Julian Hobbs explains how emerging business models can link payment for equipment to resulting business benefits

The world of business is changing. Organisations no longer expect their established machinery, equipment and technology landscape to keep them competitive across a decade.

Julian Hobbs explains how emerging business models can link payment for equipment to resulting business benefits

Feb 16, 2017

The world of business is changing. Organisations no longer expect their established machinery, equipment and technology landscape to keep them competitive across a decade.

Promotion for Chantelle Brady at Onset Financial - and also full-time role for baseball legend Wally Joiner

Chantelle Brady, one of the original founders of Onset Financial, has been promoted to senior vice president of lease operations.

Promotion for Chantelle Brady at Onset Financial - and also full-time role for baseball legend Wally Joiner

Feb 15, 2017

Chantelle Brady, one of the original founders of Onset Financial, has been promoted to senior vice president of lease operations.

Christopher Burke asks where are all the women who should be working in technology?

The concept of women in technology, or in any senior business role, still grabs the headlines.

Christopher Burke asks where are all the women who should be working in technology?

Feb 15, 2017

The concept of women in technology, or in any senior business role, still grabs the headlines.

Auto Finance in the New Digital Ecosystem

The auto finance sector faces significant disruption as innovative new technologies link lenders and customers together in a new “digital ecosystem”. At White Clarke Group’s second Auto Captives Summit in November 2016, we took a close look at the technology revolution which is driving changes in consumer aspirations and in business models and debated what it means for our sector.   We’ve distilled the findings from our discussions into our 2017 Global Technology Report and accompanying summary video, to share key insights, developments and explore critical issues facing the auto finance industry in 2017 and beyond.

Auto Finance in the New Digital Ecosystem

Feb 08, 2017

The auto finance sector faces significant disruption as innovative new technologies link lenders and customers together in a new “digital ecosystem”. At White Clarke Group’s second Auto Captives Summit in November 2016, we took a close look at the technology revolution which is driving changes in consumer aspirations and in business models and debated what it means for our sector.   We’ve distilled the findings from our discussions into our 2017 Global Technology Report and accompanying summary video, to share key insights, developments and explore critical issues facing the auto finance industry in 2017 and beyond.

GM’s talks to sell European auto business to Peugeot is part of Mary Barra’s long game

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, General Motors and French automaker PSA Group are currently in talks that could result in PSA buying GM's European auto operations.

GM’s talks to sell European auto business to Peugeot is part of Mary Barra’s long game

Feb 15, 2017

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, General Motors and French automaker PSA Group are currently in talks that could result in PSA buying GM's European auto operations.

Americans’ auto leasing trends uncovered by Swapalease.com

Swapalease.com predicts that the US auto lease market will remain at healthy and near-record levels heading into Q1 2017, particularly with overall US new-vehicle sales expected to remain in the forecasted 17+ million mark for 2017.

Americans’ auto leasing trends uncovered by Swapalease.com

Feb 14, 2017

Swapalease.com predicts that the US auto lease market will remain at healthy and near-record levels heading into Q1 2017, particularly with overall US new-vehicle sales expected to remain in the forecasted 17+ million mark for 2017.

Obtaining title to a new car no longer paramount amongst UK car borrowers as personal leasing takes off

Personal contract hire (PCH) is growing at a significant rate as more and more UK consumers are turning their back on hire purchase (HP) and choosing to lease their cars instead.

Obtaining title to a new car no longer paramount amongst UK car borrowers as personal leasing takes off

Feb 14, 2017

Personal contract hire (PCH) is growing at a significant rate as more and more UK consumers are turning their back on hire purchase (HP) and choosing to lease their cars instead.

Less than 50% of global organizations trust big data for important business decisions

Data is being used by businesses in more ways than ever before, but it seems they still lack trust in their data.

Less than 50% of global organizations trust big data for important business decisions

Feb 14, 2017

Data is being used by businesses in more ways than ever before, but it seems they still lack trust in their data.

AutoGravity experiences spectacular growth as carmakers buy into its F&I capabilities

Daimler is the latest car manufacturer to be investing a “double-digit million euro amount” into AutoGravity, a smartphone-based vehicle leasing and financing app as part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.

AutoGravity experiences spectacular growth as carmakers buy into its F&I capabilities

Feb 14, 2017

Daimler is the latest car manufacturer to be investing a “double-digit million euro amount” into AutoGravity, a smartphone-based vehicle leasing and financing app as part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.

General Motors & Toyota stress that US rules limiting self-driving cars need to be eased

General Motors and Toyota Motor officials will tell a US House panel on Tuesday 14 February that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.

General Motors & Toyota stress that US rules limiting self-driving cars need to be eased

Feb 14, 2017

General Motors and Toyota Motor officials will tell a US House panel on Tuesday 14 February that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.

Blockchain predicted to be adopted in finance sector “in three to five years”

Blockchain is set to become adopted in the financial post-trade area in three to five years, according to almost half (48%) of the membership base of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group.

Blockchain predicted to be adopted in finance sector “in three to five years”

Feb 13, 2017

Blockchain is set to become adopted in the financial post-trade area in three to five years, according to almost half (48%) of the membership base of the Post-Trade Distributed Ledger (PTDL) Group.

AUTOi’s Sebastien Duval reports a surge in car appraisal activity in Q1 2017

UK dealers have appraised almost as many used cars for stock purchase or part-exchange in January 2017 as in September last year, according to new data released by AUTOi.

AUTOi’s Sebastien Duval reports a surge in car appraisal activity in Q1 2017

Feb 13, 2017

UK dealers have appraised almost as many used cars for stock purchase or part-exchange in January 2017 as in September last year, according to new data released by AUTOi.

Capital constraints are a common complaint for Australian businesses as 25% firms plan asset growth despite economic uncertainty

Some 30% of Australian businesses say that capital constraints are hampering their ability to grow and function efficiently.

Capital constraints are a common complaint for Australian businesses as 25% firms plan asset growth despite economic uncertainty

Feb 12, 2017

Some 30% of Australian businesses say that capital constraints are hampering their ability to grow and function efficiently.

Hyundai Motor hires General Motors researcher to oversee autonomous car development

Hyundai Motor Group has hired a former General Motors researcher to oversee its centre to develop fully autonomous vehicles, joining other automakers and Silicon Valley giants in accelerating efforts on the fast-growing technology.

Hyundai Motor hires General Motors researcher to oversee autonomous car development

Feb 13, 2017

Hyundai Motor Group has hired a former General Motors researcher to oversee its centre to develop fully autonomous vehicles, joining other automakers and Silicon Valley giants in accelerating efforts on the fast-growing technology.

Henk Uunk shows the new way forward in accounting for low value assets

With the release in January 2016 of IFRS 16 leases companies reporting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – and for the European Union (EU) after adoption of the IFRS – have more options to consider for reporting items with limited value.

Henk Uunk shows the new way forward in accounting for low value assets

Jan 23, 2017

With the release in January 2016 of IFRS 16 leases companies reporting in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) – and for the European Union (EU) after adoption of the IFRS – have more options to consider for reporting items with limited value.

One Leaseplan’s corporate re-structuring continues with senior legal & compliance and strategic finance appointments

LeasePlan Corporation has appointed two new managing board members, following approval by the Dutch Central Bank.

One Leaseplan’s corporate re-structuring continues with senior legal & compliance and strategic finance appointments

Feb 12, 2017

LeasePlan Corporation has appointed two new managing board members, following approval by the Dutch Central Bank.

Autofutura establishes an Australia business base

Autofutura, the UK-based specialist provider of global data management software and consultancy to automotive financiers and OEM’s has opened an office in Australia.

Autofutura establishes an Australia business base

Feb 08, 2017

Autofutura, the UK-based specialist provider of global data management software and consultancy to automotive financiers and OEM’s has opened an office in Australia.

Alfa announces strategic partnership with elastic SQL database provider NuoDB

Alfa, the creator of Alfa Systems, has announced a new partnership with influential database company NuoDB, the elastic SQL (structured query language) database company.

Alfa announces strategic partnership with elastic SQL database provider NuoDB

Feb 08, 2017

Alfa, the creator of Alfa Systems, has announced a new partnership with influential database company NuoDB, the elastic SQL (structured query language) database company.

Jeff Wieand tells of turbulent times for Business Jet lessors

These are currently hard times for business jet manufacturers. Rumors circulate of “white tails” ...

Are traditional vehicle replacement cycles for fleet customers dying out? - Fleet lessors respond

Increased competition among fleet suppliers is killing off traditional vehicle replacement cycles ...