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...
 
Sep 10, 2020: "The pandemic has posed many challenges to equipment and auto finance providers, as customer needs have drastically changed." The coronavirus pandemic has continued to pose challenges to operators in the global auto and equipment finance indus...
 
Aug 18, 2020: Suppliers are now providing whatever it takes to deliver a customer's desired outcome, not just an asset and services to make it go, as the industry adopts servitised business models, according to Lee Thompson, DLL Group’s head of pay-per-use solut...
 
Jul 14, 2020: In the US the Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation has revealed in its June 2020 COVID-19 Impact Survey that some 81% of respondents had not to date furloughed or laid off staff. Furthermore, some 97% of respondents had not cut staff hours as a...
 
Jul 09, 2020: Stephen Sklaroff augments a previous AFI article highlighting the regulatory challenges being faced by asset and auto lenders post-lockdown. David Betteley’s article raises some very good points about the challenges facing the industry during...
 
Jul 07, 2020: This is a personal reflection on the similarities and differences between the two recent crises, both of which I have lived through; the 2008/9 crisis as a senior VP for Toyota Financial Services and the recent crisis as an entrepreneur with stakes...
 
Jun 26, 2020: Now more than ever, we need to know who the big lessees are Why do companies lease equipment? The potential reasons are many...the cash flow benefits, funding availability, flexibility, convenience, cost, and so on. That all works for the small a...
 
Jun 22, 2020: The Coronavirus pandemic has altered buyer behavior and supply chains across the business landscape. How can you meet new customer demands and become more resilient to disruption in the new normal? Specialists at the pay-per-use solutions group at ...
 
Jun 19, 2020: The impact of the Coronavirus crisis will be felt in the asset finance market for years to come, but agile businesses are already discovering new opportunities for growth. Companies that had effective contingency planning could find opportunities ...
 
Jun 16, 2020: As the Coronavirus pandemic subsides, how will the auto retail industry look in the ‘new normal’? Very different, according to Paul Bennett, director of international business development for Autofutura, who argues that the smartphone will emerge a...