Mar 21, 2019: Many progressive captive finance organisations have a regional expansion strategy to deliver on their shareholder and customer expectations. Shareholders expect to see an increased ROE from regional expansion through incremental sales and services...
 
Mar 15, 2019: Leasing leaders have been urged to challenge the status quo and actively search for new business ideas as they define the future of finance, during a new forum designed to inspire innovation in the industry. James Alexander (pictured), co-founder ...
 
Mar 12, 2019: Last week’s announcement by the FCA of the final findings of its long-running car finance review could have significant implications across the indirect channels of the asset finance market, and not only for regulated agreements. Here are three re...
 
Feb 05, 2019: Asset finance providers are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to assist with credit decisions. AI Decision Engines are being used to predict which potential customers are likely to pass the company’s credit process, as well as t...
 
Jan 22, 2019: The advent of Open Banking and the continuing emergence of new challenger and mobile banks is not limited to traditional banking. Asset finance is ripe for market disruption as specialist lenders move to target discreet market segments. The key to...
 
Jan 07, 2019: To remain a leader in the leasing industry, Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) has adapted to changing behaviours and new demands from both vendors and end clients. The main trend that we are currently seeing is a strong move from tradition...
 
Dec 13, 2018: 2018 will most likely end up being a more positive year than we might have expected – even considering the challenges around declining vehicle registration figures, WLTP, Bank of England interest rate increases and concerns over demand for diesel. ...
 
Dec 10, 2018: You don’t need to be a fan of the dystopian Terminator films to know that technology should be a means to an end, not an end in itself. Yet recent marketing campaigns by some of Britain’s mainstream lenders have gone big on the technological aspec...
 
Nov 23, 2018: With the details of Theresa May’s recent Brexit deal pushing cabinet members to resign, and a seemingly long road ahead before a draft deal is passed by the UK parliament, a no-deal Brexit is becoming more than just a worst-case scenario. Small-to...
 
Oct 25, 2018: In the year to 31 July 2017 Close Brothers Asset Finance (CBAF) recorded a loan book of just over £2 billion. It was the year that Neil Davies moved from his existing position as head of the company’s leasing and rentals division and was appointed ...