Wesleyan Bank hires head of indirect sales

Wesleyan Bank, a specialist provider of commercial finance solutions, has appointed David Brownbill as its new head of indirect sales. Brownbill joins from Paragon Asset Finance and has 28 years’ experience in a variety of senior corporate finance positions. Prior to joining Paragon, Brownbill spent seven years as regional director at Santander Asset Finance and he has also held sales management roles with GE Capital and Royal Bank of Scotland in which he recruited and developed asset finance teams.

Wesleyan Bank hires head of indirect sales

Jul 19, 2018

Wesleyan Bank, a specialist provider of commercial finance solutions, has appointed David Brownbill as its new head of indirect sales. Brownbill joins from Paragon Asset Finance and has 28 years’ experience in a variety of senior corporate finance positions. Prior to joining Paragon, Brownbill spent seven years as regional director at Santander Asset Finance and he has also held sales management roles with GE Capital and Royal Bank of Scotland in which he recruited and developed asset finance teams.

Societe Generale appoints Claire Calmejane as chief innovation officer

Societe Generale has appointed Claire Calmejane as chief innovation officer to help drive its digital transformation. She will report to chief executive officer Frédéric Oudéa. Calmejane's mission will be to foster an innovation culture in the company and identify new business developments and services for customers.

Societe Generale appoints Claire Calmejane as chief innovation officer

Jul 17, 2018

Societe Generale has appointed Claire Calmejane as chief innovation officer to help drive its digital transformation. She will report to chief executive officer Frédéric Oudéa. Calmejane's mission will be to foster an innovation culture in the company and identify new business developments and services for customers.

New MD for Fiat Chrysler UK and Ireland

Arnaud Leclerc has been appointed managing director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK & Ireland. He takes up his new role immediately and succeeds Ashley Andrew, who has left the company. Leclerc will oversee operations for all FCA functions and brands throughout the UK and Ireland, and reports directly to Alfredo Altavilla, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ CEO for the EMEA region.

New MD for Fiat Chrysler UK and Ireland

Jan 24, 2018

Arnaud Leclerc has been appointed managing director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK & Ireland. He takes up his new role immediately and succeeds Ashley Andrew, who has left the company. Leclerc will oversee operations for all FCA functions and brands throughout the UK and Ireland, and reports directly to Alfredo Altavilla, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ CEO for the EMEA region.

Thought Leaders

Asset finance isn’t overheating. It’s just demonstrating the normal cut and thrust of the market

Jul 17, 2018

The UK asset finance market is mature and generally stable. Some might even say it’s slightly boring (but we don’t listen to them). So, after the Financial Times ran a feature article, ‘Banks warn about overheating UK asset finance market’, reporting a view that rising competition in the UK’s asset finance market is “pushing down profit margins and encouraging increasingly risky practices in the loosely regulated sector”, it seems worth taking a step back to consider the claims.

Appointments

IGF appoints Paul Edmeades as asset-based lending director

Jul 03, 2018

UK independent commercial finance company IGF has announced the appointment of Paul Edmeades as asset-based lending (ABL) director for the Midlands. Edmeades, who moves from a leading role in the underwriting team, has more than 20 years’ experience in the ABL industry, both in risk and commercial roles, holding senior positions at NMB Heller, GE Commercial Finance, and Shawbrook Business Credit. IGF’s ABL offering is targeted at customers with a funding requirement of between £1-10 million.

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.