All articles by Richard Ryan

Richard Ryan

Business confidence warms up

In December, Invigors, supported by Leasing Life and Leaseurope, undertook the fifth in its series of pan-European asset finance business confidence surveys, aimed at monitoring how business confidence in the industry has changed since the initial research was carried out in 2008

Lessors think positive

However competition in the marketplace means that margins are seen to be more volatile with a rise in the number of people expecting them to change. The Invigors asset finance business confidence survey, supported by Leasing Life and Leaseurope, was undertaken in December 2010, and is the fifth in a series of surveys aimed at tracking market confidence.

Return to reality

More new business, less bad debt and higher profits according to the latest Business Confidence Survey produced for Leasing Life by asset finance consultancy Invigors, this is what the second half of 2010 holds in store for Europes lessors

Back in business

In April, a business confidence survey published by Leasing Life and researched by the consultancy Invigors revealed that the European leasing sector was reeling from the effects of the recession. Similar research carried out last month shows much has changed for the better. Over the next four pages, Richard Ryan of Invigors looks over the findings

Technology to the rescue

In the first article in a four-page report on IT systems in asset finance, Leasing Life and Invigors examine whether lessors are reacting to growing levels of bad debt with improved automated decisioning and single platforms In last months Leasing LifeInvigors Business Confidence survey, 38 percent of lessors expected expenditure on IT to be reduced in the next six months with most predicting cuts of up to 25 percent.

Grassroots reaction

Grassroots reaction Following last months round of government bailouts and banking nationalisations, Leasing Life, in conjunction with Invigors, examines how this is impacting on the daily activities of the European asset finance industry