John Deane set to leave Alta Group after 27 years at the helm

John Deane (pictured above), chief executive officer, chairman and co-founder of The Alta Group, has announced he will be leaving the consultancy firm after 27 years leading the company. Deane is set to retire from daily management of the Group at the end of 2020, although he will continue to serve on the board of directors. He said: “It has been a remarkable 27 years, and now it is time for me to move on and for Alta to embrace a new generation of leadership.”

John Deane set to leave Alta Group after 27 years at the helm

Nov 25, 2020

John Deane (pictured above), chief executive officer, chairman and co-founder of The Alta Group, has announced he will be leaving the consultancy firm after 27 years leading the company. Deane is set to retire from daily management of the Group at the end of 2020, although he will continue to serve on the board of directors. He said: “It has been a remarkable 27 years, and now it is time for me to move on and for Alta to embrace a new generation of leadership.”

Synergy Car Leasing bolsters senior team after strong trading

Synergy Car Leasing has appointed 10 new personnel, taking its total number of staff to 50. The additions comprise its first customer service manager within the client services team, three data specialists, four sales account managers and two members of client services.

Synergy Car Leasing bolsters senior team after strong trading

Nov 20, 2020

Synergy Car Leasing has appointed 10 new personnel, taking its total number of staff to 50. The additions comprise its first customer service manager within the client services team, three data specialists, four sales account managers and two members of client services.

The Leasing Foundation announces event to tackle mental health

The Leasing Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to driving growth across the leasing industry, has announced its third and final NextGeneration coffee morning in 2020, with a focus on mental health. Taking place on 2 December 2020, the session will be organised around the importance of mental health both at work and also in people’s personal lives. According to the organisation, updates will be shared via the Leasing Foundation’s social media channels in the coming weeks about guests for the session.

The Leasing Foundation announces event to tackle mental health

Nov 11, 2020

The Leasing Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to driving growth across the leasing industry, has announced its third and final NextGeneration coffee morning in 2020, with a focus on mental health. Taking place on 2 December 2020, the session will be organised around the importance of mental health both at work and also in people’s personal lives. According to the organisation, updates will be shared via the Leasing Foundation’s social media channels in the coming weeks about guests for the session.

Thought Leaders

Well Remembered: Gavin Wraith-Carter 1966 – 2020

Oct 28, 2020

Asset Finance International, like the entire asset finance industry, was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Gavin Wraith-Carter, managing director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance (HCBF), on 24 September. The immense quantity of condolences and appreciative comments entered upon the Kudoboard online record of appreciation set up by Hitachi Capital bears telling testimony to the outstanding popularity of the man. For Gavin made friends across the breadth of the asset finance industry ranging from past to present fellow-workers and even including competitors.

Appointments

US Equipment Leasing and Finance Association reshuffles board of directors

Nov 02, 2020

In the US, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has revealed the line-up for its new board of directors and officers for 2021, implementing the new board following the final meeting of the 2020 board on 10 November. Set to lead the group, Kristine A. Snow – currently the president of Cisco Systems Capital Corporation – is the new board chair, and Michael DiCeccor – currently the president of Huntington Equipment Finance – is the chair-elect.

Leasing Professionals

FCA announces six-month payment deferrals for consumer credit, potentially endangering customers, warns FLA

Nov 02, 2020

In its latest announcement, the UKs Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) proposed that consumer credit customers who have not yet had a payment deferral under its July guidance are able to request one, and that borrowers who are currently benefitting from a first payment deferral under the July guidance are able to apply for a second deferral. In an effort to support those financially affected by the pandemic, deferrals could last for up to six months “unless it is obviously not in the customer’s interests”.