Asset investment increases in Australia

Improving business confidence in Australia is increasing planned investment in new assets, research shows, but purchase remains the main form of acquisition.

Asset investment increases in Australia

Apr 26, 2017

Improving business confidence in Australia is increasing planned investment in new assets, research shows, but purchase remains the main form of acquisition.

New finance tools to help used car buyers

UK motor finance provider Raphael Finance has invested in a range of new tools for its underwriting team to help brokers and motor retailers offer efficient decisions for their customers.

New finance tools to help used car buyers

Apr 26, 2017

UK motor finance provider Raphael Finance has invested in a range of new tools for its underwriting team to help brokers and motor retailers offer efficient decisions for their customers.

UK fleets predict shift away from diesel

UK fleet operators are showing growing interest in petrol and alternative fuels as they consider moving away from diesel, new research has revealed.

UK fleets predict shift away from diesel

Apr 26, 2017

UK fleet operators are showing growing interest in petrol and alternative fuels as they consider moving away from diesel, new research has revealed.

Auto Captives to play central role in maximizing lifetime customer value

Finance captives currently play a critical role in driving loyalty and delivering higher customer spending, and will play a further increased role as manufacturers focus on providing mobility services in future. That was the message to delegates at the International Auto Finance Network conference from David Betteley, Global Financial Services Director at Jaguar Land Rover.

Auto Captives to play central role in maximizing lifetime customer value

Apr 19, 2017

Finance captives currently play a critical role in driving loyalty and delivering higher customer spending, and will play a further increased role as manufacturers focus on providing mobility services in future. That was the message to delegates at the International Auto Finance Network conference from David Betteley, Global Financial Services Director at Jaguar Land Rover.

Plug-in vehicle demand to rocket in Europe by 2030

Around one-third of new cars registered in Europe by 2030 will be a plug-in vehicle, which will prompt a radical shift in government tax policies, according to new research.

Plug-in vehicle demand to rocket in Europe by 2030

Apr 26, 2017

Around one-third of new cars registered in Europe by 2030 will be a plug-in vehicle, which will prompt a radical shift in government tax policies, according to new research.

Senior management changes at FCA UK

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has announced a major restructuring of its senior management team. At Fiat/Abarth, Alejandro Noriega has been appointed country manager, Fiat and Abarth, and will oversee retail sales and marketing for the two brands. He was previously head of the Fiat Professional brand, which will now be led by new country manager Richard Chamberlain.

Senior management changes at FCA UK

Apr 25, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has announced a major restructuring of its senior management team. At Fiat/Abarth, Alejandro Noriega has been appointed country manager, Fiat and Abarth, and will oversee retail sales and marketing for the two brands. He was previously head of the Fiat Professional brand, which will now be led by new country manager Richard Chamberlain.

DAE to double in size after AWAS acquisition

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is to acquire AWAS, a global leader in aircraft leasing.

DAE to double in size after AWAS acquisition

Apr 24, 2017

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) is to acquire AWAS, a global leader in aircraft leasing.

Late-paying councils push SMEs to invoice finance

The slowest-paying local authorities in the UK took on average 38 days to pay their suppliers last year, new research has revealed.

Late-paying councils push SMEs to invoice finance

Apr 24, 2017

The slowest-paying local authorities in the UK took on average 38 days to pay their suppliers last year, new research has revealed.

Asset finance boost for small businesses

The British Business Bank is providing a £37.4m facility to Shire Leasing to increase its funding to smaller businesses so they can acquire business-critical assets.

Asset finance boost for small businesses

Apr 21, 2017

The British Business Bank is providing a £37.4m facility to Shire Leasing to increase its funding to smaller businesses so they can acquire business-critical assets.

Renault appoints new UK managing director

Vincent Tourette has been appointed the managing director of Renault UK. He will be responsible for Renault and Dacia in the UK and Ireland and also the right-hand drive markets of Cyprus and Malta. He will report to Ken Ramirez, senior vice-president sales and marketing in Europe and replaces Paul Flanagan, whose will be moving to a new role in the group, which is due to be announced in the near future.

Renault appoints new UK managing director

Apr 21, 2017

Vincent Tourette has been appointed the managing director of Renault UK. He will be responsible for Renault and Dacia in the UK and Ireland and also the right-hand drive markets of Cyprus and Malta. He will report to Ken Ramirez, senior vice-president sales and marketing in Europe and replaces Paul Flanagan, whose will be moving to a new role in the group, which is due to be announced in the near future.

European leasing market expands 11.2%

Leaseurope, the trade association representing the European leasing and automotive rental industries, has released the results of its preliminary survey of the European leasing market for 2016.

European leasing market expands 11.2%

Apr 21, 2017

Leaseurope, the trade association representing the European leasing and automotive rental industries, has released the results of its preliminary survey of the European leasing market for 2016.

Volkswagen Pon Financial Services extends use of Miles software

Volkswagen Pon Financial Services in the Netherlands has begun the first phase of switching the fleet contracts side of its business onto the Miles platform from global software provider Sofico.

Volkswagen Pon Financial Services extends use of Miles software

Apr 18, 2017

Volkswagen Pon Financial Services in the Netherlands has begun the first phase of switching the fleet contracts side of its business onto the Miles platform from global software provider Sofico.

'Brexit' rows spark snap general election in UK

UK voters are set to head to the polls on June 8 after a snap general election was called by Prime Minister Theresa May. In a statement, she said Britain needed strong leadership as it negotiated the terms of its exit from the European Union, adding that it was the only way to “guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead”.

'Brexit' rows spark snap general election in UK

Apr 18, 2017

UK voters are set to head to the polls on June 8 after a snap general election was called by Prime Minister Theresa May. In a statement, she said Britain needed strong leadership as it negotiated the terms of its exit from the European Union, adding that it was the only way to “guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead”.

Why car finance could be heading for a competition authority market study

Under the headline 'Drivers face car loan crackdown to avoid new financial crisis', the Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday that regulators are looking at the need for tougher affordability tests for car loans in the UK.

Why car finance could be heading for a competition authority market study

Apr 18, 2017

Under the headline 'Drivers face car loan crackdown to avoid new financial crisis', the Daily Telegraph reported on Saturday that regulators are looking at the need for tougher affordability tests for car loans in the UK.

EFRAG and IFRS 16 – defining the ‘public good’

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has issued a positive statement on IFRS 16, the new lease accounting standard.

EFRAG and IFRS 16 – defining the ‘public good’

Apr 12, 2017

The European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) has issued a positive statement on IFRS 16, the new lease accounting standard.

Bynx upgrades fully-managed service

Automotive software company Bynx has extended its fully-managed service by teaming up with several high-level hosting providers. The firms include Pharos, C24 and Echo and will support the high-security, fully-managed service that Bynx offers customers as part of its suite of services.

Bynx upgrades fully-managed service

Apr 12, 2017

Automotive software company Bynx has extended its fully-managed service by teaming up with several high-level hosting providers. The firms include Pharos, C24 and Echo and will support the high-security, fully-managed service that Bynx offers customers as part of its suite of services.

4finance Group prevents financial crime with cloud-based solution

Digital consumer finance giant 4Finance Group is to use FICO Tonbeller’s cloud-based services to meet new anti-money laundering regulations.

4finance Group prevents financial crime with cloud-based solution

Apr 12, 2017

Digital consumer finance giant 4Finance Group is to use FICO Tonbeller’s cloud-based services to meet new anti-money laundering regulations.

Finance education plan for SMEs

Cost control and managing cashflow is a priority for UK SMEs but they may be failing to use finance to achieve their objectives, new research shows.

Finance education plan for SMEs

Apr 12, 2017

Cost control and managing cashflow is a priority for UK SMEs but they may be failing to use finance to achieve their objectives, new research shows.

100% online car and finance purchases within a year - new findings from US

Clicking a button to buy a car is not only the route that US car-buyers want to go, it’s also the route they should go.

100% online car and finance purchases within a year - new findings from US

Apr 12, 2017

Clicking a button to buy a car is not only the route that US car-buyers want to go, it’s also the route they should go.

“Inspirational business leader” Sir Arnold Clark dies

Sir Arnold Clark, the founder of Britain's biggest independent group of car dealerships, has died ...

Asset finance businesses among Europe’s fastest growing companies

Asset finance companies are among hundreds of businesses to feature in the FT 1000, the Financial ...

Partnership offers solution for new accounting standards

Artificial intelligence company Leverton has partnered with lease accounting firm LeaseSolution to...

Renault reaches electric vehicle leasing milestone

Renault has signed its 100,000th electric vehicle battery leasing contract through RCI Bank and Se...