The new business volume for Société Générale Equipment Finance (SGEF) in 2013 was 6.6bn, down 5.7% compared to the previous year.
The leasing and lending arm of GE Capital reported a 52% drop in fourth quarter profits and an 18% drop in profits for the year.
UK asset finance firm Haydock Finance has appointed two to its board of directors.
Nearly three quarters of European leasing professionals expect new business volumes to increase in the first six months of 2014, according to the latest Leaseurope and Invigors survey.
Lease insurance provider Acquis Insurance Management has appointed Julien Gautier as European business development manager as the firm targets expansion on the continent.
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The impending deadline for adoption of the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) helped asset finance software provider Linedata to handle 40 implementation and upgrade projects in 2013.
UK lessor Shawbrook Asset Finance has appointed Andy James as head of its healthcare division.
Bibby Leasing has appointed Don Hirst as sales director and Lauren Phipps as risk manager as it plans to expand its broker business line.
A weekly round up of European and UK fleet news, this week including Russia and Turkeys growing dealer finance markets, German registrations, the Lex-MoD deal and Burnt Trees green gong.
Hitachi Capital Business Finance (HCBF) has appointed Chris Gleasure as head of sales.