All articles by Peter Johnstone

Peter Johnstone

Salonen replaces Moi as Leaseurope chair

Leaseurope has appointed Jukka Salonen as chair for the remainder of the current term following the resignation of Massimiliano Moi.

Austerity aids medical leasing market

Capital expenditure restraints have meant leasing has become the most viable choice for a variety of European health care providers, explains Peter Johnstone

Lloyds sells Australian business to Westpac for €1bn

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed that it will sell its motor and equipment asset finance business and other operations to Westpac Banking Corporation.

Blake steps down as Ritchie Bros chief

Peter Blake is to step down as chief executive of Ritchie Bros at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in May 2014.

FLA: New business growth ‘encouraging’

The Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has reported 3% year-on-year new business growth in August to £1.5bn.

County Finance appoints sales executive

UK asset finance firm County Finance Group has appointed Andrew Derbyshire as a new business sales executive.

ELFF expects mixed US growth

US asset finance research body the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation (ELFF) has predicted equipment and software investment will grow 3.3% in 2013.

Finland due for modest growth – White Clarke Group

Finnish leasing companies are “upbeat” about prospective growth in the near future, according to White Clarke Group’s latest country report.

Trintech announces European forums

US financial services software provider Trintech has announced dates for its sixth annual Autumn European Forum series

Grenkeleasing new business up 12.4%

Grenkeleasing has reported year-on-year new business growth of 12.4% in the first nine months of 2013 to €720.3m.