Technology overhaul for Vanarama and Polestar in new partnerships with Ebbon-Dacs

Vanarama, an online vehicle leasing retailer, has been named as “the first major leasing company to implement Ebbon-Dacs’ newly-released Stockviewer platform.” The platform will enable Vanarama to better manage its stock vehicles, special offers and sales campaigns by providing a web-based platform to upload, manage and sell large numbers of stock and campaign vehicles.

Technology overhaul for Vanarama and Polestar in new partnerships with Ebbon-Dacs

May 05, 2021

Vanarama, an online vehicle leasing retailer, has been named as “the first major leasing company to implement Ebbon-Dacs’ newly-released Stockviewer platform.” The platform will enable Vanarama to better manage its stock vehicles, special offers and sales campaigns by providing a web-based platform to upload, manage and sell large numbers of stock and campaign vehicles.

IDS celebrates partnership with Metropolitan Capital after string of acquisitions and data security success

Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust (MCB) has partnered with IDS to better support its small business customers’ access to working capital. IDS, an asset finance technology provider, is set to provide its asset-based lending (IDS ABL) technology solutions as the foundation for the Bank’s strategy. David Hamilton (pictured above), chief executive officer of IDS, explained: “We recognize that SMEs are core to both local and global economies which is why we work hard to make our solutions scalable and accessible to meet the demands of all financing firms and their customers.

IDS celebrates partnership with Metropolitan Capital after string of acquisitions and data security success

Apr 30, 2021

Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust (MCB) has partnered with IDS to better support its small business customers’ access to working capital. IDS, an asset finance technology provider, is set to provide its asset-based lending (IDS ABL) technology solutions as the foundation for the Bank’s strategy. David Hamilton (pictured above), chief executive officer of IDS, explained: “We recognize that SMEs are core to both local and global economies which is why we work hard to make our solutions scalable and accessible to meet the demands of all financing firms and their customers.

Risk data aggregation hits top of the list for compliance concerns amongst lenders

Some 88% of financial services firms devote 40% or more of their total data practice budget to compliance functions, with risk data aggregation the top concern, according to research from Financial Information Management (FIMA). The research suggests that financial organisations are channeling larger portions of their budget to compliance initiatives. Despite this growth in funding, 54% of respondents stated that at least half of these functions are still performed manually within their organisations. The survey included the views of 100 data and information technology executives. Respondents were split evenly into four categories: asset management organisations, hedge funds, insurance organisations and investment banks.

Risk data aggregation hits top of the list for compliance concerns amongst lenders

Apr 29, 2021

Some 88% of financial services firms devote 40% or more of their total data practice budget to compliance functions, with risk data aggregation the top concern, according to research from Financial Information Management (FIMA). The research suggests that financial organisations are channeling larger portions of their budget to compliance initiatives. Despite this growth in funding, 54% of respondents stated that at least half of these functions are still performed manually within their organisations. The survey included the views of 100 data and information technology executives. Respondents were split evenly into four categories: asset management organisations, hedge funds, insurance organisations and investment banks.

As-a-service equipment management is a “must have” for asset finance firms

Pay-per-use and as-a-service equipment management models have been discussed in great depth within the asset finance industry, and yet, many companies have failed to gain the first-mover advantage. Ian Robertson, Nick Feasey and Tim Pearce state that companies need to catch up with this trend before they’re left behind.

As-a-service equipment management is a “must have” for asset finance firms

Apr 20, 2021

Pay-per-use and as-a-service equipment management models have been discussed in great depth within the asset finance industry, and yet, many companies have failed to gain the first-mover advantage. Ian Robertson, Nick Feasey and Tim Pearce state that companies need to catch up with this trend before they’re left behind.

Mark Lyons Recruitment kickstarts new cycling community with a charity event alongside AFPA Trust and LTi Technology Solutions

Forming a new community for the financial services, banking, automotive and growth industry sectors, recruitment specialist Mark Lyons is helping build a cycling network of like-minded individuals to bring people together for the benefit of raising money for charitable causes and keeping mentally and physically fit. The initiative will also serve to enhance the AFPA Trust ride calendar.

Mark Lyons Recruitment kickstarts new cycling community with a charity event alongside AFPA Trust and LTi Technology Solutions

Mar 29, 2021

Forming a new community for the financial services, banking, automotive and growth industry sectors, recruitment specialist Mark Lyons is helping build a cycling network of like-minded individuals to bring people together for the benefit of raising money for charitable causes and keeping mentally and physically fit. The initiative will also serve to enhance the AFPA Trust ride calendar.

White Clarke Group to sell to IDS

UK headquartered White Clarke Group is to be acquired by US-headquartered IDS in a deal due to complete by the end of quarter 2, 2021, it was announced this Wednesday. The acquisition was the second to be announced in as many months by IDS, who also acquired ABL and factoring software providers William Stucky and Associates in February. The resulting business will offer a comprehensive range of asset finance solutions, including equipment finance, automotive finance, and working capital solutions globally.

White Clarke Group to sell to IDS

Apr 07, 2021

UK headquartered White Clarke Group is to be acquired by US-headquartered IDS in a deal due to complete by the end of quarter 2, 2021, it was announced this Wednesday. The acquisition was the second to be announced in as many months by IDS, who also acquired ABL and factoring software providers William Stucky and Associates in February. The resulting business will offer a comprehensive range of asset finance solutions, including equipment finance, automotive finance, and working capital solutions globally.

Fleets seek joined up digital platforms amid pandemic

More fleets are seeking “joined-up” software platforms, following accelerated digitalisation during the pandemic. Automotive e-commerce specialist Epyx said business were increasingly keen to introduce platforms capable of communicating with each other in order to increase broader efficiencies.

Fleets seek joined up digital platforms amid pandemic

Apr 02, 2021

More fleets are seeking “joined-up” software platforms, following accelerated digitalisation during the pandemic. Automotive e-commerce specialist Epyx said business were increasingly keen to introduce platforms capable of communicating with each other in order to increase broader efficiencies.

Bynx - Fleet Future Issue 1

Fleet and mobility software specialist Bynx has launched a new insight series, called Fleet Future, to highlight the changes facing fleet suppliers and operators as the world emerges from lockdown. The fleet market is entering a period of unprecedented change and the series of reports will consider some of the most pressing challenges facing fleet managers and their suppliers. The first issue considers the future shape of the fleet market as the Coronavirus vaccine helps return the global economy to full strength, with the business environment changed significantly over the past year. As restrictions start to ease, there is a unique window of opportunity to change the way people work in the long term, which could alter the shape of the fleet market. Fleet Future also considers the key role technology will play in automating decision-making so that fleet suppliers can focus resources on adding value, rather than completing repetitive administrative tasks. Each issue of Fleet Future will provide insights from leading fleet experts, with the first edition featuring Arval’s Miguel Cabaca, who recently moved from his role of UK managing director to head up the leasing company’s operations in Spain. In addition, industry consultant Keith Allen looks at the growing importance of flexible fleet solutions in a changing economic environment. Gary Jefferies, sales and marketing director, Bynx, said: “Our mobility sector has been going through significant change and will continue to do so. The pandemic has accelerated this change, particularly in areas such as buyer behaviour, and the future of fleet within the sector is an area of serious consideration for the industry”. To read your copy of Fleet Future, powered by Bynx, download the first issue using the form below.

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Bynx - Fleet Future Issue 1

Mar 30, 2021

Fleet and mobility software specialist Bynx has launched a new insight series, called Fleet Future, to highlight the changes facing fleet suppliers and operators as the world emerges from lockdown. The fleet market is entering a period of unprecedented change and the series of reports will consider some of the most pressing challenges facing fleet managers and their suppliers. The first issue considers the future shape of the fleet market as the Coronavirus vaccine helps return the global economy to full strength, with the business environment changed significantly over the past year. As restrictions start to ease, there is a unique window of opportunity to change the way people work in the long term, which could alter the shape of the fleet market. Fleet Future also considers the key role technology will play in automating decision-making so that fleet suppliers can focus resources on adding value, rather than completing repetitive administrative tasks. Each issue of Fleet Future will provide insights from leading fleet experts, with the first edition featuring Arval’s Miguel Cabaca, who recently moved from his role of UK managing director to head up the leasing company’s operations in Spain. In addition, industry consultant Keith Allen looks at the growing importance of flexible fleet solutions in a changing economic environment. Gary Jefferies, sales and marketing director, Bynx, said: “Our mobility sector has been going through significant change and will continue to do so. The pandemic has accelerated this change, particularly in areas such as buyer behaviour, and the future of fleet within the sector is an area of serious consideration for the industry”. To read your copy of Fleet Future, powered by Bynx, download the first issue using the form below.

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Alphera unveils new digital finance training programme

ALPHERA Financial Services has unveiled a new finance and insurance training programme aiming to cement sales executive’s understanding of finance products and enable them to deliver the products to customers in a compliant way. Named ‘Funding Essential Skills’, the programme will be delivered to motor finance sales specialists online via the new ALPHERA website and covers three main e-learning modules; ‘Knowing the FCA and your responsibilities’; ‘Funding products for your Customers’; and ‘Qualifying and presenting funding’.

Alphera unveils new digital finance training programme

Mar 16, 2021

ALPHERA Financial Services has unveiled a new finance and insurance training programme aiming to cement sales executive’s understanding of finance products and enable them to deliver the products to customers in a compliant way. Named ‘Funding Essential Skills’, the programme will be delivered to motor finance sales specialists online via the new ALPHERA website and covers three main e-learning modules; ‘Knowing the FCA and your responsibilities’; ‘Funding products for your Customers’; and ‘Qualifying and presenting funding’.

VW plans 70% of European sales to be EV by 2030 amidst digital revolution

Volkswagen Passenger Cars (VWPC) has revealed the continuation of its transformation into an “electric, software-driven, mobility provider” with the launch of its new ‘Accelerate’ strategy. The company stated that by 2030, it plans to double its share of electric car sales in European from the previously planned 35% to 70%, and to 50% in the US and China. Despite CEO Ralf Brandstätter’s (pictured above) comment that the company will “significantly exceed the planned EU regulation” for EVs, VWPC does not intend to discard internal combustion engines entirely.

VW plans 70% of European sales to be EV by 2030 amidst digital revolution

Mar 08, 2021

Volkswagen Passenger Cars (VWPC) has revealed the continuation of its transformation into an “electric, software-driven, mobility provider” with the launch of its new ‘Accelerate’ strategy. The company stated that by 2030, it plans to double its share of electric car sales in European from the previously planned 35% to 70%, and to 50% in the US and China. Despite CEO Ralf Brandstätter’s (pictured above) comment that the company will “significantly exceed the planned EU regulation” for EVs, VWPC does not intend to discard internal combustion engines entirely.

Solving tomorrow’s barriers, today: Overcome the roadblocks in your asset finance programs

Discover how a modern, enterprise-wide platform can support the entire lending and leasing lifecycle—from origination to servicing through collections and asset management—to remove roadblocks in your asset finance programs. More details from this eBook:

Solving tomorrow’s barriers, today: Overcome the roadblocks in your asset finance programs

Feb 22, 2021

Discover how a modern, enterprise-wide platform can support the entire lending and leasing lifecycle—from origination to servicing through collections and asset management—to remove roadblocks in your asset finance programs. More details from this eBook:

Asset finance companies balance digital and manual processes to meet more complex customer needs

In 2021, asset finance companies will help to rebuild the global economy by kick-starting post-pandemic growth. The essential innovations of the past year have put digital at the heart of their operations and enabled companies to respond to the unprecedented demand they have faced. However, while digitalisation is transforming the speed at which some customers can be supported, the resource freed up by greater efficiency is allowing companies to provide a more personalised, supportive approach to those who need it.

Asset finance companies balance digital and manual processes to meet more complex customer needs

Feb 17, 2021

In 2021, asset finance companies will help to rebuild the global economy by kick-starting post-pandemic growth. The essential innovations of the past year have put digital at the heart of their operations and enabled companies to respond to the unprecedented demand they have faced. However, while digitalisation is transforming the speed at which some customers can be supported, the resource freed up by greater efficiency is allowing companies to provide a more personalised, supportive approach to those who need it.

Ford looks to growth with new Google partnership to boost in-car connectivity and cloud services

Ford has announced a six-year partnership with Google to boost its in-vehicle connectivity, cloud computing and overall technology capabilities. The partnership is part of Ford’s $11 billion turnaround plan to restructure underperforming businesses within its automotive operations. The company has streamlined its operations, focusing more on key growth areas such as autonomous, electric and connected technologies.

Ford looks to growth with new Google partnership to boost in-car connectivity and cloud services

Feb 11, 2021

Ford has announced a six-year partnership with Google to boost its in-vehicle connectivity, cloud computing and overall technology capabilities. The partnership is part of Ford’s $11 billion turnaround plan to restructure underperforming businesses within its automotive operations. The company has streamlined its operations, focusing more on key growth areas such as autonomous, electric and connected technologies.