May 26, 2020: Last week, the fifth annual edition of the Asset Finance 50 (AF50), the ranking survey of the UK asset finance industry that I collate, was published by Asset Finance International (AFI) with the support of Alfa. As usual, in preparing the latest ...
 
May 18, 2020: There has arguably never been so much support for SME businesses than during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the newly introduced Bounce Back Loan Scheme are now thought to have provided over...
 
Apr 27, 2020: Banking used to be a sector with low customer churn and, especially in commercial banking, customers would typically meet with their asset finance consultant face to face and only when they needed to discuss funding opportunities. However, the wor...
 
Apr 21, 2020: In recent weeks, lenders have moved to ensure business survival in the automotive sector, prioritising a range of critical areas. Here, Deloitte partners Vivian Pereira and Nick Smith explore these priority areas in more detail and suggest actions ...
 
Apr 09, 2020: The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (JRS) is designed to support businesses that would otherwise be forced to lay off staff in the face of the unprecedented disruption caused by COVID-19. If your asset or auto finance business had a PAYE scheme i...
 
Apr 08, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has halted two decades of global growth and raised several questions about how economies will function in the future. Experts are assessing whether the international upheaval caused by the pandemic will have a long-lasting im...
 
Apr 07, 2020: The UK chancellor’s £12 billion action plan in March allowed strong elements of a supply-side palliative care to the societal and industrial lock-down caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. A range of schemes have been devised to support businesses and ...
 
Apr 01, 2020: Unlike past crises, the current COVID-19 crisis has arrived with little warning and has left many organisations desperately playing catch-up in response to fast changing events.  Businesses who were planning their next phases of growth are no...
 
Mar 27, 2020: Ramping up their ever-present contact with members, government departments and regulators, the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) is shifting the focus of its work onto gathering intelligence on how the industry is reacting to the COVID-19 pan...
 
Mar 17, 2020: The International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) announced today that it is replacing its planned June conference at ETCvenues in Houndsditch, London, with an exciting line-up of online conference sessions that will keep the industry up-to-date with ...