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 ...
 
Oct 04, 2018: The rise of eco-conscious individuals has created a surge in demand for electric vehicles; according to the International Energy Agency, electric vehicle ownership will soar to 125 million by 2030. Following the passing of the Automated and Electr...
 
Oct 04, 2018: For a report that specifically excludes motor finance, the recent Financial Conduct Authority report ‘Impact of credit broking remuneration models at the point of sale’ is surprisingly relevant for the sector. It’s also important to those involved ...
 
Sep 25, 2018: I recently had the privilege of representing Autofutura as one of the guest speakers at the Auto Finance Asia Conference in Shanghai. This international event, hosted by Auto Finance News in conjunction with the Shanghai Leasing Trade Association ...
 
Sep 19, 2018: The Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) has partnered with Sova Capital to host a welcome event for new members. A key mission of the RBCC is to help develop trade and cooperation between the UK and Russia. ...
 
Sep 14, 2018: More than 400 delegates gathered for the International Asset Finance Network conference yesterday (September 13) to look at how technology is transforming auto, fleet and equipment finance. Delegates heard presentations from some of the most influ...
 
Sep 10, 2018:   More than 350 key figures from the global auto, equipment and fleet finance sectors will be attending the International Asset Finance Network conference and dinner this week. The conference will be held in association with the Leasing Founda...
 
Aug 31, 2018: In a speech last week in the US, Andy Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, described how industry concentration ratios - the share of sales in a sector that are taken by the largest suppliers - have increased over the past 10 years in t...
 
Aug 21, 2018: Deciding to embark on digital transformation is one thing for a manufacturer. Analysing and clearly articulating the commercial imperatives to do so – as well as the risk of not acting – is another. ‘Operationalising’ Industry 4.0 is yet more chall...
 
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’, report...