All articles by John Grimmett

John Grimmett

Rising tide

While there are few vendor finance relationships spanning the whole of the CEE, equivalent country arrangements are showing some signs of success John Grimmett examines this issue in the context of commercial vehicles in Poland and Hungary. Many of the lessors in Poland and Hungary are owned by international banks, and over the last decade they have built portfolios that are heavily weighted towards cars and trucks

Barren future

Barren future Many Russian leasing companies are at a standstill as capital funding dries up

Need for vigilance

Competition for business in the vast regions of Russia grew to almost unprecendented levels last year. Then came the credit crunch. Who will survive following the gold rush? John Grimmett reports.