ELFA makes distinguished service award

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Joseph Sebik, director of tax at Siemens Financial Services, to receive its 2017 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award.

ELFA makes distinguished service award

Sep 22, 2017

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) has selected Joseph Sebik, director of tax at Siemens Financial Services, to receive its 2017 Michael J. Fleming Distinguished Service Award.

T-Mobile eyes auto market

Telecom giant T-Mobile has signalled its intention to target the auto finance market, announcing plans to launch a new network to support in-car connectivity via the Internet of Things (IoT) and a new fleet management solution for businesses.

T-Mobile eyes auto market

Sep 22, 2017

Telecom giant T-Mobile has signalled its intention to target the auto finance market, announcing plans to launch a new network to support in-car connectivity via the Internet of Things (IoT) and a new fleet management solution for businesses.

Driverless cars learn to communicate

Ford is partnering with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to test out ways in which driverless cars can communicate their intentions to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers.

Driverless cars learn to communicate

Sep 22, 2017

Ford is partnering with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to test out ways in which driverless cars can communicate their intentions to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers.

Why dealers will win in tomorrow's online auto world

Predictions that online car sales will drive dealers out of business are wrong, as they have an essential role to play in a digital world. You might assume this viewpoint belongs to a dealer, but it actually comes from an online car sales company, Carwow. Rob Abrahams, head of new market development, admits this statement might surprise some people, but he believes online sales and physical dealerships work well together. He said: “We firmly believe the dealership will still be a part of the purchase journey in 10 years’ time.

Why dealers will win in tomorrow's online auto world

Sep 20, 2017

Predictions that online car sales will drive dealers out of business are wrong, as they have an essential role to play in a digital world. You might assume this viewpoint belongs to a dealer, but it actually comes from an online car sales company, Carwow. Rob Abrahams, head of new market development, admits this statement might surprise some people, but he believes online sales and physical dealerships work well together. He said: “We firmly believe the dealership will still be a part of the purchase journey in 10 years’ time.

New chair for Canadian Finance & Leasing Association

Richard McAuliffe, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Key Equipment Finance, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CLFA).

New chair for Canadian Finance & Leasing Association

Sep 22, 2017

Richard McAuliffe, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Key Equipment Finance, has been named chairman of the board of directors of the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CLFA).

Hurricane relief efforts

A number of companies in the asset and auto finance sector have announced contributions to relief efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the southern US states, and are also introducing support programs for customers finding it challenging to make leasing repayments.

Hurricane relief efforts

Sep 22, 2017

A number of companies in the asset and auto finance sector have announced contributions to relief efforts following the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma in the southern US states, and are also introducing support programs for customers finding it challenging to make leasing repayments.

Acquis Insurance Management's European expansion continues apace

Acquis Insurance Management Limited (Acquis), the UK-based insurance specialist servicing the European asset finance industry, is forecast to produce record results in 2017.

Acquis Insurance Management's European expansion continues apace

Sep 21, 2017

Acquis Insurance Management Limited (Acquis), the UK-based insurance specialist servicing the European asset finance industry, is forecast to produce record results in 2017.

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Call for public inquiry into consumer finance

The heads of two powerful UK parliamentary committees have called for an independent public inquiry into growing levels of household debt, including vehicle finance.

Call for public inquiry into consumer finance

Sep 20, 2017

The heads of two powerful UK parliamentary committees have called for an independent public inquiry into growing levels of household debt, including vehicle finance.

LeasePlan speeds up transition to electric mobility

Global fleet management company LeasePlan is to become a founding member of the EV100, a new major global transport initiative designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles among companies.

LeasePlan speeds up transition to electric mobility

Sep 20, 2017

Global fleet management company LeasePlan is to become a founding member of the EV100, a new major global transport initiative designed to fast-track the uptake of electric vehicles among companies.

Personal leasing drives auto finance growth

The total UK business fleet leasing market for cars and vans has grown 7.6% year-on-year to 1.35 million, according to new research.

Personal leasing drives auto finance growth

Sep 18, 2017

The total UK business fleet leasing market for cars and vans has grown 7.6% year-on-year to 1.35 million, according to new research.

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BMW Group launches Innovation Lab 2018

BMW Group UK has launched a new search for the business stars of the future with the opening of the BMW Innovation Lab 2018. The BMW Innovation Lab entrepreneur programme provides an opportunity for early-stage start-up companies to partner with BMW Group’s UK commercial divisions.

BMW Group launches Innovation Lab 2018

Sep 18, 2017

BMW Group UK has launched a new search for the business stars of the future with the opening of the BMW Innovation Lab 2018. The BMW Innovation Lab entrepreneur programme provides an opportunity for early-stage start-up companies to partner with BMW Group’s UK commercial divisions.

Drop in bank lending threatens business growth

Bank lending to the private sector across Europe is 25% lower than it was before the financial crisis, hampering the return to economic growth, according to a new study.

Drop in bank lending threatens business growth

Sep 19, 2017

Bank lending to the private sector across Europe is 25% lower than it was before the financial crisis, hampering the return to economic growth, according to a new study.

Aldermore leads way with gender diversity programme

Specialist bank Aldermore has shared the progress it has made against the Women in Finance Charter since signing up to the initiative last year. In addition, the bank has also published its gender pay gap figures, ahead of the Government’s April 2018 deadline.

Aldermore leads way with gender diversity programme

Sep 18, 2017

Specialist bank Aldermore has shared the progress it has made against the Women in Finance Charter since signing up to the initiative last year. In addition, the bank has also published its gender pay gap figures, ahead of the Government’s April 2018 deadline.

Arval UK launches online customer community

Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval has launched a new online community for UK customers.

Arval UK launches online customer community

Sep 13, 2017

Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval has launched a new online community for UK customers.

Arval expands outsourcing solutions service

Vehicle leasing firm Arval has enhanced its outsourcing solutions service following strong growth in demand. The redesigned service links closely to driver requirements and company expectations of operational, financial and CSR performance.

Arval expands outsourcing solutions service

Sep 18, 2017

Vehicle leasing firm Arval has enhanced its outsourcing solutions service following strong growth in demand. The redesigned service links closely to driver requirements and company expectations of operational, financial and CSR performance.

Growcap signs AMP Credit Technologies to new service

Industry consultant Growcap has launched a new ‘partner services’ proposition and secured its first customer. Growcap provides sector expertise, analytical insight and delivery skills that drive strategic change programmes and new concept commercialisation for finance, technology and data providers.

Growcap signs AMP Credit Technologies to new service

Sep 15, 2017

Industry consultant Growcap has launched a new ‘partner services’ proposition and secured its first customer. Growcap provides sector expertise, analytical insight and delivery skills that drive strategic change programmes and new concept commercialisation for finance, technology and data providers.

Dealers risk failing customers in car finance journey

Auto dealers need to ensure they are engaging and informing customers to build successful long-term relationships, instead of focusing on quick credit acceptance as the way to drive sales, the industry has been warned.

Dealers risk failing customers in car finance journey

Sep 15, 2017

Auto dealers need to ensure they are engaging and informing customers to build successful long-term relationships, instead of focusing on quick credit acceptance as the way to drive sales, the industry has been warned.

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