SG fleet acquires the Motiva Group

Leasing and fleet management specialist SG Fleet has acquired the Motiva Group, following on from its earlier purchase of Fleet Hire, in a deal creating a combined platform that will put it in the top 20 segment of the UK contract hire market.

SG fleet acquires the Motiva Group

Dec 01, 2016

Leasing and fleet management specialist SG Fleet has acquired the Motiva Group, following on from its earlier purchase of Fleet Hire, in a deal creating a combined platform that will put it in the top 20 segment of the UK contract hire market.

Henk Uunk highlights what is correct, but not right, in the new lease accounting rules - and introduces an Anglo-Saxon dilemma

This article is intended to alert you, not to give you a comfortable feeling. Most people do not like to get an uncomfortable feeling and skip reading articles like this one.

Henk Uunk highlights what is correct, but not right, in the new lease accounting rules - and introduces an Anglo-Saxon dilemma

Nov 30, 2016

This article is intended to alert you, not to give you a comfortable feeling. Most people do not like to get an uncomfortable feeling and skip reading articles like this one.

BMW boosts tech start-up fund as self-driving challenge grows

BMW AG plans to boost its investments in start-ups, as competition intensifies with new rivals including Tesla Motors over technologies that make cars smarter and more energy efficient.

BMW boosts tech start-up fund as self-driving challenge grows

Nov 30, 2016

BMW AG plans to boost its investments in start-ups, as competition intensifies with new rivals including Tesla Motors over technologies that make cars smarter and more energy efficient.

Shifting political plates shake global asset and auto finance market

So far, in 2016 the auto and asset finance industry has coped well with uncertainty. While forecasts have been trimmed during the year, they have not been cut so savagely as to threaten the sector’s recovery, but continued uncertainty seems likely to have an increasingly damaging effect on the outlook for the industry.

Shifting political plates shake global asset and auto finance market

Nov 21, 2016

So far, in 2016 the auto and asset finance industry has coped well with uncertainty. While forecasts have been trimmed during the year, they have not been cut so savagely as to threaten the sector’s recovery, but continued uncertainty seems likely to have an increasingly damaging effect on the outlook for the industry.

Auto manufacturers come together to establish ultra-fast, high-power charging along Europe’s major highways

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.

Auto manufacturers come together to establish ultra-fast, high-power charging along Europe’s major highways

Nov 30, 2016

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.

Rupert Pontin predicts that current exchange rates could lead to an uplift in PCP payments in 2017

The falling value of the pound sterling is likely to see monthly PCP (personal contract purchase) new car payments rise in 2017.

Rupert Pontin predicts that current exchange rates could lead to an uplift in PCP payments in 2017

Nov 30, 2016

The falling value of the pound sterling is likely to see monthly PCP (personal contract purchase) new car payments rise in 2017.

CHP Consulting rebrands as Alfa

CHP Consulting, the makers of Alfa Systems, has announced it is to rebrand. The company will now be known as Alfa, with an exciting new website alfasystems.com launched to accompany the new name.

CHP Consulting rebrands as Alfa

Nov 25, 2016

CHP Consulting, the makers of Alfa Systems, has announced it is to rebrand. The company will now be known as Alfa, with an exciting new website alfasystems.com launched to accompany the new name.

Global home medical equipment leasing market forecast to grow “tremendously” to 2023

The home medical equipment (HME) market is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years, as the delivery of healthcare services will see an evident shift from clinical settings (such as hospitals and private nursing care) to the home.

Global home medical equipment leasing market forecast to grow “tremendously” to 2023

Nov 28, 2016

The home medical equipment (HME) market is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years, as the delivery of healthcare services will see an evident shift from clinical settings (such as hospitals and private nursing care) to the home.

John Mulheron reckons that the UK Chancellor is writing the blueprint to trigger Article 50

Theresa May’s first act as PM, agreeing the Hinkley Power Station,  will set us back around £18 billion, the third runway at Heathrow is a similar amount, HS2 whilst a long-term investment sits at £55 billion and there are still the finishing touches to a £14.8 billion Crossrail project.

John Mulheron reckons that the UK Chancellor is writing the blueprint to trigger Article 50

Nov 27, 2016

Theresa May’s first act as PM, agreeing the Hinkley Power Station,  will set us back around £18 billion, the third runway at Heathrow is a similar amount, HS2 whilst a long-term investment sits at £55 billion and there are still the finishing touches to a £14.8 billion Crossrail project.

Fleet Logistics celebrates 20th anniversary with new structure

Fleet Logistics, which is headquartered at Oberhaching, Munich, alongside parent company, TÜV SÜD AG, is combining with Germany’s leading independent fleet management experts, Fleet Company GmbH, to create the Fleet Logistics Group.

Fleet Logistics celebrates 20th anniversary with new structure

Nov 27, 2016

Fleet Logistics, which is headquartered at Oberhaching, Munich, alongside parent company, TÜV SÜD AG, is combining with Germany’s leading independent fleet management experts, Fleet Company GmbH, to create the Fleet Logistics Group.

Alphabet expands its AlphaFlex business mobility system

Alphabet’s latest product, AlphaFlex, is designed to benefit companies and employees alike. Fleet managers get full cost control while mobility users can flexibly decide which form of transportation to take. The hassle-free business mobility solution also aims to promote more sustainable mobility options.

Alphabet expands its AlphaFlex business mobility system

Nov 27, 2016

Alphabet’s latest product, AlphaFlex, is designed to benefit companies and employees alike. Fleet managers get full cost control while mobility users can flexibly decide which form of transportation to take. The hassle-free business mobility solution also aims to promote more sustainable mobility options.

The lessors’ entrepreneur: a profile of Bob Rinaldi of CI Finance and ELFA

Bob Rinaldi is a firm optimist when forecasting the future of equipment leasing in the US.

The lessors’ entrepreneur: a profile of Bob Rinaldi of CI Finance and ELFA

Nov 24, 2016

Bob Rinaldi is a firm optimist when forecasting the future of equipment leasing in the US.

UK Autumn Statement:  retail auto lenders warn of fewer borrowers but praise reforms to rural business rates

Paul Burgess, CEO, Startline Motor Finance (pictured above) said: “We live in confusing and contradictory times, and today’s Autumn Statement reflects this.

UK Autumn Statement:  retail auto lenders warn of fewer borrowers but praise reforms to rural business rates

Nov 23, 2016

Paul Burgess, CEO, Startline Motor Finance (pictured above) said: “We live in confusing and contradictory times, and today’s Autumn Statement reflects this.

UK chancellor’s Autumn Statement not encouraging for automotive industry – and salary sacrifice gets knocked back

Rupert Pontin, Glass's director of valuations, said: “The chancellor has underlined how tricky the next few months and years are likely to be because of the economic turbulence created by the BREXIT vote.

UK chancellor’s Autumn Statement not encouraging for automotive industry – and salary sacrifice gets knocked back

Nov 23, 2016

Rupert Pontin, Glass's director of valuations, said: “The chancellor has underlined how tricky the next few months and years are likely to be because of the economic turbulence created by the BREXIT vote.

Sword Apak’s “incubator approach” to sustainable mobility solutions wins recognition

As the global motor industry moves inexorably towards the provision of mobility solutions for its customers, it is important that all areas of the industry are not seen as championing this shift in consumer behaviour simply as a marketing tool, but are actively committed to it.

Sword Apak’s “incubator approach” to sustainable mobility solutions wins recognition

Nov 22, 2016

As the global motor industry moves inexorably towards the provision of mobility solutions for its customers, it is important that all areas of the industry are not seen as championing this shift in consumer behaviour simply as a marketing tool, but are actively committed to it.

Volkswagen pioneering future of mobility in China as new finance products and big data play their part

Volkswagen Group China (VWGC) is seeking to pioneer the future of mobility and reshape the definition of what it is to be a car company as the automotive industry heralds a new era of e-mobility, ride-hailing and car sharing, autonomous driving and connectivity.

Volkswagen pioneering future of mobility in China as new finance products and big data play their part

Nov 21, 2016

Volkswagen Group China (VWGC) is seeking to pioneer the future of mobility and reshape the definition of what it is to be a car company as the automotive industry heralds a new era of e-mobility, ride-hailing and car sharing, autonomous driving and connectivity.

New industry report reveals turnover and profit increases for some UK auto retailers-but there are bumps in the road ahead

The shop floor of the automotive industry might appear to be in good financial shape, with the top motor retail companies reporting double digit growth in profits. However, smaller groups are struggling to keep up with the biggest - according to analysis by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

New industry report reveals turnover and profit increases for some UK auto retailers-but there are bumps in the road ahead

Nov 21, 2016

The shop floor of the automotive industry might appear to be in good financial shape, with the top motor retail companies reporting double digit growth in profits. However, smaller groups are struggling to keep up with the biggest - according to analysis by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP.

Indian government currency ban sparks 100% finance offers

Car and two-wheeler auto makers in India are offering 100% finance on vehicle purchases and alternate payment facilities at workshops as customers disappear due to the sudden liquidity crunch in the aftermath of the government’s currency ban.

Indian government currency ban sparks 100% finance offers

Nov 21, 2016

Car and two-wheeler auto makers in India are offering 100% finance on vehicle purchases and alternate payment facilities at workshops as customers disappear due to the sudden liquidity crunch in the aftermath of the government’s currency ban.