The Leasing Foundation has added eight further governors to its board bringing the total up to 28 since the organisation was launched in July The Foundation, which had its inaugural meeting in September, was created to support the leasing and asset finance industry through research, industry development and education
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UK legal directory Legal 500 has placed Shoosmiths Recoveries Services Group (RSG) in Tier 1, the top league ranking in the annual guide, for debt recovery in London. Shoosmiths RSG works with lenders as well as corporates and PLCS and its clients include UK and European banks, finance houses, building societies, manufacturer-owned motor finance companies, and independent asset finance and motor finance companies. Waine Mannix, partner and head of Shoosmiths RSG, said the London table was recognised in the legal profession as including the best in the country making it effectively the national ranking.
The UKs Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has published a new briefing that aims to help lenders and their associates implement the Guidance for Credit Brokers and Intermediaries from the consumer protection agency the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
Tracesmart, provider of fraud prevention and investigation software, has joined CIFAS Direct, a not-for-profit membership association, able to supply CIFAS members with enhanced information in assessing risk of fraud. Based in South Wales, the company will operate as a CIFAS Direct Agency, providing access to the CIFAS Portal Service and supplied via Tracesmarts TraceIQ tracing and investigation software
Young lease insurance company Acquis has appointed Matthew Salvage to the newly-created role of Client Manager Salvage previously worked for Lloyds TSB, where he was responsible for developing client relationships within the insurance aggregator market, and has ten years of experience in insurance client management across retail, telephony and E-commerce businesses. In his new role, Salvage will act as a point of contact with the companys client base, assisted by a team which Acquis hopes to build over the next 18 months
Canadian-owned SME lessor D&D Leasing UK Ltd has appointed new BrokerManager Peter Walters to its team, as well as promoting Brian Jerome tothe role of UK Head of Business.Walters has previously worked at Barclays Asset Finance, One WorldLeasing and Alliance & Leicester, before a recent stint working directlywith SMEs delivering “value services outside the asset finance market”.His experience stands him in good stead at D&D which, since beingestablished in January 2009, has focused on smaller ticket transactions,largely in the SME sector.According to new Head of Business Brian Jerome, whose work has recentlytaken on an international element via work with D&D’s Canadian business,the addition of Walters comes as part of the company’s plan to expandits “hands on” business in the next few months.