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Motor Finance: Europe Conference & Awards 2017

Venue The Westin Grand Frankfurt

Date 16 March 2017

The annual Motor Finance conference and awards is once more set to take place in Frankfurt in 2017, at the heart of the industry’s regional centre. 2017 will see the conference expand its footprint to incorporate a European-wide in-depth analysis of the market, as well as the rapidly evolving market of fleet financing.

We stand at an important junction in motor finance. The ramifications of the credit crisis have reduced the appetite for risk, while these last years’ soaring car sales are left with only one direction to take, downward. Combine this with the flood of new market entrants and the increase in regulation, today’s market status in motor finance cannot perdure.

Motor Finance 2017 will examine the involvement of all key industry stakeholders and their contribution to the market, the effects of the access economy and mobility on the development of financing and business models, and most recently the implications of Brexit.

The Motor Finance 2017 Conference will assess:

  • The ascent of the access economy as a result of urbanisation and the impact on financing
  • The effects of the latest developments in the European financial regulation framework
  • The new trends in consumer credit, flexible lending products and fleet financing management
  • Mobility, IoT, cognitive cars, cyber-security and the latest targeted software developments
  • How to build your leasing business model to ensure continued market penetration growth/li>

Attendees at the Motor Finance 2017 conference will include CEO’s, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors and Board Members from Government Agencies, Banks, Lenders, Captives, Challenger Banks, Challenge Funders, Lending Platforms and Disruptors, Fintechs, Middle market businesses, SME’s, Brokers , Advisors, Law Firms and Management Consultants.

The Motor Finance 2017 Conference will bring together the industry’s thought leaders, experts and challengers to discuss the key factors leading market growth and how to adapt to ensure continued market growth:
• Examining the growth of PCP versus PHP and sector best practice
• Uncovering the advantages of new flexible contract solution and integrated digital payment platforms
• Analysing fleet financing growth and digital fleet management
• Building your business model focusing digitalisation and KYC
• Exploring the future of EU the trading and manufacturing landscape and the effects on motor finance
Attendees at the Motor Finance Conference will include CEO’s, Chief Operating Officers, Managing Directors and Board Members from Banks, Lenders, Captives, Challenger Banks, Disruptors and Fintechs, Middle market businesses, SME’s, Brokers , Advisors, Law Firms and Management Consultants.


To book your place at the event please
contact Carlo Mancini:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3096 2582 or


Full Day Conference & Awards Dinner£900
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Terms and Conditions

Changes and Cancellation

We reserve the right to change event details if necessary, although we will endeavor to keep all changes to a minimum. We will inform you as soon as possible of important changes, for example name or date changes.

Substitutions may be made in writing at any time and will incur no penalty fee. Cancellations without a substitute delegate received a month prior to the event will be subject to a 20% cancellation charge. Delegates canceling after this date without a substitute delegate will be required to pay the full fee and no refund will be made. Cancellations must be received in writing or via email and will not be accepted over the phone.

Force Majeure.

We reserve the right to cancel the event by reason of Force Majeure, included but not limited to fire, flood, extreme weather conditions, acts of war or violence, malicious damage, explosion, earthquake, strike, civil disturbances, political unrest, riot, labour dispute, power cuts or any other extraneous variable beyond FNP’s control.

The Westin Grand Frankfurt

The 2017 Motor Finance Conference & Awards once again sees us travel to Frankfurt.

Known as the “smallest metropolis in the world” Frankfurt unites its trade history with one of the most important airports in continental Europe and Europe’s financial center, represented by the German Stock Exchange and the European Central Bank. “Mainhattan” – Skyline, breathtaking architecture, the green promenade along the river Main and much more.An extraordinary highlight is the jogging route along the Main with skyline view – also popular with skaters. At the Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt you can get energized for further tours of the sights of the city. Most of them are only a few minutes’ walk away.

The Westin Grand Frankfurt Konrad Adenauer Strasse 7, Frankfurt, 60313, Germany

Ulrich Bergmann, Partner, Global Automotive Financial Services Leader, KPMG WPG

Ulrich Bergmann is a Partner at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in the Financial Services sector in Germany focusing on Captives including Automotive Finance, Leasing companies and financial institutions comprising German retail banks, major (global) banks as well as specialised commercial banks. He has more than 17 years of audit and consulting experience gained at KPMG in Germany and in the U.S. providing Ulrich with profound insight into the global financial services industry. His career with KPMG is complemented by three years of professional experience with a globally operating retail bank in Germany. Honouring his longstanding global Automotive Finance and Leasing expertise, Ulrich was appointed Global Automotive Financial Services Leader, heading KPMG’s Global Captive Peer Group, as well as Co-Leader of KPMG’s Leasing segment in Germany. Ulrich holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a qualified German CPA.

Christopher Bosworth, Director of Strategy, Close Brothers Motor Finance

#Chris joined Close Brothers in 2013, assuming the role of Director of Strategy of the Motor Finance division in March 2016. In his current role, Chris focuses on developing CBMF’s current proposition as well as positioning the business in the evolving market. Chris’s remit includes managing teams focused on market analysis, strategy design and change delivery. Prior to joining Close Brothers, Chris worked in corporate finance / M&A specialising in the financial services sector.

Joanne Davis, Partner, Locke Lord LLP


Joanne Davis is a Partner at Locke Lord LLP and Head of the Firm’s Asset, Leasing & Consumer Finance division in the UK.  Jo is a leading UK leasing lawyer and handles a range of matters from financial services, consumer credit regulation and compliance to transactional matters, finance litigation and dispute resolution. Jo assists clients on new product innovation, product reviews and product launches in a variety of sales channels and offers general regulatory advisory services to include setting up UK consumer finance or leasing businesses that are new to regulation and financial services in the UK to corporate governance, approved persons and the senior managers’ regime.

Andrew Denton, Chief Executive Officer, Alfa


Andrew is Alfa’s Chief Executive Officer and leads the company. Andrew joined the company in 1995 and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2003 as Sales and Marketing Director. He was made Chief Operating Officer in 2014, and became CEO in September 2016. Andrew is also CEO and joint founder of the Leasing Foundation, an organisation that supports the leasing and asset finance industry through charitable activities, research and development.

Andrzej Dopierala, President, Asseco Data Systems

#Andrzej Dopierala graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, where he obtained a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1988. He started his professional career in the United States, working as a service engineer and, subsequently, as a manager of the service team at company involved in the design, production and sale of electronic equipment. After returning to Poland, in 1991 he started a career in an IT industry. In 1992 and 1993, he worked for Polish subsidiaries of Groupe Bull and Digital Equipment Corporation in the presales and sales functions. In January 1994, he was hired by the Polish branch of Hewlett-Packard to lead the Channel business and Marketing for HP systems. From May 1996 through July 1988 he led HP’s printer & PC business and was promoted to HP Poland’s President position in June 1998. Left HP for Polish subsidiary of Oracle Corporation in March 2006. While serving as President of Oracle Poland entity, Andrzej was also responsible for Oracle’s Middleware software business in Central European Cluster. After 7,5 years with Oracle, in September 2013 he joined Asseco Group assuming the VP position, responsible for Asseco Poland IT Infrastructure business. In July 2015 he was appointed to consolidate IT Infrastructure Business Unit with 6 of Asseco’s companies in Poland forming a new entity – Asseco Data Systems SA, which commenced its operations in January 2016. He acts as the President of Asseco Data Systems, one of the biggest Polish IT companies.

Johannes Elsner, Partner, McKinsey


Johannes is Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Munich office. Since joining the firm in 2006, he has been specializing in Asset Management and Banking clients in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Johannes is a leader of the European Asset Management Practice and leads the Asset and Wealth Management Group in the German Banking Practice. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Johannes interned at the German Bundestag, the House of Lords, SAP AG, Munich Re Group Hong Kong and was a trainee lawyer on corporate law team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Johannessits on the scholarship committee of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation and is a fellow of the 21st Century Trust.

David Fletcher, VP Sales, Dealflo

#David joined Dealflo 2 ½ years ago and has been responsible for defining and executing the company’s sales strategy. Prior to joining Dealflo, David worked at Callcredit for seven years across multiple roles, most notably the Vertical Markets Division breaking into new markets such Lending, Retail, Gaming and Payments, building up a new division to £10m+ of recurring revenue. David also has significant experience in building and delivering strategic channel sales strategies, securing international partner relationships with organisations like Google and Mastercard, He is active in developing Dealflo’s product strategy, being an expert in all forms of financial services origination including customer verification, financial crime prevention and risk assessment.

Brendan Gleeson, CEO, White Clarke Group

#Brendan is responsible for leading the development and execution of the company’s long term strategy, global company growth, managing overall operations and customer satisfaction. Brendan joined White Clarke Group in 2001 and, under his leadership, the group has grown to become a global force in the Auto Finance and Asset Finance industry. With over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, including a number of board level appointments, his special expertise is creating and delivering strategic change initiatives. Before joining the company he was IT director at Bank of Ireland Asset & Motor Finance. In that role he married responsibility for all technology and business process improvement initiatives with strategic consultancy to the consumer finance divisions. Brendan holds a first in Computer Science from Trinity College, plus a post graduate qualification in Object Oriented Software Engineering, in addition to his MBA from Cranfield.

Shaun Harris, Sales Director, Codeweavers

#Director and shareholder at Codeweavers, a software development house developing finance calculators, point of sale, e-retail solutions and transaction software predominantly for the automotive finance sector. Key customers include motor manufacturers, lenders, dealers and suppliers to the automotive and automotive finance sectors. After starting in the automotive finance sector with Chartered Trust in the 1990’s I have over 20 years experience in various automotive markets with Green Flag, Dent Wizard and FI Online, punctuated by an 8 year stay at Cardpoint plc, the independent ATM operator as Head of Sales and Head of Engineering before returning to the sector with Codeweavers.

Shamus Hodgson, Managing Director, Moneybarn


Shamus Hodgson is Managing Director of Moneybarn. Shamus joined Moneybarn in 2008 and has been part of the senior team that has grown the company from a niche finance provider to the UK’s largest specialist motor finance company. He has fulfilled several roles during his time at the company, including Sales & Marketing Director and Commercial Director. Prior to joining Moneybarn, Shamus has over 15 years’ business development and organisation management experience with blue chip organisations such as IBM, Aviva, and Manpower.

Gerry Kouris BSc (Hons), MSc., MSc., Marketing Manager, Alphera Financial Services UK

#Gerry Kouris joined ALPHERA Financial Services in 2015 from Fiat Industrial UK where he successfully undertook roles in sales, product marketing, dealer training and strategic joint ventures. Kouris heads Alphera’s marketing strategy in the UK, as well as the marketing for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Financial Services and Aston Martin Financial Services. In 2016 Kouris published a revolutionary Though Leadership Report looking into the future of financial services in the motor industry. Harvard-educated Kouris, has a BSc from University of London, a MSc from Warwick Business School in Marketing and a MSc from King’s College London in Accounting & Finance.

Nikolaj Køster, VP of Commercial, Spiri

#Experienced commercial entrepreneur with a strong focus on building brands with great impact. A creative design agency background combined with a strong commercial profile and more than 10 years in sales and sales management. Co-founded Drivr in 2011, a partner company of Spiri that is developing a software platform that powers the future of mobility services and is providing the software engine that runs Spiri.

Andrzej Krzeminski, CEO, Raiffeisen Leasing Poland

#Andrzej Krzeminski has been actively participating in the polish financial sector for last 24 years, starting his carrier back in 1990 in Bank of Economic Initiatives. In 1996 he became one of the founders of modern retail banking by taking on the Millennium Project that after two years converted into fully fledged retail bank. Between 1998 and 2002 he managed the Sales Department of consumer investment products in TFI Bank Handlowy, then Sales Dept. in Handlobank and later Citibank and Citifinancial. From 2002, as a vice president he was responsible for consumer finance division at Lukas Bank that belonged to Credit Agricole. In 2005, he took over the responsibility as a vice president and later as a president of EFL S.A. From August 2012 he was a vice – CEO in Deutsche Bank PBC where he was responsible for corporate banking. Since April 2014 Krzeminski assumed the position of CEO in Raiffeisen Leasing Poland. Krzeminski is also a member of the Executive Committee and later in years 2009-2012 the Chairman of Management Board of Polish Leasing Association. He was previously a member of boards of directors in Leaseurope, Fiat Bank S.A and Credit Agricole Bank S.A. He also was a member of board of directors in many subsidiary companies of EFL.

Tarun Mistry, Partner, Financial Services Corporate Finance, Grant Thornton UK LLP


Tarun leads the firm’s Financial Services Corporate Finance practice with a focus on banking and alternative lending sectors.  Tarun joined the firm in 2003 after spending many years in the asset and consumer finance sectors in various senior management roles.In recent years Tarun and his team have advised on many of the M&A and funding transactions in the asset finance, retail finance and intermediary markets.Tarun also is a founding director of the Leasing Foundation and is a member of the board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales Financial Services Faculty.Tarun is a scientist by training and transferred to the accountancy profession after graduating.

Dr. Peter Renkel, Managing Director, Banken der Automobilwirtschaft (BDA)


After his graduation in business economics and completing a doctorate at the University of Cologne Peter Renkel started his career 1985 with “Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (GMD)” which today is known as “Fraunhofer Gesellschaft”, one of Europe’s largest research organisations. Between 1988 and 1993 he was Coordinator of Marketing and Business Planning at Ford Motor Company in Cologne, Germany, before entering into the financial service division Ford Bank. For the following years he held various international roles within the captive bank before being appointed Director Northern Europe, Benelux und Ireland for FCE Bank. From 2003 Peter Renkel was responsible of the Customer Service Centre of Ford Bank until he became CEO of Volvo Auto Bank Germany in 2007. Since beginning of 2015 he is Managing Director of BDA Service GmbH, the managing office of the German Association of Banks and Leasing Companies of the Automotive Industry (Banken der Automobilwirtschaft, BDA).

Sandra Speckbacher, Director, Global Automotive Financial Services Co-Leader, KPMG


Sandra Speckbacher is Director at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in the Financial Services sector in Germany focusing on Captives including Automotive Finance and financial institutions comprising German retail banks, major (global) banks as well as specialised commercial banks. She has more than 17 years of consulting experience in financial institutions gained at KPMG complemented by three years of professional experience with a globally operating retail bank in Germany. Sandra is providing consulting services on national and international projects within Automotive Financial Services and leading projects focussing on strategic advice, risk management and reporting, regulatory and compliance, organisation and processes as well as project- and programme management. Sandra is Global Automotive Financial Services Co-Leader, co-heading KPMG’s Global Captive Peer Group and is part of the Regulatory leadership team at KPMG in Germany. Sandra holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration having majored in banking.

Nicolas Ullmo, Product Marketing Director, Cassiopae

#Nicolas Ullmo is Product Marketing Director at Cassiopae. In this role, he is responsible for assessing market trends and incorporating emerging requirements in the evolution of Cassiopae lease and loan software solutions. Prior to his five years with Cassiopae, he spent 25 years as a management consulting partner in various well known consulting companies, with a focus on the banking sector.

David Webber, Managing Director, Intelligent Environments


David joined Intelligent Environments in 2012, bringing over 15 years hands-on experience of the financial services software industry. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company, working closely with all divisions of the business to effectively determine and define the organisation’s overall strategy, strategic partnerships and global sales and marketing activities.Prior to joining the organisation, he was CEO at electronic trading, risk and exchange systems provider, Patsystems Group, a role he held for 6 years. While in this position David led a geographically diverse team across 7 global offices and oversaw exponential growth across all markets, particularly in the Asia Pacific region as well as the identification and execution of a major acquisition in the US. Before this he was the CEO and Managing Director of retail financial systems provider, AttentiV, a role he held for eight years.


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The association of banks and leasing companies of the automotive industry („Banken der Automobilwirtschaft, BDA”) is the umbrella organisation of the eleven manufacturer-linked (captive) financial service providers within the automobile industry in Germany. The association acts as a joint platform and helps placing the captive financial services in the public eye. Representing a total of 34 automobile brands the BDA members are a major driving force of the key segment “mobility” in the German economy. Member institutions are BMW Bank, FCA Bank Deutschland, Ford Bank, Opel Bank, Honda Bank, Hyundai Capital Bank Europe, Mercedes-Benz Bank, MKG Bank, RCI Banque, Toyota Financial Services and Volkswagen Financial Services.


Table Host


NETSOL Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) is a US based IT solutions company, serving the asset finance and leasing industry worldwide. With local support and delivery centers in 8 cities around the world, our team of 1500+ experts ensures that our clients benefit from the deep industry insight we have developed over the course of 4 decades. Having rapidly expanded to several locations across the globe and providing superior technology solutions to the biggest names in the leasing and finance industry, NETSOL has an ethos of excellence and innovation through constantly devoting time and resources to a well-rounded team of skilled and experienced professionals.


Bronze Partner


Sofico is an international software provider with over 25 years of experience in the industry. We have a solid reputation in the market due to our extensive know-how. Sofico stands for innovation and technological leadership.Through continuous strategic investment our software solution, Miles, always evolves with the market both in terms of technology and functionality. Sofico employs 170 people across its offices in Belgium, France, UK, Australia and Japan and has customers in 16 countries. Our systems help manage over 1 million vehicles worldwide.


Table Host


Moneybarn is the UK’s leading provider of vehicle finance to non-standard customers. Working in partnership with a network of introducers, Moneybarn provides finance products that allow their customers to choose the vehicle of their choice, even though they may have been refused credit by mainstream lenders. Based in Hampshire, Moneybarn is the UK’s largest and leading non-standard motor finance lender. A proud member of the Provident Financial Group, Moneybarn has a 23 year legacy of providing vehicle finance to customers who might otherwise struggle to obtain a quality vehicle of their choice.


Alfa Systems

Sword Apak’s Wholesale Finance Floorplanning System (WFS) is a proven, highly versatile and scalable automotive finance solution. Specifically developed to standardise, streamline and automate dealer funding operations, WFS can be rolled out into multiple markets on a single global platform. Significantly improving operational efficiency and productivity and providing rich functionality in a single application, it is widely recognised as the preferred solution for major banks and captive finance providers internationally. With over 35 years of extensive experience of developing and implementing dealer funding solutions on a global scale, Sword Apak has the largest worldwide network of professional business and technical expertise in wholesale finance technology.


Headline Partner

White Clarke Group

Alfa is a global supplier of asset and motor finance software and consultancy services, with an exceptional project delivery record. Alfa Systems, our class-leading software solution, delivers proven functionality using the latest technology standards. Delivered using a robust project implementation methodology, Alfa Systems is used by leading asset finance businesses for full-lifecycle management of portfolios ranging from the most complex structured loans to high-volume flow transactions, in any country, language and currency. Alfa has offices all over Europe, Asia-Pacific and the United States. For more information, visit


Gold Partner


White Clarke Group is a global leader in software solutions and consultancy to the automotive finance sector – Retail, Fleet, Wholesale. It is a worldwide organization employing around 500 professionals, with offices in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, China, Austria and Germany. The company’s CALMS end-to-end platform provides a flexible workflow approach that automates the entire business process from origination through contract to portfolio management. CALMS helps finance companies around the globe to drive down costs, improve efficiencies and boost profits. Clients include names like: FGA Capital, Ford Financial, GM Financial, LeasePlan.


Table Host

Blue Motor Finance

GM Financial is the global captive finance company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Motors Company (“GM”), and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. GM Financial has operations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and China, providing auto finance solutions to approximately 16,000 dealers worldwide and earning assets of $58 billion, at December 31, 2015. In Europe, GM Financial goes to market using the brands Opel Bank, Opel Financial Services, Vauxhall Finance and GMAC. The strength of GM Financial’s international business lies in its ability to tailor its products to meet unique dealer needs, consumer preferences and national requirements in local markets.


Table Host

Hyundai Capital

Blue are a UK based motor finance lender, offering best-in-class service and one stop shop for all credit profiles. This is enabled by a focus on technological innovation, risk management and the highest standards of regulatory compliance. Hence we believe that we can facilitate more sales than other motor finance companies. We work hard to constantly improve our service and technology. With innovative E-docs and a full online process with automated rate for risk , including daily settlement of advances and commission, we provide the edge that turns enquiries into sales.


Lunch Partner


Hyundai Capital UK Ltd (HCUK) is a captive finance company which commenced trading on 2nd July 2012. It is a joint venture between Santander Consumer UK, Hyundai Capital Services Korea, Kia Motors UK and Hyundai Motors UK. It operates under two customer facing brands – Hyundai Finance and Kia Finance. We provide both retail and wholesale finance to over 320 Hyundai and Kia franchised dealers in the UK. The head office is based in Surrey, and the company employs over 50 staff. We are members of both the FLA (Finance & Leasing Association) and SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers &Traders).



KPMG’s dedicated global Automotive team supports all aspects of the automotive value chain. KPMG’s global Automotive sector works with many of the largest and most successful automotive companies in the world. Our relevant know-how to Automotive Financial Services, including Captive and Non-Captive business, is centrally pooled in our global network in KPMG’s Global Captive Peer Group. The German KPMG member firm has been voted “Advisory Firm of the Year 2016 – Captive Finance” at prior year’s Motor Finance conference. KPMG´s Global Captive Peer Group includes global experts and leading industry professionals with longstanding experience in Automotive Financial Services. Their international mindsets particularly facilitate smooth global communication and cross-border cooperations. The seamlessly networked Automotive sector and Global Captive Peer Group make KPMG a partner of choice in the fields of Automotive Financial Services Consulting, Audit and Tax.


Table Host


Shoosmiths LLP is a major national UK law firm with over 140 partners (and equivalents) and more than 1,400 personnel at 10 different locations across the UK (including Scotland).Clients include household name blue chip companies, leading financial institutions and foreign-owned corporates. We have been ranked as a top firm in recent years’ Legal Week Client Satisfaction Reports and are listed in the Financial Times top 50 Innovative Lawyers in Europe. We were also named Best Legal Employer in Legal Week’s 2015 survey.We are recognised as a leading advisor in the automotive sector in the UK for financial services, recoveries and commercial contracts amongst others.



Intelligent Enviroments

Banqsoft develops and implements financial services software. The company’s core business is retail banking solutions for banks and financial services operations. In addition to a comprehensive suite of products, Banqsoft offers a wide range of services, including:
• Support services from professional support organization
• Application Operation
• Hosting expertise through professional hosting partners
• Application Service Provider (ASP)
 Our aim is to give our customers new business opportunities and competitive advantages by combining cost efficient portfolio management with state-of-the-art software to support your operation. Our solutions and services are used by world leading banks and asset-based financial services providers. Banqsoft is a fully owned subsidiary of the Danish IT group KMD.


Bronze Partner

Asseco Data Systems

Intelligent Environments is an international provider of innovative mobile and online solutions for financial services providers. Our mission is to enable our clients to always stay close to their own customers. We do this through Interact®, our single software platform, which enables secure customer acquisition, engagement, transactions and servicing across any mobile and online channel and device. Today these are predominantly focused on smartphones, PCs and tablets. However Interact® will support other devices, if and when they become mainstream. We provide a more viable option to internally developed technology, enabling our clients with a fast route to market whilst providing the expertise to manage the complexity of multiple channels, devices and operating systems. Interact® is a continuously evolving technology that ensures our clients keep pace with the fast moving digital landscape. We are immensely proud of our achievements, in relation to our innovation, our thought leadership, our industry wide recognition, our demonstrable product differentiation, the diversity of our client base, and the calibre of our partners. For many years we have been the digital heart of a diverse range of financial services providers including Atom Bank, Generali Wealth Management, HRG, Ikano Retail Finance, Lloyds Banking Group and Think Money Group. For further information visit



Asseco Data Systems S.A. is the main producer and developer of software for leasing sector on Polish market. It provides IT infrastructure for public administration, offers data centres, mass communication and human capital management systems. The company specializes also in security as the largest Polish provider of trust services. Nearly 1000 experts in diverse competencies and locations. A credible partner in creation, development and maintenance of IT systems delivered both to business and public administration entities with excellent knowledge of clients’ needs and potential of being part of one of the biggest IT companies in Europe – Asseco Group.


Bronze Partner


Dealflo is the leading provider of financial agreement automation services to the motor finance sector, transforming the way providers and brokers manage financial agreement processes whatever the workflow, risk, or complexity. Through a single integration, Dealflo users automates every stage of the process delivering increased sales, reduced cost, better evidence, improved compliance and reduced risk. Dealflo processes more than $10bn of financial transactions annually across financial services, including to leading motor finance companies such as Close Motor Finance, MotoNovo, BMW Financial Services, Mercedes, FCA and Ford Credit.


Badge and Lanyard Partner


Equiniti Pancredit was founded to develop market leading applications for the finance industry. The company employs highly experienced staff most of whom have extensive knowledge of both the finance industry and the technologies required to deliver effective, modern software solutions.Equiniti Pancredit has had a long and successful relationship in motor finance and its first customer was in this sector. The motor finance software provides excellent, end to end loan processing, for those finance companies that see the benefit in an integrated but interoperable IT solution. Equiniti Pancredit enjoys active relationships with the some of the UK’s leading independent motor finance companies. For more information go to or contact us on +44 (0)113 2500260


Gold Partner


Cassiopae is the most comprehensive global software for finance management. Cassiopae’s digital-driven, portal-to-back lending and leasing solution gives you the information you need to deliver new levels of customer responsiveness and innovation. Use just one system to manage the lifecycle of any loan, lease, or asset, on any device, anywhere. Highly adaptable and global ready from the start, Cassiopae is a proven solution for motor, consumer, commercial, equipment, and real estate finance in 40 countries. Learn more at

Media Partner

Automotive Business Review is a well established online knowledge portal for the entire automotive community, covering Design and Production, Auto Components, Technology, Digital Transformation, and Leasing and Insurance. Each industry sector has its own landing page with homepages and network sites drilling down into the relevant subsectors, providing you with the latest industry news, white papers, feature articles, suppliers’ directory, newsletters and more. For latest industry news or to sign up to our free newsletter visit our website:


The 3rd Motor Finance Europe Awards 2017 will take place on 16th March at the Westin Hotel, Frankfurt

This year companies can nominate in 10 Categories.

Full details of this year’s categories and criteria can be found in this Category tab above.

Nominations are now closed. 


Please check the finalist tab for a full list of this years finalists.

Nominees should follow these simple guidelines to ensure their submission has the best chance of winning.


Submission Rules

  1. Submissions can be made either on behalf of your own company or in recognition of a colleague or partner firm.
  2. Maximum of 1,000 words in Word format, no appendices.
  3. Entry must address the award category explicitly, not generic links to web sites, corporate marketing etc.
  4. Submissions should highlight the key differentiator and competitive nature of the project or implementation
  5. It is made explicit the Entrant, Judges and the publication will treat any and all information in strict confidence and any quotes or information to go into the public domain will be pre-cleared by the Entrant.
  6. Submissions made after the publicised cut-off date will be ignored irrespective of their relative merits.
  7. The Editor and Judges reserve the right to make no award for any specific category
  8. The Editor and Judges reserve the right to move a submission to a more appropriate category at their discretion
  9. In submitting for more than one category the submissions must be unique
  10. The Editor and Judges’ decision is final.

The full list of awards categories and criteria for this year’s awards can be found below

Please note: Whilst we recommend you to try to submit against as many of the criteria as possible, we appreciate that for some companies this may not be possible. The more you can respond against the stronger your application will be, but we would like to highlight that submitting against all criteria is not mandatory.

Should you require further guidance on your entry please contact our Editor: Jonathan Minter
Good luck in your submissions!

Captive Finance Company of the Year: 
This award is open to nominations for the captive finance houses of any consumer vehicle producer. These finance companies have become increasingly important to the manufacturers in keeping up overall car sale volumes. This in turn has driven greater levels of finance penetration and more innovation from the finance houses.
For this award, judges will take into account:
  • The performance of the finance company in terms of finance penetration within the brands, and contribution to group profits/revenue
  • Evidence the finance company has helped sales of the mother company grow, despite a tough economic climate
  • Development of the business, e.g. new financial products and growth in volumes in 2016 compared to 2015.
Bank Owned Independent Finance Provider of the Year: 
This award is for the bank owned independent lender is who is best able to demonstrate a proven track record of working well with intermediaries and success in improving business volumes. 
Judges will specifically looking for:
  • What makes the lender stand out from the competition
  • Development of the business, e.g. new financial products and growth in volumes in 2016 compared to 2015.
  • Demonstrable relationship success with intermediaries, such as supporting dealer activity or helping with regulatory changes
Non-Bank Owned Independent Finance Provider of the Year: 
This award is for the non-bank owned independent lender is who is best able to demonstrate a proven track record of working well with intermediaries and success in improving business volumes.
Judges will specifically looking for:
  • What makes the lender stand out from the competition
  • Development of the business, e.g. new financial products and growth in volumes in 2016 compared to 2015.
  • Demonstrable relationship success with intermediaries, such as supporting dealer activity or helping with regulatory changes
Sub-Prime/Non-Prime Lender of the Year:
This award looks to acknowledge those who have provided finance to customers with less than stellar credit histories. Lending in this important niche usually involves higher rates but higher risks, and this award is looking to see who has best adapted their business to cope with the challenges, and made success of the challenges. 
Specifically, judges will look at:
  • Demonstrate a thorough approach to affordability and credit checking, without overly effecting response times
  • How customers whose circumstances have changed and are in need of further assistance are taken care of
  • Products specifically designed to be appropriate to sub-prime customers.
Intermediary of the Year:
Be it broker or dealer, intermediaries are the life blood of the industry, and vital for introducing new business to all finance companies. While sizes vary from small operations to huge franchised networks, success always involves a unique mix of relationship management, technology and processes, and recent regulatory changes have only made things harder.
For this award judges will be looking at:
  • Proposal acceptance rates
  • Investment in staff and processes
  • Demonstrable ability to add value to lending partners’ sales operations
  • Relationships with lessors
Legal Provider of the Year: 
This award will recognise a legal services provider of any size that is deemed to transact a significant proportion of its business in the motor finance industry. 
Judges take into account:
  • Team expertise in law relating to motor finance
  • Visibility and influence in the marketplace
  • Versatility, both in terms of types of work undertaken (litigation, transactional etc)
  • Volume and complexity of work undertaken
  •  Notable successes on behalf of clients
Fleet Services Provider of the Year 
This award looks to acknowledge fleet service and management providers who go the extra mile for their clients. The industry these days is so much more than leasing cars, and a good provider can actively improve a client’s productivity while lowering fleet costs. Judges will specifically be looking at:
  • How the provider helps its clients to identify improvement to fleet productivity
  • How individual client needs are taken into account.
  • Evidence of strategic progress over the past 12 months.
Green Fleet Product of the Year 
Companies are increasingly taking their role in ensuring the planets sustainability seriously; however the very nature of a fleet presents a challenge in this regard. This award is for fleet service and management providers who offer their clients the tools they need to reduce a fleet’s environmental footprint. 
Specifically, judges will be looking for:
  • That ‘going green’ isn’t just lip service. We want to see that this is a core part of the fleet offering
  • A demonstrable track record of reducing the environmental footprint of fleets as a result.
  • That the client companies end up better off for switching to greener options
Digital Innovation of the Year 
This award is designed to recognise a specific digital innovation from the past 12 months which has driven forward the digital frontier of motor finance. We’re looking for entries to demonstrate how this innovation does something not done elsewhere or before. Specifically, judges will consider:
  • Entrants must make clear what the specific digital innovation of the past 12 months is.
  • Evidence must be provided on how the innovation improves the customer experience.
  • The bigger the impact on the customer journey, the better. How does this specific innovation fundamentally improve the sale of finance, or the management of customers?
Best Finance Product 2017:
This award is for the finance product which strikes the best balance between offering customers a good deal and ensuring a sustainable business for the company in question. The product in question should benefit the customer as well as the company. Specifically, judges will be looking at:
  • The specifics of how the product works, and what makes this different from what else is out there?
  • Why a customer would choose this product over an alternative, and how they benefit from it.
  • Evidence of customer satisfaction being balanced with a need for sustainable business practices
Rising Star Award: 
Motor finance is famously an industry of experienced heads who know their industry like the back of their hands. This can make standing out a difficult task for newer members of the industry, and this award looks to help highlight the work of someone under the age of 35. The winner does not need to have yet risen to a senior job, but will need to be someone who can evidence the positive impact they have had on the motor finance industry.
The following awards are presented to individuals and as such these will be awarded by the judging panel without prior nomination. 
Industry Ambassador of the Year: 
This award will go to an individual who has helped to develop and enhance the reputation or the economic role of the motor finance industry over the past 12 months.
Editor’s Choice Award 
This award will be given to an individual or company at the Editors discretion. The winner will be someone or thing the editor feels deserves recognition for past or recent achievements and contributions to the industry, regardless of whether they work/are a lender, broker, consultant, provider or beyond.

Graeme Banister, Director of Consulting, Frost & Sullivan

Graeme Banister
Graeme leads the delivery of research and consulting services to clients operating in global fleet, leasing & vehicle financing markets. Frost & Sullivan is focussed on helping its clients grow; by identifying key trends, interpreting new business models, tracking product innovation and delivering actionable insights Graeme helps companies with business planning, geographic expansion & prioritizing new product and service opportunities..

Ulrich Bergmann, Partner , KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft

Ulrich BergmannUlrich Bergmann is a Partner at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in the Financial Services sector in Germany focusing on Captives including Automotive Finance, Leasing companiesandfinancial institutions comprising German retail banks, major (global) banks as well as specialised commercial banks.

He has more than 16 years ofaudit and consulting experience gained at KPMG in Germany and in the U.S. providing Ulrich with profound insight into the global financial services industry. His career with KPMG is complemented by three years of professional experience with a globally operating retail bank in Germany.

Adrian Dally, Head of Motor Finance, Finance & Leasing Association

Adrian DallyAdrian studied Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of Essex. After graduating in 1988, he held a number of key civil service and diplomatic roles, including the UK’s Agriculture and Food Attaché in Brussels and policy lead at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food during the BSE crisis. He was Head of Policy at the Financial Ombudsman Service before joining the Finance & Leasing Association as Head of Motor Finance in February 2015. Adrian is chair of the Governing Body of St John Payne Catholic School, a successful secondary school in Chelmsford, and his personal interests include ornithology, history and travel.
Paul Harrison, Head of Motor Finance, Auto Trader


Paul Harrison BiographyPaul has over 13 years’ experience in the UK automotive industry working on behalf of manufacturers, car finance providers and retailers. He started his career in the PR and communications department at Vauxhall Motors, before joining the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in 2004. At the SMMT, Paul was a member of the Policy & Economics Team where he worked on a variety of environmental and education issues on behalf of vehicle manufacturers. In late 2007, he joined the trade body for the car finance industry – the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) – as a Policy Adviser before being promoted to the role of Head of Motor Finance in 2009. At the FLA, Paul introduced the Specialist Automotive Finance (SAF) initiative to help boost the standard of car finance knowledge in dealers and worked closely with the Government and regulators as the new rulebook was developed for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). At the end of 2014, he joined Auto Trader as their Head of Motor Finance where he is responsible for helping to shape and guide the development of new online finance products and raise the company’s profile on finance-related issues.

The Motor Finance 2017 Conference agenda aims to analyse and discuss the effects of the growing shared economy on financing; consumer credit trends and the latest lending products; mobility, IoT, cyber security and the intelligent car; as well as building a resilient business model. Inspirational keynote presentations, practical case studies, topic-centric panel discussions, as well as interactive Q&A sessions are structured into the day to maximise participant engagement and promote opportunities for future business development across the value chain. and promote opportunities for future collaboration across sectors and regions.
Speakers include:
  • Dr. Peter Renkel, Managing Director, Banken der Automobilwirtschaft (BDA)
  • Gerry Kouris, Marketing Manager at Alphera Financial Services
  • Christopher Bosworth, Director of Strategy, Close Brothers Motor Finance 
  • Ulrich Bergmann, Partner, Global Automotive Financial Services Leader, KPMG AG WPG 
  • Shamus Hodgson, Managing Director, Moneybarn
  • Andrzej Krzeminski, CEO, Prezes Zarzadu, Raiffeisen-Leasing Polska 
  • Nikolaj Køster, VP, Commercial, Spiri 
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