All articles by Richard Irvine-Brown

Richard Irvine-Brown

UK leasing positive over Autumn Statement

Leasing companies and trade bodies have reacted positively to the Autumn Statement mini-budget announced by Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, particularly the launch of the British Business Bank.

Fleet Friday: From MSD to LSE

A weekly round up of fleet news, including: ALD’s big pharma deal, resurgent UK CV sales, VW off-the-shelf prices, 10,000 Transits, nine Volvos to Scrabster and recognition for Tusker.

Shoosmiths appoints recoveries leader

Law firm ACH Shoosmiths has recruited David Smith as a team leader within its Recoveries Services Group, in Edinburgh, following expansion of its client base.

WCG provides system for VW in Brazil

Volkswagen’s finance operation in Brazil, Banco Volkswagen do Brasil, has gone live using turnkey contract management software from White Clarke Group.

Leasing Foundation researchers to host workshop

The Asset Finance Observatory, a network of researchers and part of the Leasing Foundation, is set to host its first ‘discovery’ workshop in London on 29 November ahead of its inaugural research project.

FLA: Address FCA costs and market exits

The Finance & Leasing Association has said the issue of compliance costs and market exits must be addressed as the consumer credit industry prepares for regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Fleet Friday: Registration to refrigeration

A round up of the week’s fleet news including EU and Volvo commercial vehicle registrations and the latest UK deals.

Fleet Friday: UK September statistics special

September marks the end of a quarter and the end of the first three-quarters of the year, and is generally a time to benchmark sales performance. In the UK, the month also sees the introduction of the latest licence plate.

Fleet Friday: CVs, SMEs, delis, RVs and parsley

A weekly round-up of fleet news from Europe and the UK, featuring Leaseplan’s Austrian acquisition, CV registrations in Europe, Renault’s domestic result, Sofico’s deals in Portugal and Australia, Tesco’s Northern Ireland tractor units, Virgin’s choice, Mazda CX5 corporate RVs, Toyota and Citroën deals, Ebbon-Dacs’ offer and BVRLA’s attempt to increase recruitment.

BMW launches Rolls-Royce finance

BMW Group Financial Services has launched Rolls Royce Motor Cars Financial Services, under the management of Andy Gruber.