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Leasing industry association Leaseurope has revealed its annual ranking of the largest European leasing companies and named Societe Generale Equipment Finance as the largest company.

The ranking provides a yearly update on new leasing volumes and portfolios of the largest leasing firms in Europe. Companies are ranked according to the value of their new contracts in 2017.

Societe General Equipment Finance, including ALD Automotive, reported nearly 600,000 new contracts and more than €19 billion of new business.

Companies in the listing, made up of 72 companies that participated in the exercise, are located in 20 different countries, with businesses in France and Germany accounting for 55% of new business in the rankings.

Parent and standalone companies, who took part in the listing on a voluntary basis, reported total new leasing volumes of about €156 billion, across 4.3 million contracts, with 34 companies reporting volumes of more than €1 billion. The average contract size (for all asset types considered together) was €36,200 in 2017.

The full version of the ranking is available to Leaseurope members and participating leasing firms only.

Leaseurope members come from 44 industry associations across Europe, which in turn represent more than 1,500 leasing companies. These companies account for around 94% of the entire European leasing market.

The scope of products covered by Leaseurope's members ranges from hire purchase and finance leases to operating leases of all asset types (automotive, equipment and real estate) and also includes the rental of cars, vans and trucks.

Leaseurope annual ranking survey 2017 results

RankCompany nameCountry

Total new business

within Europe (€000)

Number of new

contracts in Europe

1 Société Générale Equipment Finance (incl. ALD) France 19,143,335 578,771
2 BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions (incl. Arval) France 18,256,472 620,784
3 VW Leasing GmbH Germany Germany 15,278,733 609,941
4 DLL International BV Netherlands 10,400,581 168,606
5 Deutsche Leasing  Germany 8,437,000 76,140
6 UniCredit Leasing S.p.a. Italy  6,732,861 122,234
7 Alphabet Germany 5,973,771 226,708
8 Nordea Finance  Sweden 5,515,485 221,006
9 Crédit Agricole Leasing & Factoring France 5,173,665 114,216
10 DNB Finans Norway 4,358,419 172,069
11 CM CIC BAIL France 4,160,679 112,949
12 ING Lease Netherlands 3,212,475 37,880
13 LeasePlan Corporation N.V. Netherlands 3,156,998 295,153
14 Siemens Financial Services GmbH (SFS) Germany 2,555,382 n/a
15 LBBW Leasing Germany 2,472,584 42,101
16 Porsche Bank Ag Austria 2,342,211 137,248
17 ABN AMRO Lease Netherlands 2,276,864 16,748
18 BANCO SANTANDER S.A  Spain 2,208,753 47,099
19 PKO LEASING Poland 1,910,224 58,987
20 Sberbank Leasing LLC Russian Federation 1,903,803 12,689
21 Raiffeisen-Leasing Austria 1,743,139 43,544
22 VEB-leasing JSC Russian Federation 1,581,681 16,371
23 JSC VTB Leasing Russian Federation 1,517,624 29,109
24 BBVA Spain 1,473,099  13,305
25 Aldermore Bank PLC UK 1,305,501 17,790
26 Caterpillar Financial Services Switzerland 1,290,720 11,544
27 Caixabank  Spain 1,289,564 14,046
28 Europejski Fundusz leasingowy S.A. Poland 1,288,406 54,828
29 mLeasing Sp. z o.o. Poland 1,171,211 29,793
30 Iccrea BancaImpresa Italy 1,158,834 19,005
31 abcfinance GmbH Germany 1,097,005 32,445
32 CHG-MERIDIAN  Germany 1,084,611 62,228
33 Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC  UK 1,068,065 33,023
34 Commerz Real Mobilienleasing GmbH Germany 1,002,982  3,095
35 BZ WBK Leasing S.A Poland  979,582 28,133
36 Europlan Russian Federation 932,297 30,366
37 Barclays Asset Finance  UK 930,000 7,600
38 CSOB Leasing CR Czech Republic 928,659 21,586
39 UBI LEASING SPA Italy 765,542 4,923
40 Millennium Leasing Poland 712,643 18,586
41 MMV Leasing GmbH Germany 706,591 24,222
42 QNB Finansleasing Turkey 667,900 2,202
43 Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG Switzerland 649,706 9,299
44 Garanti Finansal Kiralama A.S. Turkey 612,214 13,626
45 IS LEASING  Turkey 534,789 2,309
46 TransFin-M PJSC Russian Federation 534,395 137
47 3 Step IT Finland 527,756 7,799
48 Baltic Leasing Russian Federation 501,141 13,748
49 akf leasing GmbH Germany 458,800 9,699
50 Caixa Leasing e factoring Portugal 321,969 5,549
51 Business Lease Group Netherlands 249,388 17,932
52 MKB-Euroleasing Hungary 211,465  11,379
53 Element Leasing Ltd. Russian Federation 209,517 8,321
54 Carcade Russian Federation 192,412  6,159
55 Interleasing Russian Federation 175,554 1,749
56 Budapest Lízing Zrt. Hungary 173,274  2,470
57 Piraeus Leasing SA Greece 99,330 940
58 Eurobank Ergasias Leasing S.A. Greece 90,340 568
59 Interlease EAD Bulgaria 74,494 3,693
60 Intesa Leasing doo Begrad Serbia 70,403  1,938
61 LTD Expert-Leasing Russian Federation 62,744 1,362
62 CPB LEASING S.A. Greece 16,462 24
63 Eurolease Auto EAD Bulgaria 13,283 743
64 Simple Solutions Leasing Company LLC Russian Federation 12,348 111

Source: Leaseurope