Jaguar Land Rover unveils future skills programme to train 29,000 for modern, luxury, all-electric future

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a global upskilling drive, in a bid to train 29,000 people in the next three years for its connected and data capabilities, and to support the rapid transition to electrification. The company’s Future Skills Programme will see more than 10,000 Jaguar Land Rover and franchised retailer employees in the UK, and nearly 19,000 across the rest of the world trained in skills vital to electrification, digital and autonomous cars. This underlines the company’s commitment to developing its future engineering and manufacturing skills and supports the delivery of Jaguar Land Rover’s net zero targets.

Jaguar Land Rover unveils future skills programme to train 29,000 for modern, luxury, all-electric future

Sep 28, 2022

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a global upskilling drive, in a bid to train 29,000 people in the next three years for its connected and data capabilities, and to support the rapid transition to electrification. The company’s Future Skills Programme will see more than 10,000 Jaguar Land Rover and franchised retailer employees in the UK, and nearly 19,000 across the rest of the world trained in skills vital to electrification, digital and autonomous cars. This underlines the company’s commitment to developing its future engineering and manufacturing skills and supports the delivery of Jaguar Land Rover’s net zero targets.

CSI LifeCycle Leasing GmbH acquires top ITAD company in Germany

CSI LifeCycle Leasing GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSI Leasing, Inc., recently announced the acquisition of tradefinity GmbH, a leading German IT asset disposal (ITAD) company with more than 15 years of experience in IT services, refurbishing and remarketing used IT equipment. The new German subsidiary joins sister ITAD companies in Europe, EPC Global Solutions UK Ltd and EPC Global Solutions Slovakia, s.r.o. With the acquisition of tradefinity, CSI Leasing, Inc. now has 20 ITAD facilities worldwide.

CSI LifeCycle Leasing GmbH acquires top ITAD company in Germany

Sep 27, 2022

CSI LifeCycle Leasing GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CSI Leasing, Inc., recently announced the acquisition of tradefinity GmbH, a leading German IT asset disposal (ITAD) company with more than 15 years of experience in IT services, refurbishing and remarketing used IT equipment. The new German subsidiary joins sister ITAD companies in Europe, EPC Global Solutions UK Ltd and EPC Global Solutions Slovakia, s.r.o. With the acquisition of tradefinity, CSI Leasing, Inc. now has 20 ITAD facilities worldwide.

UK Mini-Budget: Tax cuts in dash for growth – but worries on interest rates

The UK’s new Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng presented a “mini-Budget” statement on Friday 23 September. It represents a radical change in the fiscal policy stance following the recent change of Prime Minister and Chancellor. A number of major tax cuts were announced, and comparisons with the past have counted this as the largest set of tax cuts ever announced since 1972.

UK Mini-Budget: Tax cuts in dash for growth – but worries on interest rates

Sep 27, 2022

The UK’s new Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng presented a “mini-Budget” statement on Friday 23 September. It represents a radical change in the fiscal policy stance following the recent change of Prime Minister and Chancellor. A number of major tax cuts were announced, and comparisons with the past have counted this as the largest set of tax cuts ever announced since 1972.

 
 

Alice Altemaire, CEO Mobilize Financial Services UK to be Asset Finance Connect Conference auto keynote

Asset Finance Connect (AFC) is delighted to announce that this year’s opening auto finance keynote address for its November 3rd event will be delivered by Alice Altemaire, CEO of Mobilize Financial Services UK. Alice Altemaire will focus on sustainable innovation in auto financial services and products, and discuss how they can improve our lives, respect the planet and deliver a sustainable future for all.

Alice Altemaire, CEO Mobilize Financial Services UK to be Asset Finance Connect Conference auto keynote

Sep 16, 2022

Asset Finance Connect (AFC) is delighted to announce that this year’s opening auto finance keynote address for its November 3rd event will be delivered by Alice Altemaire, CEO of Mobilize Financial Services UK. Alice Altemaire will focus on sustainable innovation in auto financial services and products, and discuss how they can improve our lives, respect the planet and deliver a sustainable future for all.

 

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Alfa publishes new paper on systems integration

Alfa, the developer of Alfa Systems, the software platform for providers of automotive, wholesale and equipment finance, has published the third paper in its Innovation in Implementation series focusing on best practice in systems integration. Previous papers in the series, which guides decision-makers and project leads on how to approach modern enterprise software implementations, have discussed phased implementations and complex data migrations.

Alfa publishes new paper on systems integration

Aug 08, 2022

Alfa, the developer of Alfa Systems, the software platform for providers of automotive, wholesale and equipment finance, has published the third paper in its Innovation in Implementation series focusing on best practice in systems integration. Previous papers in the series, which guides decision-makers and project leads on how to approach modern enterprise software implementations, have discussed phased implementations and complex data migrations.

 

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Solifi Global Leasing Report 2022 reveals industry resilience in the face of pandemic challenges

A new report launched today provides a detailed insight into the impact of the global pandemic on the international asset finance industry and predicts a return to health for the market this year. The Solifi Global Leasing Report uncovers the real-world impact of the crisis as it unfolded, resulting in significant business reductions around the globe, but also some unexpected highlights.

Solifi Global Leasing Report 2022 reveals industry resilience in the face of pandemic challenges

Mar 02, 2022

A new report launched today provides a detailed insight into the impact of the global pandemic on the international asset finance industry and predicts a return to health for the market this year. The Solifi Global Leasing Report uncovers the real-world impact of the crisis as it unfolded, resulting in significant business reductions around the globe, but also some unexpected highlights.

 

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Novuna Business Finance releases Block Starter Guide

Novuna Business Finance has launched a Block Starter Guide to help brokers who would like to become a funder. This comes at a time where new research from the Novuna Business Finance business barometer underlines how important access to finance is for the small business sector - with many trying to rebuild after the pandemic in the face of spiralling inflation and price rises.

Novuna Business Finance releases Block Starter Guide

Sep 26, 2022

Novuna Business Finance has launched a Block Starter Guide to help brokers who would like to become a funder. This comes at a time where new research from the Novuna Business Finance business barometer underlines how important access to finance is for the small business sector - with many trying to rebuild after the pandemic in the face of spiralling inflation and price rises.

Auto industry calls for longer-term certainty from Growth Plan

The automotive industry has given a cautious welcome to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s Growth Plan, unveiled on Friday, but called for more detail and longer-term action to support the sector. As high energy users, vehicle manufacturers breathed a sigh of relief the day before the Chancellor’s statement at their temporary reprieve from soaring electricity and gas prices this winter. They warned, however, that the short-term price cap must be backed by a full package of measures to sustain the sector and “avoid a cliff-edge in six months’ time,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.

Auto industry calls for longer-term certainty from Growth Plan

Sep 26, 2022

The automotive industry has given a cautious welcome to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s Growth Plan, unveiled on Friday, but called for more detail and longer-term action to support the sector. As high energy users, vehicle manufacturers breathed a sigh of relief the day before the Chancellor’s statement at their temporary reprieve from soaring electricity and gas prices this winter. They warned, however, that the short-term price cap must be backed by a full package of measures to sustain the sector and “avoid a cliff-edge in six months’ time,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive.

Automotive businesses urged to understand global market changes to navigate potential storms

Cox Automotive believes trends within the global automotive market may hold the key to navigating the turbulence that awaits the industry in the coming months. The company’s market tracker for August 2022 shows continued market stabilisation in the new market, despite supply imbalances causing higher than normal age and mileage increases at a wholesale level.

Automotive businesses urged to understand global market changes to navigate potential storms

Sep 22, 2022

Cox Automotive believes trends within the global automotive market may hold the key to navigating the turbulence that awaits the industry in the coming months. The company’s market tracker for August 2022 shows continued market stabilisation in the new market, despite supply imbalances causing higher than normal age and mileage increases at a wholesale level.

 

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UTA Edenred launches new UTA eCharge electric charging solution in Germany

German customers of UTA Edenred, a leading mobility service provider in Europe and an Edenred company, can now use UTA eCharge, a new solution for charging electric and hybrid vehicles. UTA eCharge provides access to over 295,000 public charging points in 32 European countries.

UTA Edenred launches new UTA eCharge electric charging solution in Germany

Sep 22, 2022

German customers of UTA Edenred, a leading mobility service provider in Europe and an Edenred company, can now use UTA eCharge, a new solution for charging electric and hybrid vehicles. UTA eCharge provides access to over 295,000 public charging points in 32 European countries.

BVRLA Road to Zero report card shows progress towards zero emissions

The BVRLA has today published its annual snapshot of the UK’s progress towards a sustainable future, looking at demand, supply and infrastructure for zero emission vehicles. Overall, the picture for 2022 shows that demand from fleets is strong across the board. Fiscal incentives, increased choice and changing mindsets on transitioning to zero emission fleets have seen progress for cars, vans and trucks.

BVRLA Road to Zero report card shows progress towards zero emissions

Sep 21, 2022

The BVRLA has today published its annual snapshot of the UK’s progress towards a sustainable future, looking at demand, supply and infrastructure for zero emission vehicles. Overall, the picture for 2022 shows that demand from fleets is strong across the board. Fiscal incentives, increased choice and changing mindsets on transitioning to zero emission fleets have seen progress for cars, vans and trucks.

British Business Bank agrees ENABLE Build guarantee with Hampshire Trust Bank

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has secured an ENABLE Build guarantee via the British Business Bank and The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHLUC). It follows HTB’s previous ENABLE Guarantee, agreed in 2017, which has so far provided £342m in SME housebuilder funding and supported the building of 1547 new housing units.

British Business Bank agrees ENABLE Build guarantee with Hampshire Trust Bank

Sep 21, 2022

Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB) has secured an ENABLE Build guarantee via the British Business Bank and The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DHLUC). It follows HTB’s previous ENABLE Guarantee, agreed in 2017, which has so far provided £342m in SME housebuilder funding and supported the building of 1547 new housing units.

 

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Current economic climate is worse than during the pandemic, say 79% of SMEs

New research from SME funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), sheds further light onto the cost of doing business emergency unfolding for the UK’s small and medium sized businesses as they fight for survival. Findings from the latest SME Confidence Tracker survey, which explores the views of 500 SME owners and decision makers, shows many are at breaking point, with almost four in five (79%) stating the current economic landscape is worse than the pandemic and just one in ten (11%) fully prepared to deal with further cost rises expected.

Current economic climate is worse than during the pandemic, say 79% of SMEs

Sep 21, 2022

New research from SME funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS), sheds further light onto the cost of doing business emergency unfolding for the UK’s small and medium sized businesses as they fight for survival. Findings from the latest SME Confidence Tracker survey, which explores the views of 500 SME owners and decision makers, shows many are at breaking point, with almost four in five (79%) stating the current economic landscape is worse than the pandemic and just one in ten (11%) fully prepared to deal with further cost rises expected.

Renaissance Asset Finance expands business development team

Renaissance Asset Finance (RAF), a subsidiary of Arbuthnot Latham, the private and commercial bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Butcher to the role of Senior Relationship Manager, bolstering its wider business development capabilities.

Renaissance Asset Finance expands business development team

Sep 21, 2022

Renaissance Asset Finance (RAF), a subsidiary of Arbuthnot Latham, the private and commercial bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Butcher to the role of Senior Relationship Manager, bolstering its wider business development capabilities.

Capitas Finance Founder raises £13,000 for Wings for Life with Swiss Epic challenge

The founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Capitas Finance, a specialist in financing energy solutions, has completed a gruelling five-day mountain bike cross-country endurance stage race through the Alps, smashing his fundraising target for spinal cord research in the process.

Capitas Finance Founder raises £13,000 for Wings for Life with Swiss Epic challenge

Sep 20, 2022

The founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Capitas Finance, a specialist in financing energy solutions, has completed a gruelling five-day mountain bike cross-country endurance stage race through the Alps, smashing his fundraising target for spinal cord research in the process.

Demand for used EVs gathers pace

Sales of used EVs gathered pace again in August despite a softening of the overall UK market according to INDICATA’s latest insights report. Sales were up 53.3% year-on-year from July but a shortage of the right type of stock continues to prevent sales growing even further.

Demand for used EVs gathers pace

Sep 20, 2022

Sales of used EVs gathered pace again in August despite a softening of the overall UK market according to INDICATA’s latest insights report. Sales were up 53.3% year-on-year from July but a shortage of the right type of stock continues to prevent sales growing even further.

Richard Jones leaves Lloyds Banking Group to join Motonovo

In a surprise move for the auto finance industry, it has been announced that Managing Director Richard Jones will be leaving Lloyds Banking Group to join Motonovo. He will be replaced by Nick Williams who is currently Group Transformation Officer at Lloyds Banking Group. Details are just emerging but the news was announced to staff yesterday lunchtime.

Richard Jones leaves Lloyds Banking Group to join Motonovo

Sep 14, 2022

In a surprise move for the auto finance industry, it has been announced that Managing Director Richard Jones will be leaving Lloyds Banking Group to join Motonovo. He will be replaced by Nick Williams who is currently Group Transformation Officer at Lloyds Banking Group. Details are just emerging but the news was announced to staff yesterday lunchtime.

 

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Arval signs agreement for the acquisition of Terberg Business Lease Group in the Netherlands and Belgium

Arval announces today that its Dutch subsidiary Arval B.V. has signed an agreement for the acquisi...

Paul Rigby Group rolls out INDICATA used car pricing platform

The Paul Rigby Group is the latest dealer group to roll the INDICATA used car pricing platform to ...

Car dealers are reaching systems overload says Autofinity

Inaccurate and inconsistent vehicle information contained in as many as 300 disparate dealership s...

Partnership agreement between BPW and service network Alltrucks

The Alltrucks service network founded by Bosch, Knorr-Bremse and ZF is enhancing its service and t...

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