Senior appointments to First Business Bank board of directors

First Business Financial Services has made a number of appointments to the First Business Bank board of directors. The board was formed after the holding company consolidated its three bank charters into one.

Senior appointments to First Business Bank board of directors

Aug 15, 2017

First Business Financial Services has made a number of appointments to the First Business Bank board of directors. The board was formed after the holding company consolidated its three bank charters into one.

Former Finnish prime minister joins EIB

Alexander Stubb has been appointed vice-president and member of the management committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Stubb, who succeeds Jan Vapaavuori, will have the oversight of EIB operations in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden and in several countries outside the European Union.

Former Finnish prime minister joins EIB

Aug 15, 2017

Alexander Stubb has been appointed vice-president and member of the management committee of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Stubb, who succeeds Jan Vapaavuori, will have the oversight of EIB operations in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden and in several countries outside the European Union.

Industry Profile: Gavin Wraith-Carter, Hitachi Capital Business Finance – We are working to make finance more accessible

Hitachi Capital Business Finance is focusing on education and customer service as it aims to increase its share of the SME finance market. Small businesses tend to shy away from asset finance and there are three key reasons why they don’t consider it as an option, according to Gavin Wraith-Carter, managing director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance. He summarises the three factors as ‘access, awareness and fear’, with each playing its part in low take-up of business finance alternatives to traditional options, such as overdrafts, in the small business market.

Industry Profile: Gavin Wraith-Carter, Hitachi Capital Business Finance – We are working to make finance more accessible

Aug 14, 2017

Hitachi Capital Business Finance is focusing on education and customer service as it aims to increase its share of the SME finance market. Small businesses tend to shy away from asset finance and there are three key reasons why they don’t consider it as an option, according to Gavin Wraith-Carter, managing director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance. He summarises the three factors as ‘access, awareness and fear’, with each playing its part in low take-up of business finance alternatives to traditional options, such as overdrafts, in the small business market.

Thought Leaders

Finance will be key to growth during journey to Brexit

Aug 08, 2017

Across the European Union the car manufacturing market continues to go from strength to strength. Recent figures from the Association of European Carmakers demonstrate that in spite of a number of headwinds, the sector remains strong and is almost at pre-economic crisis levels. On the other hand, these figures also highlight that while 2016 was a particularly good year for car registrations in the UK, as a nation we are falling behind a number of our European counterparts.

Members' Blogs

Why successful customer engagement needs to go beyond words

Mar 21, 2017

Currently the lion’s share of communications from auto financiers, in concert with their brand partners and franchised retailer networks, is delivered by conventional methods. Very often this communication is one way and doesn't promote interaction ‘in the moment’. For example, traditional posted mail and outbound telephone calls from retailers or contact centres are very much alive and kicking. Whilst these efforts are laudable, the old conventional methods are fast running out of road and they are not in sync with the habits of the 21st century consumer.

 
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