The board of Hampshire Trust Bank plc have announces the appointment of Matthew Wyles as the Bank’s new Chief Executive Officer subject to regulatory approval. Wyles will join Hampshire Trust Bank with immediate effect as CEO (Designate). This follows the announcement late last year that Mark Sismey-Durrant, who has been CEO since 2012, had decided…

A new report by Aldermore titled Future Attitudes has revealed that just under a quarter (23%) of SMEs, representing 1.27million small and medium-sized businesses across the UK, are missing out on new business opportunities due to a lack of available funding a 4% increase on the previous year. The report, which surveyed over a thousand business…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) for deals of up to £20 million fell in February by 1%, compared with the same month last year. The plant and machinery finance and IT equipment finance sectors reported new business growth in…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) for deals of up to £20 million grew by 4% in January, compared with the same month last year. Including high-value deals, new business increased by 3% over the same period. The plant and…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, is to host the Credit and Collections Technology Awards at this year’s CSA Gala Dinner on 13 September. The co-branded event, which will form part of the CSA’s UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), reflects the Association’s growing recognition…

SME finance monitor shows only 41% of SMEs seeking finance were confident the bank would lend to them in Q4 2017. Nic Beishon, Head SME of Commercial at Equifax, said “There are millions of companies in the UK with fewer than 10 employees and many who apply for finance often have a limited credit history –…

Aldermore, has appointed Sue Hayes to the newly created role of Group Managing Director of Retail Finance. Hayes will join the Bank in June. Reporting to Phillip Monks, Chief Executive Officer of Aldermore, Hayes will be responsible for managing the existing Bank’s mortgages and savings businesses as well as expanding into new areas. Since its…

Wesleyan Bank has announced it has added to its management team the appointment of Simon Welling as Director of Sales and Marketing. Welling, who joins from Paragon Asset Finance, will report to the company’s Chief Executive, Steve Deutsch. Deutsch, Chief Executive of Wesleyan Bank, said: “Simon will play an instrumental role in the development and…

The British Business Bank’s has published its 2018 Small Business Finance Markets report reveals welcome evidence that the UK’s small businesses are diversifying in their choice of finance. Although still the predominant channel, there are encouraging signs that small businesses are looking beyond their main bank for finance and turning to alternative sources. The value of SME…

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