All articles by Grant Collinson

Grant Collinson

SGEF volume down 5.7% in 2013’s ‘adverse environment’

The new business volume for Société Générale Equipment Finance (SGEF) in 2013 was €6.6bn, down 5.7% compared to the previous year.

GE Capital’s leasing profit drops 52% in Q4

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.

Haydock appoints two to board

UK asset finance firm Haydock Finance has appointed two to its board of directors.

European lessors bullish for H1 2014

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.

Gautier joins Acquis to grow European business

Lease insurance provider Acquis Insurance Management has appointed Julien Gautier as European business development manager as the firm targets expansion on the continent.

SEPA deadline helps Linedata handle 40 projects in 2013

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.

Shawbrook promotes James to head of Healthcare

UK lessor Shawbrook Asset Finance has appointed Andy James as head of its healthcare division.

Bibby Leasing appoints two as part of expansion plan

Bibby Leasing has appointed Don Hirst as sales director and Lauren Phipps as risk manager as it plans to expand its broker business line.

Fleet Friday: From Bosphorus to box vans

A weekly round up of European and UK fleet news, this week including Russia and Turkey’s growing dealer finance markets, German registrations, the Lex-MoD deal and Burnt Tree’s green gong.

HCBF hires head of sales

Hitachi Capital Business Finance (HCBF) has appointed Chris Gleasure as head of sales.