All articles by Sotiris Kanaris

Sotiris Kanaris

Reach for the sky

It is no surprise that the high prices of cranes lead most potential buyers to seek finance, but is everyone going for the same product? In an article originally published in Cranes Today, Sotiris Kanaris, former Leasing Life reporter, and deputy editor of Cranes Today and Hoist, investigates

The Leasing Life Power 50: The most influential people in asset finance

The fourth edition of the Leasing Life Power 50 has received more input than any previous year, with nearly 1,100 people casting votes over a two week voting period.

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance appoints two new directors

Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance has appointed Jeremy Uphill as portfolio and structuring director and Tony Young as regional sales director for London and the South East region.

Lex Autolease broker division delivers 60,000th vehicle

Lex Autolease, Lloyds’ fleet arm, has leased the 60,000th vehicle through its broker division, eight months on from passing the 50,000 milestone.

Alphabet International appoints Schooling as CCO

Richard Schooling has been appointed as chief commercial officer at fleet lessor Alphabet International.

Leaseurope: New leasing volumes up 8.8% in Q1

New leasing business in Europe grew by 8.8% in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to Leaseurope’s quarterly survey. The survey showed that new business volumes exceeded €22bn (£17.3bn).

Sofico completes 30th Miles implementation

Global fleet and leasing software provider Sofico has reached a new milestone with the completion of its 30th Miles implementation project.

British Business Bank Investments appoints CEO

British Business Bank Investments, the commercial arm of the British Business Bank, has appointed Catherine Lewis La Torre as chief executive officer, effective from 1 September 2016.

Metro Bank launches professional services lending product

Metro Bank, has launched a professional services offering, to provide short term funding for the sector.

Former head of asset finance at Forward Trust Scotland joins Forest Asset Finance

Bus and coach funder Forest Asset Finance, part of the Asset Alliance Group, has appointed John Meikle as business development manager for Scotland.