribas leasing in 2013

The portfolio of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions dropped 6% in 2013 to total €17.5bn as the French bank implemented a plan to “adapt” non-core business lines.